Approx. 5 Hrs.
Approx. 5 Hrs.
Cozumel is an excellent location for birding, or birdwatching. It is an oceanic island, and characterized by the species of migratory birds coming from North America in the winter, in addition to the resident species of the island. There are 19 species and subspecies endemic to Cozumel, making this a truly unique birding location, and a wonderful experience for bird lovers.
While opinions still differ among certain local experts, a comprehensive study of 5 main bird inventory reports – including resident, endemic, migratory, and vagrant types – have led to a reliable consensus that there are approximately 310 species of birds that can be found on the island of Cozumel.
Birding tours can be carried out in three+ different environmental zones, including, coastal dune, aquatic wetlands, and terrestrial environments. See “Details” tab for more information.
Weather permitting, your group can choose among the three (3) different locations/environments, and four (4) main ways to conducting your tour:
Upon completion of your birding expedition, the experience is summarized and discussed over lunch, including sightings made, associated fauna, etc.
Listed below are the three different locations for this tour, and more information re. the activities that can be carried out for bird watching in each of them:
In this location there are three (3) options for bird watching:
In this location there are three (3) options for birding:
Once your day, chosen location(s), and activity/mode for the tour is defined and confirmed, you’ll be informed where to meet up with the guide (at convenient meeting point in town). Your guide will then lead you to the remote sites of the island.
Min. 2 people
Max. 6 people
Backpack, long pants, long sleeves and closed tennis shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, money for photos, gratuities or other beverages.
THE MUSEUM OF THE ISLAND
The Museum of the Island of Cozumel is located at Av. Rafael Melgar (the main drag / Malecón along the west coast of the Island), between Calles 4 and 6, in the center of the town of San Miguel.
You will receive your confirmation via e-mail with precise instructions on how to find the Meeting Point.
Cancellations and Refunds:
This is an active excursion, in a fairly remote location. It is considered moderate-difficult, physically – especially the mountain biking and canoeing options, and therefore requires a good level of fitness.
The minimum age for this activity is 12 years old.
This expedition is not suitable for people with physical disabilities or who have cardio-pulmonary problems, obesity, or other challenges to their physical endurance.