Birding Tours Puerto Vallarta
Gerardo Hernández Vázquez
Bilingual (English-Spanish) Guide Specialized in Nature-oriented Tourism
Puerto Vallarta is located in Banderas Bay of the Jalisco Pacific Coast, surrounded by mountain ranges Vallejo, Cuale, and South with altitudes up to 2000 meters above sea level. Beaches, rivers snaking down from the mountains, lagoons, coastal dunes, water vegetation, mangroves, thorn forest, sub-deciduous tropical forest, tropical deciduous forest, holm oak forest, pine-oak forest, mountain mesofilous forest and savanna, are the habitat for a diversity of birds, some of them endemic, and a number of migrating birds in the winter, like the Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris).Such a variety of habitats shelters a diversity of bird species, from Bobo Patiazul (Sula n.Nebouxii) Blue-Footed Booby to the Momoto Coronicafé (Momotus mexicanus) Russet-Crowned Motmot and other species endemic to Mexico like: Urraca hermosa carinegra (Calocitta formosa? Colliei) Black-Throated Magpie Jay.
Loro Corona-violeta (Amazona Finschi) Lilac-crowned Parrot, Periquito Mexicano (Forpus cyanopygius) Mexican-Blue-Rumped-Parrotlet, Tecolotito Colimense (Glaucidium palmarum) Colima Pygmy-Owl.
Trogon Citrolino (Trogon citreolus) Citroline Trogon, Saltapared Feliz (Thryothorus felix) Happy Wren, Saltapared Sinaloense (Thryothorus sinaloa) Sinaloa –Bar-Vented-Wren, Zorzal Dorsirrufo (Turdus rufopalliatus Rufous-backed Thrush-Robin-, Mulato Azul (Melanotis caerulescens) Blue Mockingbird, Vireo Dorado (Vireo hypochyseus) Golden Vireo, Carpinterito Cachetidorado (Centurus chrysogenys) Golden-cheecked woodpecker, Chachalaca Mexicana (Ortalis poliocephala) West Mexican Chachalaca, Chachalaca Vientre-castaña (Ortalis-poliocephala?-wagleri) Rufous-bellied-West Mexican Chachalaca, Codorniz Elegante (Callipepla douglasii) Elegant Quail, and Colorin pecho naranja (Passerina leclancherii) Orange-breasted Bunting.