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Rio Lagartos Adventures

Birdwatching,Flyfishing,Photography, Flamingo &Crocodile boat trips in Rio Lagartos,Yucatan

Rio Lagartos Adventures
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Getting Here
Flamingo Boat Tours
from Riviera Maya.
Bird Watching
Rio Lagartos Bird List
Birds of the Yucatan
Crocodile Night Trips
Trips for Photography
Sunset Tours
"Ria Maya" Restaurant
Village of Rio Lagartos
Lodging in Rio Lagartos
Bio Reserve
Group tours
About Us
Diego and Matildés Posada
Ria Maya Waterfront Lodge
Birding in the "Ria Lagartos
 Biosphere reserve"

We now have three rooms on the waterfront for Birders and fishermen "Ria Maya Lodge" click here
We have a special birding website with very good information on the tours
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You can expect 60 to 90 species during one Day in Rio Lagartos.
We will customize a schedule to match your interests and to find the birds you would like to see.
Reddish Egret in Rio Lagartos 
The slide shows below will take a few seconds to load but are worth the wait.All these photos were made in the bio reserve on trips with
"Rio Lagartos Adventures"
Birdwatching in Rio Lagartos  is
best if you can make an overnight stay.Day trips from Merida or Cancun/Playa del Carmen make for a long day of driving and cause a late start in the morning and usually mean returning in darkness.
An overnight stay gives you the opportunity to bird in places on the way to and from Rio Lagartos like  the ruins at Ek Balaam.
Lodging in Rio Lagartos  now includes our new Posada "Posada Diego and Matildé"  we have packages  lodging and tours.
 Altimira Oriole near Rio Lagartos,Yucatan
  Birding along a wooded trail south of Rio Lagartos with Diego Nunez
   Jacana in a freshwater pond near Rio Lagartos.American Coot are here by the thousands in the winter along with many otherducks 
   Ring billed gull in Rio lagartos Bio reserve
            Lesser Roadrunner in the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in Rio Lagartos Yucatan
  Steve Howell in Rio Lagartos birding with Diego Nunez.Steve Howell is an author of North American birding bvooks
    Tricolored Heron seen while birding with Rio Lagartos Adventures



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Birding in the "Rio Lagartos Bio-reserve"


The best way to experience the Rio Lagartos Bio reserve is with an experienced local bird guide .
Diego Nuñez is  the most experienced guide in Rio Lagartos and one of most experienced in the Yucatan.(he is  fluent in english)He can customize your birding here to find endemic species and others you would like to add to your life time lists.

We offer outings on land and by boat in order to see birds in the rich variety of habitats included in the 150,000 acre wildlife refuge.

Whether you are an experienced birder,a novice or interested in a class for beginners,we can arrange an outing that matches(challenges) your experience and knowledge level.

The following lists( by land and by boat) are a sampling of the 395 species that

have been recorded here.488 species have been recorded in the state of Yucatan and 533 on the Yucatan Peninsula.These lists grow every year!

(See the Rio Lagartos Bio- reserve Bird check list for the complete list).

Bird lists

To down load or print

Land outings:

Yucatan Wren,Yucatan Bobwhite

Mexican Sheartail,Carnivet's emerald,

Ruby-throated Hummingbird,

Golden-fronted Woodpecker,

Grove-billed Ani,Tropical kingbird,

Tropical Mockingbird,Brown-crested Flycatcher,Turquoise-browed Motmot,Vermilion Flycatcher,

Mangrove Vireo,Rose-throated Becard,

Plain Chachalaca,,

Mangrove Cuckoo,White-lored Gnatcatcher and many more...........


By Boat

Mexican Bare-throated Tiger-heron,

Roseate Spoonbill,Woodstork,

Blue-winged Teal,Boat-billed heron,

Snowy and Great Egrets,Reddish Egrets,

White Ibis,Tri-colored and Little Blue Herons,Pygmy KingFisher

Brown and White Pelicans,

Magnificent Frigatebird,

Anhinga, Double Breasted Cormorant,Royal and Sandwich Terns,Herring,Ring-billed and Laughing Gulls,Green Heron.


Of course, the time of year,passage of migratory flocks and a bit of luck is always a part of birding but the amazing array of birds never ceases to amaze our visitors.


The best way to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us is to spend a few days .

Good lodging is available and we will make arrangements for those booking tours.

Come Visit Rio Lagartos !

Bring a camera,your binoculars and a good appetite!!


Diego Nunez

Contact Us at Rio Lagartos Adventures



 All the photographs in the website

were made in the Bio Reserve or close by.