Our Veracruz & Eastern Sierras Extension takes in some of the major highlights of the Lower Gulf of Mexico, covering the towns of Xalapa for such delights as Stricklands Woodpecker, Rufous-naped Wren, Mexican Sheartail, Canivet’s Emerald and the elusive Bearded Wood Partridge before heading to Tuxtepec and Valle Nacional for Sumichrast’s Wren, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, White-faced Quail-Dove, the incredibly rare Dwarf Jay and Red Warbler.
Strickland’s Woodpecker, Rufous-naped Wren, Mexican Sheartail, Canivet’s Emerald, Bearded Wood Partridge, Sumichrast’s & White-bellied Wren, Slate-colored Solitaire, Long-billed Thrasher, White-Naped Brushfinch, Bronze-winged Woodpecker, Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Wedge-tailed Sabrewing, Blue-capped & Lesson’s Motmot, Gartered Trogon, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Emerald-chinned and Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Barred Parakeet, Black-faced Antthrush, Azure-hooded and Unicolored Jay, Blue-crowned Chlorophonia, Berylline Hummingbird, Dwarf Jay (rare)
semi-deciduous tropical forest, shade grown coffee, subtropical cloud forest, pine oak forest, volcanic slopes, wetlands
hot with varying levels of humidity, can get chilly at higher elevations
What our clients say about tours to Mexico
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.
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…