Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a large limestone shield, protruding into the Gulf of Mexico and the clear, blue Caribbean Sea. Being surrounded by water on three sides, and having very little topographical relief, the Yucatan has very distinct habitats; and, as a consequence, some very distinct birds. In fact, much of the Peninsula’s wildlife cannot be seen anywhere else. On this extension, which can be taken in conjunction with our fantastic Caribbean tours, we will visit the best birding sites on the peninsula, thereby maximising our potential to see the special birds and wildlife of this beautiful region within spectacular surrounds. Furthermore, this tour is conducted at a very relaxed pace and promises to be a very enjoyable birding and cultural adventure!
Yucatan Amazon, Yucatan Bobwhite, Yucatan Poorwill, Yucatan Nightjar, Yucatan, Velasquez’s & Pale-billed Woodpeckers, Yucatan Jay, Yucatan Flycatcher, Yucatan, Mangrove & Cozumel Vireos, Yucatan Wren, Orange Oriole, Cozumel Emerald, Grey-throated Chat, Mayan Antthrush, Ocellated Turkey, Rose-throated Tanager, Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, White-bellied Emerald, Lesser Roadrunner, White-crowned Pigeon, Caribbean Dove, Black Catbird, Caribbean Elaenia, Mexican Sheartail, Grey-crowned Yellowthroat, Rose-throated Tanager, Rufous-necked Wood Rail, Thicket Tinamou, Northern Potoo, Turquoise-browed Motmot, Black-headed & Gartered Trogon, Yellow-billed Cacique, Spotted Rail and a number of North American wood warblers.
Likely future splits include White-browed Wren (Carolina), Aztec Parakeet (Olive-throated), Ridgeway’s Rough-winged Swallow (Northern), Yucatan Swift (Vaux's), Cozumel Wren (House), Cozumel Spindalis (Western).
Yucatan Black Howler Monkey, Yucatan Squirrel, Pygmy (Cozumel) Raccoon (very rare) & Morelet's Crocodile.
semi-deciduous and humid forest, shoreline, waterways, wetlands, archaeological ruins, mangroves, dry woodlands, savanna
warm to hot and humid
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Ease of Birding
mostly easy with some tougher species
Number of Species Expected
ancient Mayan ruins, beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, great people, interesting culture, excellent food