Our Veracruz Extension takes in the best of the Lower Gulf of Mexico, covering the towns of Xalapa, Cordoba and Veracruz City for such delights as Stricklands Woodpecker, Rufous-naped Wren, Mexican Sheartail, Canivet’s Emerald, elusive Bearded Wood Partridge and Sumichrast’s Wren before concluding the tour in Los Tuxtla, home to Tuxtla Quail-Dove and Slate-colored Solitaire.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Strickland's Woodpecker, Rufous-naped Wren, Mexican Sheartail, Canivet’s Emerald, Bearded Wood Partridge, Sumichrast’s & White-bellied Wren, Tuxtla Quail-Dove, Slate-colored Solitaire, Blue-capped Motmot, Pine Flycatcher, Long-billed Thrasher, White-Naped Brushfinch, Bronze-winged Woodpecker, Rufous-breasted Spinetail, Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Long-Tailed & Curve-winged Sabrewing and Black-throated Shrike-Tanager.
Habitats Covered
semi-deciduous tropical forest, shade grown coffee, tropical rainforest, volcanic slopes, wetlands
Expected Climate
hot with varying levels of humidity
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Ease of Birding
easy birding with some tough species
Photographic Opportunities
good to excellent
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

Mexico was a blast! I saw 81 lifers on the extension and another 86 on the main trip. Our local guide, Eric, was great. He is young, enthusiastic, has good ears and eyes and knows his birds and their behaviours very well. I quickly dubbed him 'Mr Never-give-up' as he would keep at it until we saw each bird. I also thoroughly enjoyed Chris Sharpe's company and his knowledge about many things.

A good trip... The trip focused on endemics and extraordinary time and effort went into this. The local guide, Eric, knew his patch and earned the name Mr P (for persistence) - but he did get the difficult birds! I achieved my personal birding goals... and I again thank Rockjumper for that.

Our tour leaders produced a very successful tour. They worked together well and their skills complemented each other. Chris's education and experience provided us with a plethora of knowledge and fun facts. His personnel skills were put to the test with quite a diverse group of birders with an assortment of desires. He succeeded well. One could not ask for a better local guide than Eric. He knows every nook and cranny of his turf. He knows the birds well and multiple sites to look for each species. He has very good eyes and ears. But for me, his strongest characteristic is his genuine desire to find every target for the group. His persistence is unmatched. It paid off several times. I enjoyed the trip.

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