About Us

My photo
We work as ecotourism guides (as well as biologist and boat captain) often on the BC Coast, but also as far ranging as the Arctic and Antarctic. We have an insatiable curiousity for the planet; all its hidden gems and what makes them tick. That and our love of sailing is what inspired us to sail around the Pacific in Narama, our tough and pretty little sailboat.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

International Migratory Bird Festival (San Blas)

Juvenile Wood Stork

After nearly two weeks in San Blas it is time to sail onwards and start getting ready for our coming offshore passage. We’ll be sailing south stopping at a few places along the coast of Mexico before we fill Narama up with as much food and stores as we can fit!

San Blas International Migratory Bird Festival Website: http://avessanblas.uan.mx/programa.html

If anyone is planning a holiday in Mexico and is interested in birds we can’t recommend San Blas enough. It’s a groovy little town and during the festival there have been wonderful performances in the ‘zocalo’ or central square every night.

San Blas Bird Species List
Blue-footed Booby
Brown Booby
Brown Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Magnificent Frigatebird
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Boat-billed Heron
White Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Wood Stork
Fulvous Whistling Duck
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Muscovy Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveller
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Snail Kite
Crane Hawk
Common Black Hawk
Great Black Hawk
Grey Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Laughing Falcon
American Kestrel
Rufous-bellied Chachalaca
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Black-bellied Plover
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Northern Jacana
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Long-billed Curlew
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowicher
Laughing Gull
Heerman's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer
White-winged Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Ruddy Ground Dove
Mexican Parrotlet
Squirrel Cuckoo
Groove-billed Ani
Black Swift
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker
Pale-billed Woodpecker
Greenish Elaenia
White-throated Flycatcher
Vermillion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Tropical Kingbird
Thick-billed Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Rose-throated Becard
Mangrove Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Sinaloa Crow
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
Northern Mockingbird
Mangrove Vireo
Bell's Vireo
Orange-crowned Warbler
Tropical Parula
Mangrove Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Grey-crowned Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Greyish Saltator
Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater
Savannah Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Orchard Oriole
Streak-backed Oriole
Yellow-winged Cacique
House Sparrow


The Intrepid II Crew said...

Hola - thanks for all the info on San Blas & Isla Isabela- we hope to arrive there within the week - close to leaving La Paz. Safe travels and fair winds! Carol & Kelly

Anonymous said...

hey stephen and heidi... how are you? i hope well jeje... i just saw the comment about my mother and I and I feel honored to remember our food jeje...by the way on monday march 14 will operate my mom beacause the medication doesn`t work and doctors say the operation is the only solution to the problem but I expect only the best and you have to give good face all the time...
atte: rafael

Ruth said...

That's just too many birds... I can't look anymore ;-)