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Sierra Madre Mountains Birdwatching Tour

Mazatlán, Mexico.

Categories: Tours - Outdoor & Nature - Day Trips

$ 65 USD

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Expert Guides lead you on an exciting bird watching tour in the Sierra Madre Mountains

Discover unique landscapes and strikingly beautiful natural settings

Visit the famous Tufted Jay Preserve that sits within beautiful pine and oak forests

Observe the "Chara Pinta" and other species of endemic forest birds

Visit lookout points to take in the stunning scenery and take photos

Enjoy a traditional lunch at the home of a local family and learn about their traditions and lifestyle


Location: Mazatlán

Language: English, Spanish

Operates: Wednesday and Friday

Departs: 6:30 AM

Duration: 10 hours

Tour Code: 12382


Our expert guides will take you on a getaway to the Sierra Madre Mountains for some of the best birdwatching that Mexico has to offer! Enjoy a unique hiking experience and breathtaking landscapes.

On this adventure we will visit the famous Tufted Jay Preserve. This preserve is located among beautiful pine and oak forests - in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains, 2,000 m above sea level, and near the borders of the states of Durango and Sinaloa. Within this preserve's ecosystem we will encounter the "Tufted Jay" or “Chara Pinta”, an elusive bird species only found in these forests.

We will take an hour and a half drive up the Mazatlan-Durango scenic highway where we will stop at a lookout for a quick but tasty breakfast. There is nothing like good coffee, pastries and fruit, to start us off on the right foot!

After our breakfast, we will drive 30 minutes to get to the Tufted Jay Preserve, where we will meet our experienced Local Guide - who will take us out on an amazing hiking experience through the trails and canyons of the preserve in search of the mythical but real - Chara Pinta - as well as a myriad of bird species that live among these forests. We will stop on several lookouts for some great photo opportunities and breathtaking scenery.

After our hiking adventure we will enjoy delicious traditional corn “gorditas” for lunch hosted by a local family. This will be a fantastic way to meet and hear from the locals, and learn about their traditions and way of life.

Note: This tour is suitable for kids all ages! Children under 3 ride for free.


Per Children: $ 65 USD

Per Adult: $ 85 USD

What To Bring


Bilingual Expert Nature Guide, local guide from the community of El Palmito, private ground transportation -SUV (up to 5 pax) or van (up to 10 pax), briefing on ecology and conservation,bottled water, soft drinks, coffee, fruit (bananas+apples), breakfast, and lunch

Meeting Location

Meeting point: Hotel pick up in Mazatlán

Return Details: Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in Mazatlán