Bird Watching Tours in, and around, Puerto Vallarta

The Bay of Banderas is home to a great variety of habitats and ecosystems, ranging from mountains, rivers and creeks, marshy lagoons, tropical forests, mangroves and shorelines.
The diversity is so great that we can boast up to 355 different bird species in this area. That’s almost HALF of all bird species found in the U.S. and Canada combined!
These are great birding tours, always small groups and guided by Vallarta’s top birders, led by eagle-eyed and bilingual Alejandro Martinez.
He has been specializing in ecotourism since 1997 and published the guide and checklist for the birds of Puerto Vallarta area in 1999, "The Birds from Paradise". While developing this birding guide along with mentor, Professor Dennis W. Boddy, he became an accomplished birder and a dedicated conservationist. In 2004 an improved and updated second edition was also published.


Blue Footed Booby CitreoleanTrogon Vermilion Flycatcher

All Tours include certified & specialized bilingual Guide - easy & steady with beginners, helpful & handy with the more experienced
Full & fresh continental breakfast in great spot for birding. Ground transportation provided on all tours.
First aid Kit, Binoculars and Spotting Scope.  Checklists and all manner of Field Guides for Mexican and North American Birds as reference books.
Throughout the tour- energetic snacks, fruit, purified water and soft drinks are available.
Departure times for the tours in winter is 30min earlier than in the summer.

Introduction to the Birds of the Area

Valle de Banderas & Quelele Lagoon

Mountain and Tropical Birds

San Pancho - Sayulita

7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Mon, Wed & Fri Mon, Wed & Fri Mon, Wed & Fri Mon, Wed & Fri
Normally US$85 & $65
On-Line US$ 81.00
Children under 12 $63.00
Normally US$80 & $65
On-Line US$ 77.00
Children under 12 $63.00
Normally US$90 & $70
On-Line US$ 86.00
Children under 12 $67.00
Normally US$80 & $65
On-Line US$ 77.00
Children under 12 $63.00
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