Birding in Cerro de San Juan Ecological Reserve near Tepic, Mexico



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a mountainview near Tepic, Mexico

The hills near Cerro de San Juan Ecological Reserve near Tepic, Mexico.

the main entrance to Hotel Garza Canela in San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico

When staying at Hotel Garza Canela, a great birding base in San Blas, Mexico, we found the hotel staff and other birders quite willing to give helpful tips on where to go looking for birds.  One recommended area was Cerro de San Juan Ecological Reserve near Tepic.  A trip to this area required a 1 1/2 hour drive to get there. Read more

A Brown Pelican at San Blas, Nayarit, in Mexico



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A Brown Pelican at San Blas, Nayarit, in Mexico

Brown pelican in flight at San Blas, State of Nayarit, Mexico

Our first morning in San Blas, Mexico, Bob and I awoke to the sounds of Great-tailed Grackles, church bells, and seabirds.  From our third-floor balcony, a slim band of blue water was barely visible beyond the tall, swaying palm trees of the hotel’s inner courtyard, so we knew that an interesting walk lay ahead of us.  After a relaxed breakfast, we navigated the dirt streets to the harbour where a  huge Brown Pelican soared on the ocean breeze. Read more