September 27, 2022
Posted by: Adeprotur

Puerto Vallarta is a birdwatcher's paradise home to more than 350 species of birds. Here are some experiences visitors may want to consider if they want to see some of the destination's most spectacular residents. All tours with Ecotours Vallarta include ground transportation from Puerto Vallarta, binoculars, continental breakfast, and other refreshments.

  • The Military Macaw Sanctuary - This 7-hour tour, available November through June on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, provides participants with an experienced guide who will show them the efforts to protect the colorful macaws native to the area. Some other species that can be seen include the Colima owl, brown-backed solitaire, orange-fronted parakeets, warblers, and woodpeckers, among many others. The tour costs USD 108 for adults (12 years and older) and USD 90 for children (ages 4-11)

  • El Tuito: Birds of the Southern Sierra - This 5-hour tour available year-round travels one hour out of Puerto Vallarta to a mountainous region near El Tuito, the northernmost limit of many species in southern Mexico and Central America. Possible sightings include yellow grosbeak, blue mockingbird, Citreoline trogon, and flammulated flycatcher. The tour costs US$99 for adults (ages 12 and older) and US$79 for children (ages 4 to 11).

  • Birds of Paradise at the Vallarta Botanical Garden with Ecotours Vallarta - Located in the tropical highlands of Puerto Vallarta, the Vallarta Botanical Garden was created to preserve the native flora of the area. This sanctuary has attracted many high ecological importance nesting species, including yellow-winged warblers, San Blas jays, woodpeckers, multiple hummingbirds, and other tropical bird species. The 5-hour tour is available daily from December through March (except holidays) and Tuesday through Sunday from April through November. The tour costs US$99 for adults (over 12 years old) and US$79.20 for children (4 to 11 years old).

    Birdwatching in Puerto Vallarta with Wildlife Connection
    Wildlife Connection offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable encounter with Puerto Vallarta's native birds in habitats that include rivers, coastal lagoons, and mountains while being guided by professional biologists. This 5-hour tour includes ground transportation and refreshments and is priced at $68 for adults (12 years and older) and $43 for children (4 to 11 years).