Woodstorks with their chicks near Rio Lagartos
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Tiger Heron Chicks
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Mexican Sheartail Hummingbird
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The slide show below will take a few seconds to load but is worth the wait. All these photos were made in the bio reserve on trips with "Rio Lagartos Adventures"
The best way to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us is to spend a few days .We have excellent lodging available at Posada Diego and Matilde and at our new waterfront
birding Lodge "Ria Maya" and Restaurant.
Come Visit Rio Lagartos !
Bring a camera,your binoculars and a good appetite!!
Great Blue heron with Lunch
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! We have more of the Yucatan' species than any other location.
Boat billed Heron with Chicks
All the Bird photographs in the website were made in the Bio Reserve or close by.
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.
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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Yucatan Wren,Yucatan Bobwhite,Mexican Sheartail,Carnivet's emerald,
Grove-billed Ani,Tropical kingbird,
Tropical Mockingbird,Brown-crested Flycatcher,Turquoise-browed Motmot,Vermilion Flycatcher,
Mangrove Vireo,Rose-throated Becard,
Mangrove Cuckoo,White-lored Gnatcatcher and many more...........
Mexican Bare-throated Tiger-heron,
Snowy and Great Egret
White Ibis,Tri-colored and Little Blue Herons,Pygmy KingFisher
Brown and White Pelicans,
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.