Sayulita Bird Watching Tours - Nature & Bird Watching

Vidal Prado is 100% Mexican Birding Tour Operator that offers high quality bird watching tours for both the avid and novice birders.A professional birder born in San Blas, is a young, enthusiastic and experienced specialist that can arrange and guide professional birding tours to nearby locations around Sayulita, including the world famous birding spot San Blas and the San Pancho estuary.

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Riviera Nayarit

offers the best bird watching

Steve Howell, an ornithologist and bird watching tour guide states that Riviera Nayarit is the best place in the world to enjoy this activity. He's been bird watching since he can remember, or at least that's what he says during his official presentation – and then jokes about it, saying that he probably doesn't have that good of a memory. However, there is certainly one fact that guarantees his expertise: Steve Howell has been leading ornithologist expeditions for over 30 years, he has published a number of books on this topic and he attests that San Blas is the best place in the world for those who enjoy this activity.

January 17, 2011 in News by Riviera-Nayarit-Tourism


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Birding Mexico

We offer a variety of affordable sport fishing charters. All vessels are equiped with the everything necessary to fight the largest fish. Your professional and experienced crew stand ready to assist

Bird Canyon

Enter your exquisitely crafted teak bungalow, elegant and natural, tucked into the hillside trees and overlooking the jungle canyon, its confluence of three flyways leading to the nearby beaches.

Bird Festival

Riviera Nayarit is welcoming the New Year with the exciting annual Festival of Migratory Birds. The region, which is home to an impressive 80% of the Pacific migratory shore bird population,

