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Luis Morales - Birding San Pancho
December 24, 2018



San Pancho is a privileged spot when it comes to habitat quality, since we have jungle, river and an estuary at very close distances, which are all together to over 250 bird species. Even though San Pancho is a small town, there are some good restaurants and hotels which cater to birdwatchers.

This area is home to many birds that spend their summers in the United States and Canada like the Painted Bunting, Yellow-breasted Chat, Black-capped Vireo, and numerous other warbler species.   

The geography of the San Pancho area is quite unique as the mountains come down to the ocean providing a really interesting mix of species. Some species we will seek include: Mexican Parrotlet, Orange-fronted Parrakeet and Lilac-crowned Parrot, Black-throated Magpie Jay, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, Pale-billed Woodpecker, Bat Falcon, Squirrel Cuckoo, Painted, Varied, Blue and Lazuli Buntings, and Citroline and Elegant Trogon.

Life changes constantly and there are cycles that unavoidably finish while others begin, just like the different seasons of the year or the migrations of birds and many other natural processes, including death that is only part of the greater life cycle itself.

Our organization has had some very difficult times during the last weeks since on last November 26, 2018 with great sadness we gave the last Goodbye to Enrique Morales Gómez PhD (1942-2018) who was a founding member and collaborator of the San Pancho Bird Observatory since its inception. We will miss Enrique a lot and you always be remembered as an inspiratiion to bird and nature conservation. Read more

We need your support, the new toll highway advances quickly



During the past months the construction works of the new quota highway that will cross part of the Sierra de Vallejo intensified. Learn more about our initiative to reduce and mitigate negative impacts on ecosystems as well as on rural and urban communities in the region. Read more

We thank infinitely to each and all of our donors for your continued support to our conservation efforts, we could not have gone this far without you and we still have a long way to go in conserving birds and their habitats in the Sierra de Vallejo-Banderas Bay region.

We gladly share with you our Annual Activity Report 2017-2018 into our new transparency page where you can consult aspects related to the growth and finances of the organization.

Workshop for nature guides concludes succesfully



For 10 weeks a group of nature guides received training from the San Pancho Bird Observatory team and Ocean Connectors with the support of Punta de Mita Foundation. Read more

To continue supporting our bird conservation efforts please consider booking an Ecotour with Birding San Pancho or signing up for our bird conservation retreats for 2019.

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Remember that now you can make tax-deductible donations in Canada, USA and Mexico. Thanks for your support, together we make a difference for birds and people in the Banderas Bay region! Donate here.

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