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Birding San Pancho Hawk-Watching Excursion and Updates

Luis Morales - Birding San Pancho
July 27, 2019

The San Pancho Bird Observatory is dedicated to provide environmental education and training on birds and nature for local children and youth in the village of San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit, and surrounding area.

Veracruz River Of Raptors, October 3rd-13th, 2019

The Veracruz Hawk-Watching Excursion is designed for the hawk-watcher/conservationist/bird-watcher.

We have designed the trip to provide maximum opportunities to view the spectacle of the migration, to benefit local raptor conservation efforts and to gain an appreciation for the culture of central Mexico away from the tourist destinations.

?We will stay in the local community to ensure our dollars support the local people and allow the participants to experience Mexican culture first-hand. Flexibility and good humor are required to make the tour a successful adventure for each participant.

For more information and reservations, visit Veracruz River of Raptors Trip.

Conserving Birds Without Borders

Using the migrant birds as our primary subject and being part of a tri-national commitment between the Canadian government agencies Environmental and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Canadian Wildlife Service (CSW); the University of Guadalajara CuCSur the non-profit organizations Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) at United States of America and San Pancho Bird Observatory (SPBO).

Experts meet every month and for a few days they monitor the birds present in Tierra Tropical- The Patron Polo and Equestrian Club (San Francisco, Nayarit) and Rancho Verde Natikari (Sayulita, Nayarit), to whom we greatly appreciate the facilities provided for carrying out the activities and their commitment to the knowledge and conservation of birds.

The monitoring tasks include counts as well as the capture of birds using fog networks, which allows us to obtain data about their health condition and their population status, then they are ringed and released to continue with their life cycle. If we are lucky, any of these will be caught in the future in other stations in Canada, the United States or Mexico, which will give us vital information for the conservation of species of trinational interest.

These tasks allow us to detect new priority sites for conservation, which is the next step in our strategic planning effort for conservation.

For more information, visit Birding San Pancho.

Help Us Continue Our Educational Programs

We are working with over a dozen communities in the Bahía de Banderas region in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit to conduct outdoor activities and in the classrooms at schools and community centers with no cost to students.

This activity is financed mainly by donations from people, voluntary work and sometimes grants from local and international foundations.

More information at Birding San Pancho.

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.

Please follow our blog and stay up to date with our events and activities.

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!

For more information, visit Birding San Pancho.

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