If you are into birdwatching, Yucatán is the ideal vacation spot for you!

Here you can find 444 of the 547 of mainland bird species recorded, representing 50% of the birds registered nationwide.

That’s right, Yucatan is home to 465 species of 543 (85.6%) recorded in the Peninsula (Chablé-Santos and Steps-Enríquez, in rev; Wood, 2010; MacKinnon, 2005), making it a paradise for those interested in bird watching. Of course the state also features a great infrastructure for conventional tourism necessary for locals and visitors to enjoy the natural and cultural wonders of the Mayab.

In our beloved state of Yucatán, you will find the only colony of American Flamingos in Mexico, composed of more than 30,000 individuals. In the Yucatan Peninsula the composition of birds according to its seasonality are: 105 migratory species, 55 transitional, 14 occasional, 32 accidental, and 9 summer visitors (Chablé-Santos and Steps-Enríquez, in rev; Wood, 2010). Besides, 12 endemic species are also recorded.

Marathon XocCh’ich
It is the top event of the Bird Watching Festivalin Yucatán, and will be held on November thie year. Its main aim is to promote the flow of visitors to circuits and routes, where there are important sites for conservation and bird watching.

The Xocch’ich’ is a 2-day Bird Watching competition. Each team traces its route in coordination with a guide that will take you to sites where you can observe more species, including ecotourism sites in the state. Teams can win in any category: Classic (teams experienced in bird watching), beginners and endemic (the team that identifies more endemic species).

Form your team, select a route, and have an unforgettable weekend enjoying the great biodiversity that you can only find in the Yucatán. Natural and cultural attractions at your fingertips. Check out the basic information and participate!

Maratón XocCh’ich
Concurso de Fotografía (Photography Contest)
Photo Contest and Drawing States by birds
The Photography and Drawing Contest “United for birds” aims to promote a local market for bird watching while knowledge and bird conservation is showcased. This event is aimed at children, young people and the general public.

Source: http://www.yucatan.travel





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