The Birds of Nayarit

November 17 - 25, 2006

English Name Spanish Name Where Seen
Thicket Tinamou* Tinamú Canelo MR
Black-bellied Whistling Duck Pijiji Aliblanco G
Rufous-bellied Chachalaca Chachalaca Vientre-castaña SB
Brown Booby Bobo Vientre-blanco G
Blue-footed Booby Bobo Patiazul G
Brown Pelican Pelícano Café G, SB
Neotropic Cormorant Cormorán Neotropical G, SB
Anhinga Anhinga Americana SB
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata Magnífica G, SB
Great Egret Garza Grande G, SB
Snowy Egret Garcita Nivea G, SB
Tricolored Heron Garza Tricolor G, SB
Little Blue Heron Garcita Azul G, SB
Great Blue Heron Garza Cenizo G, SB
Cattle Egret Garza Ganadera G, SB
Reddish Egret Garza Rojiza SB
Green Heron Garza Verde G, SB
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Garza-nocturna Coroniclara G, SB
Boat-billed Heron Garza Cucharón SB
White Ibis Ibis Blanco G, SB
White-faced Ibis Ibis Cariblanco G, SB
Roseate Spoonbill Espátula Rosada SB
Wood Stork Cigueña Americana SB
Black Vulture Zopilote Negro U
Turkey Vulture Aura Cabecirroja U
Osprey Pescador Gavilán SB
Common Black Hawk Aguililla Negra Menor G, SB
Red-tailed Hawk Aguililla Colirroja G
Gray Hawk Aguililla Gris G
Crested Caracara Caracara Común SB
American Kestrel Cernícalo Americano G, SB
Purple Gallinule Gallineta Morada SB
Common Moorhen Gallineta Común SB
American Coot Gallareta Americano G, SB
Black-bellied Plover Chorlo Gris SB
Kildeer Chorlito Tildio G, SB
Black-necked Stilt Candelero Americano G, SB
Northern Jacana Jacana Mesoamericana G, SB
Greater Yellowlegs Patamarilla Major SB
Willet Playero Pihuihui G, SB
Spotted Sandpiper Playero Alzacolita G, SB
Whimbrel Zarapito Trinador G, SB
Western Sandpiper Playarito Occidental SB
Long-billed Dowitcher Coturero Piquilargo SB
Franklin 's Gull Gaviota de Franklin SB
Ring-billed Gull Gaviota Piquianillada SB
Royal Tern Golondrina-marina Real SB
Elegant Tern Golondrina-marina Elegante SB
Forster's Tern Golondrina-marina de Forster G, SB
Black Tern Golondrina-marina Negra SB
Rock Pigeon Paloma Domestica U
White-winged Dove Paloma Aliblanca G, SB
Inca Dove Tórtola Colilarga G
Common Ground-Dove Tórtola Común G
Ruddy Ground-Dove Tórtola Rojiza G, SB
White-tipped Dove Paloma Arroyera G
Orange-fronted Parakeet Perico Frentinaranja G, CY, LPG
Mexican Parrotlet Periquito Mexicano G
Squirrel Cuckoo Cuco Ardilla; Vaquero CY
Groove-billed Ani Garrapatero Pijuy G, SB
Mottled Owl* Búho Café MR
Broad-billed Hummingbird Colibri Piquiancho LP, CU
Berylline Hummingbird* Colibri de Berilo CU
Cinammon Hummingbird Colibri Canelo G, SB, CY, LP
White-eared Hummingbird* Colibri Orejiblanco MR, LP
Citreoline Trogon Trogon Citrino G
Elegant Trogon Trogon Elegante LP, CU
Belted Kingfisher Martin-pescador Norteño SB
Green Kingfisher Martin-pescador Verde G, LP
Ladder-backed Woodpecker Carpintero Listado G
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker Carpintero Chachetidorado G, SB
Gray-crowned Woodpecker Carpintero Coronigris CU, MR
Acorn Woodpecker Carpintero Arlequín CY, MR
Lineated Woodpecker Carpintero Lineado SB
Pale-billed Woodpecker* Carpintero Piquiclaro G
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper Trepatroncos Piquiclaro LP, MR, CU
Tufted Flycatcher* Mosquero Penacudo MR
Greater Peewee Pibí Major MR, CU
"Western" Flycatcher Mosquero "Occidental" CU
Empidonax spp.( Hammond 's type) Mosquero spp. CU
Vermilion Flycatcher Mosquero Cardenal G, SB, CY
Great Kiskadee Luis Grande G, SB
Social Flycatcher Luis Gregario G, SB
Cassin's Kingbird Tirano de Cassin CY
Thick-billed Kingbird Tirano Piquigrueso CY
Tropical Kingbird Tirano Tropical G, SB, CY
Masked Tityra Titira Enmascarada CY
Golden Vireo* Vireo Dorado CY
Warbling Vireo Vireo Gorjeador CY
Black-throated Magpie-Jay Urraca-hermosa Carinegra LP, CY
Green Jay* Chara Verde CU, MR
Mexican Jay Chara Mexicana MR
Sinaloa Crow Cuervo Sinaloense G, SB
Common Raven Cuervo Grande MR
Tree Swallow Golondrina Arbolera U
Violet-green Swallow Golondrina Calibranca MR
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Golondrina-aliserada Norteño U
Mangrove Swallow Golondrina Manglera U
Spotted Wren* Matraca Manchada MR
Bar-vented Wren Saltapared Sinaloense G
Happy Wren Saltapared Feliz G
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Reyezuelo Sencillo MR
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Perlita Grisilla U
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Perlita Grisilla U
White-throated Robin Zorzal Goriblanco SB
Rufous-backed Robin Zorzal Dorsirrufo G, SB
Northern Mockingbird Cenzontle Norteño CY
Orange-crowned Warbler Chipe Corona-naranja MR, CU
Nashville Warbler Chipe de Nashville MR, CU
Yellow Warbler Chipe Amarillo G
Yellow-rumped Warbler Chipe Rabidilla-amarilla MR
Black-throated Gray Warbler Chipe Negrigris MR, CU
Townsend's Warbler Chipe de Townsend MR
Hermit Warbler Chipe Cabeciamarillo MR
Grace's Warbler Chipe de Grace MR
Black-and-white Warbler Chipe Trepador CY, CU
American Redstart Pavito Migratorio CU
Louisiana Waterthrush Chipe-suelero Arroyero CY
Common Yellowthroat Mascarita Común G
Wilson's Warbler Chipe de Wilson U
Painted Redstart Pavito Aliblanco CU, MR
Red-faced Warbler Chipe Carirrojo MR
Rufous-capped Warbler* Chipe Gorrirrufo MR
Yellow-breasted Chat Griton Pechiamarillo CY
Hepatic Tanager Tángara Encinera CU
Summer Tanager Tángara Roja CU
Red-headed Tanager Tángara Cabecirroja MR
White-collared Seedeater Semillero Collarejo G, SB
Green-striped Brush-Finch> Saltón Verdirrayado MR
Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow* Rascador Coronirrufo MR
Rufous-crowned Sparrow/td> Zacatonero Coronirrufo MR
Lark Sparrow Gorrión Alipálido CY
Stripe-headed Sparrow Zacatonero Cabecirrayada CY
Black-headed Grosbeak Picogrueso Tigrillo CU
Grayish Saltator Saltador Grisáceo LP, CU
Varied Bunting Colorín Morado MR
Red-winged Blackbird Tordo Sargento G, SB
Western Meadowlark Pradero Occidental SB
Great-tailed Grackle Zanate Mayor U
Bronzed Cowbird Vaquero Olirrojo SB
Brown-headed Cowbird Vaquero Cabecicafé G
Orchard Oriole Bolsero Castaño G
Hooded Oriole Bolsero Cuculado G
Bullock's Oriole Bolsero de Bullock CY
Streak-backed Oriole Bolsero Dorsirrayado G, SB
Yellow-winged Cacique Cacique Piquiclaro G, SB
Scrub Euphonia* Euphonia Gorinegro CY
House Sparrow Gorrión Domestico G