Millions of travelers and nature lovers worldwide come to Mexico’s beautiful town, Tulum, to have a tremendous birding experience. Perfectly located along with the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean sea. Tulum is home to a wide selection of incredible things to do and see, including historical ruins, white-sand beaches, fun activities, lively nightlife, many fun, adventurous tours, and plenty of beautiful restaurants. Nature lovers are particularly attracted to Tulum for its many outdoor activities.

One of the astonishing natural spectacles that you can discover in the area is bird watching. Tulum has a wide variety of birds; oceanic, terrestrial, inhabitants, and migratory; many fly from the USA or Canada in search of warmer weather conditions during the winter season. Some examples of the inhabitant birds spotted in the Tulum are The brown Pelican, heron, the black hawk, frigate bird, fishing eagle, or the black vulture.

Birdwatching in the Sian Ka’an Muyil

Muyil was a very influential trading center for the Mayan civilization. Today, it is possible to visit the Mayan ruins, situated in the semi-deciduous jungle of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a wonderful place to go bird watching. It is a private area with tropical jungles, mangroves, and lagoons, and It also includes over 120 kilometers of coastline protected by a barrier reef.

The village at the entrance to the Biosphere is known as Muyil and is home to 300 species of birds. It is a great place to spot beautiful birds and learn about the Mayan culture. Here you can spot diverse species of birds such as Olive-throated Parakeet, Black-headed and Gartered Trogon, Lineated, Yucatan,  Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ivory-billed and Olivaceous Woodcreeper, and many more beautiful birds. If you are not already a bird lover, this is a great place to get started and learn about the fantastic world of birds.

The biosphere reserve stretches over a vast area, so covering an entire area in one day is next to impossible. Besides, it is also designated as one of the world heritage sites by  UNESCO. Because of its dominant size and prominent status, the area can be challenging to access and explore on your own. Don’t worry; many companies offer guided tours to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve that will take you on an incredible bird-watching journey.

Things You Need 

  • Grab your Binoculars.
  • Wear Sunglasses.
  • Carry your Camera.
  • Wear a Hat.
  • Wearing Long Sleeves and full pants are suggested.
  • Pack Biodegradable insect repellent.
  • Apply Biodegradable sunscreen.
  • Wear Comfortable shoes.

Spend An Amazing Day Birding with your family! 

If you are searching for a great holiday experience away from the crowded tourist attractions and massive tour groups, then it is the best decision to spend a day at nature’s lap in Tulum. The Yucatan Peninsula is a significant region with an enormous bird population. There is a wealthy resident population too. To date, thousands of species have been spotted in the region. It is an excellent destination for novices and a fantastic scenic tour for the experienced birder. So wait no more and head to Tulum for bird watching.