Chiapas is the southernmost state of Mexico, located on the border of Guatemala. Our 13 day tour of Chiapas takes in the very best of the areas birding sites such as San Cristobal de las Casas, Comitan, the Sumidero Canyon, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Tapachula and Volcan Tacana. A myriad of beautiful and sought after species includes the amazing Giant Wren, localized Nava’s Wren, dainty Pink-headed Warbler, Rufous-collared Thrush, Garnet-throated and Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Rufous-browed Wren, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Bearded Screech Owl, Slender Sheartail, Belted Flycatcher, Red-breasted Chat, Bar-winged Oriole, Lesser Ground Cuckoo, Lesser Roadrunner, Cabanis’s Wren, Mayan Antthrush, Orange-breasted and Rose-bellied Bunting, West Mexican Chachalaca, Citreoline Trogon, Yellow-eyed Junco, Unspotted Saw-whet Owl and Long-tailed Sabrewing. Without doubt, the tour highlight is liable to be the incredible Horned Guan. While searching for this incomparable species, we can expect to come across a host of other highlights such as Emerald-chinned, Wine-throated and Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Cabanis’s (Azure-rumped) Tanager and at night the haunting Fulvous Owl!
Horned Guan, Giant Wren, localized Nava’s Wren, dainty Pink-headed Warbler, Blue-and-white Mockingbird, Rufous-collared Thrush, Garnet-throated & Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Rufous-browed Wren, Bearded Screech Owl, Slender Sheartail, Belted Flycatcher, Red-breasted Chat, Bar-winged Oriole, Lesser Ground Cuckoo, Lesser Roadrunner, Cabanis’s Wren, Mayan Antthrush, Orange-breasted & Rose-bellied Bunting, West Mexican Chachalaca, Citreoline Trogon, Yellow-eyed Junco, Unspotted Saw-whet Owl, Long-tailed Sabrewing, Emerald-chinned, Wine-throated & Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Cabanis’s (Azure-rumped) Tanager and Fulvous Owl.
Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey, White-tailed Deer, Northern Tamandua, Ocelot, Jaguarundi, Spotted Paca and American Crocodile
moist broadleaf forest, humid cloud forests pine-oak forest, grassland, dry scrub, dry highland forest, coast
the coastal lowlands can be quite hot, while mornings and evenings in and around higher elevations can be chilly to cold. Overall, the climate is very pleasant.
relaxed with early mornings and late evenings, one long hike up and down Volcan Tacana (sherpas carry our gear for us)
colonial architecture, Sumidero Canyon, Sierra Madre mountains, Volcan Tacana, excellent food, friendly people, interesting culture
What our clients say about tours to Mexico
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…
Chris Sharpe and Eric Martinez 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…
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.