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San Blas, on the west coast of the Mexican Pacific and a region belonging to the state of
is considered one of the best places for bird watching in the world during the months of
October to March.
In just a radius of fifty kilometers there are tropical jungles, islands, mangroves and marshes, estuaries and lagoons, mountains of pine and oak ... San Blas has up to
seven types of ecosystems.
The many natural estuaries and coastal mangroves are home to up to
250 endemic species,
although about 80% of the bird population during the winter months are migratory birds from all over North America.
The best destinations in San Blas for
, as they say in local slang, are:
Winter refuge for thousands of migratory shore and aquatic birds, as well as habitat for fauna and flora cataloged in protected status such as the
the river crocodile, jaguars, ocelots, peregrine falcon or otter, the lagoon is located about two kilometers before the town of Singayta, on highway 74.
One of the best places in the area for
Singayta is located seven kilometers from San Blas and is part of the Pacific coastal plain, with ecosystems of
tropical rainforest and mangroves,
which serve as habitat for a diversity of fauna wild like the river crocodile and the jaguar.
It can be visited very early in the morning to approach other sites in the afternoon such as the shrimp farms heading to the town of Chacalilla or Playa del Rey where the lighthouse and the Mirador del Águila are located.
In this mountain community the vegetation is wonderful (large areas are dedicated to
) and it is possible to observe a great variety
of brightly colored birds.
Tecuitata and Cora Falls
This is a new destination that has become a favorite for bird watchers.
As in La Bajada, it is a community in the mountains that is dedicated to the plantation of coffee under shade but the advantage is that there is more bird activity: it is a more open landscape that offers spectacular views from the top of the mountain of the Bay of Matanchén and the coast of San Blas.
Nine kilometers away is the town of Cora and its fabulous waterfalls.
La Noria Ecological Ranch
It is located within the Sierra de San Juan Biosphere State Reserve, in a small valley of 18 hectares and surrounded by green hills.
An ideal place to rest and practice ecotourism, since the ranch has cabins, food services, trails to travel on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, as well as climbing and zip line activities.
Blue-footed booby, an icon of the Riviera Nayarit
In addition to San Blas, the Riviera Nayarit has other outstanding enclaves for bird watching such as the Marietas Islands, Isla Isabel, Isla del Coral, the La Vejiga, El Quelele and La Cortada lagoons ...
These places are home to
as magpies, herons, seagulls, pelicans, frigates, swallows, and of course one of the most popular: the
brown and blue footed
, commonly known as
This curious bird, in addition to being a true icon of the Riviera Nayarit, is one of the main attractions for bird watchers visiting the Islas Marietas National Park and the Isla Isabel National Park.
Its scientific name is
but the Spanish baptized it as the blue-footed booby bird, due to its showy legs and that it seems to move somewhat clumsily.
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