Loreto, Baja California Sur, is not only known because of the views of beautiful cotton colored sunsets over the ocean. You would be surprised how many birds are attracted by Baja, it’s an amazing view seeing the birds migrate. Mexico is positioned fifth place in the number of endemic species, with 195, and with more than 1000 species that can be observed in the Mexican territories. This activity is named “Aviturismo” in Mexico, which is Birdwatching.
Birdwatching in its natural environment derives from ecotourism and has become an activity in constant growth, based on tourism for animal lovers and adventure, sustainable with the environment.
The South Californian hummingbird, the peninsular mascarita, the peninsular huitlacoche, the sea cock, the long-beaked sarapico and the gray and white heron are some of the most emblematic species that can be seen flying over the coasts and mangroves of Loreto, among others. Tourism service providers have adopted this new activity in recent years with remarkable success.
“While the diver and the green-necked Canadian are some species of migratory birds that are observed on the coasts of the Baja California Peninsula, the Canadian albino pelican is the most striking example” - Efe.
We invite you to participate in the activities of the Birds and Wetlands Festival of Loreto, which takes place in mid-April every year at the Cencoma facilities located in downtown, organized by the teacher Edna Peralta. They offer a whole program of activities such as talks (with institutions and associations), educational video transmissions, documentaries and videos, exhibition of photograph, photography class, cleaning campaigns, workshop for children, drawing and costume contest, and of course bird watching, closing with food and music. It is an excellent excuse for family togetherness, they will learn in a didactic and fun way the great wonders that Loreto offers.
We have an expert in Birdwatching in Loreto, which could be contacted in facebook by the name Tom Haglund.