Festival of birds

You can find 444 of the 547 species recorded of the mainland birds, representing 50% of the birds reported nationwide.

Observación de Aves

Birding

Observación de Aves

Yucatan is home to 465 species of 543 (85.6%) recorded in the Peninsula (Chablé-Santos and Steps-Enríquez, in rev; Wood, 2010; MacKinnon, 2005), making it a paradise for those interested in bird watching; that also has the infrastructure for conventional tourism and nature necessary for locals and visitors to enjoy the natural and cultural wonders of the state.

In this region you will find the only colony of American Flamingos in Mexico, composed of more than 30,000 individuals. In the Yucatan Peninsula the composition of birds according to its seasonality are: 105 migratory species, 55 transitional, 14 occasional, 32 accidental, and 9 summer visitors (Chablé-Santos and Steps-Enríquez, in rev; Wood, 2010) . 12 endemic species are also recorded.

Marathon XocCh'ich

Maratón XocCh'ich

It is the top event of the Festival, and will be held on November 26 and 27th. Its main aim is to promote the flow of visitors to circuits and routes, where there are important sites for conservation and bird watching.

The Xocch'ich 'is a 2-day competition in which the team that is the winner observes birds. Each team traces its route in coordination with a guide that will take you to sites where they can observe more species, including ecotourism sites in the state. Teams can win in any category: Classic (teams experienced in birding), beginners and endemic (the team that identifies more endemic species).

Form your team, select a route, and discover a weekend in the great diversity of birds that you can find in the natural and cultural attractions of Yucatan. Check out the basic information and participate!

Maratón XocCh'ich
Concurso de Fotografía

Photo Contest and Drawing States by birds

Concurso de Fotografía

The Photography Contest and Drawing "United for birds" aims to promote a local market for bird watching while knowledge and bird conservation is promoted. This event is aimed at children, young people and the general public, printing photos for free at participating Costco.

Lectures and workshops are free and open to the public.

The most exotic species

Las especies más exóticas

Celestun, Yucatan.

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Las especies más exóticas