Tour price (Per person): USD4,395 * GBP3,305 * EUR3,879 * AUD6,178
After having worked our way successfully through the Northern Balsas Drainage on our short pre-tour extension, the main tour will begin in Morelia. We start our birding around Patzcuaro, stopping at Lago Cuitzeo will give us an excellent chance of finding the gorgeous Black-polled Yellowthroat and Aztec Rail, followed by some time in nearby Pine-Oak forests for Transvolcanic Jay and Spotted Wren.
We then head to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (Mexico City), our base for the remainder of the tour. As we head out of one of the world’s largest conurbations, we shall stop at road side marshes to search for Black-polled Yellowthroat, Striped Sparrow and with a little luck, Aztec Rail. The highlands surrounding Morelia play host to Transvolcanic Jay, Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo and a host of hummingbirds including Mexican Violetear, Rivoli’s, Broad-tailed, Berylline, and White-eared Hummingbird. Heading out to Canon de Los Lobos we search for some of the most desirable Mexican endemics such as Banded Quail, beautiful Lesser Ground Cuckoo, scarce Colima Pygmy Owl, Beautiful Sheartail and Dusky Hummingbird. Our Birding Among Volcanoes tour is perfectly complemented with a week long extension to the state of Veracruz.