A birding destination unlike any you have visited
Bordered by the Pacific and the Gulf of California, the Baja California peninsula boasts an abundance of ecosystems and over 500 bird species that include 5 endemics and over 20 endemic subspecies, making it a must-see destination for birders. Whether in search of pelagics, endemics or migratory species, you’ll have an experience unlike anywhere else on the planet.
LOCAL, INFORMED, INVOLVED. Local, current knowledge, working relationships with state and federal environmental agencies, top birder and ornithologists and our deep ties to the academic community are just several of the factors that make RED the region’s premier birding operator. Our efforts to promote species and habitat preservation and socio-economic development through birding tourism in the rural communities where we operate are what truly set us apart.
M.S. Emer Garcia, RED's birding and ornithology program leader, has devoted his career to promoting bird observation as a recreational activity and sustainable economic alternative in rural communities throughout México. Widely published, he heads the hemisphere's only bird observation workshop.
Baja Birding Adventure March, 2019
Join local ornithologist M.S. Emer Garcia and RED for a birding adventure unlike any you have experienced. We’ll travel offshore to the Gordo Banks seamount to spot pelagics and marine species. We’ll head up into the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve to spot nocturnals and endemics. Offshore from La Paz in the Gulf of California - named “the world’s aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, we’ll explore Espíritu Santo island, along the way spotting boobies and nesting frigates among other species. Traveling north to La Purisima, we’ll seek out the endemic and endangered Belding’s Yellowthroat, as well as raptors, and other endemics. No visit to La Purisima is complete without including a tour of the local artisanal vineyards - among the first established in the Californias by the Jesuits in the 1600s. The trip takes us back south, through the mangrove canals of Magdalena Bay, along the way spotting numerous marine species of bird and keeping an eye out for the southernmost colony of nesting bald eagles. From our high-end camp nestled into the dunes, we’ll also take the opportunity to observe the gray whales that come here on their yearly migration to mate and calve before returning to the cold waters of the Bering Sea. We’ll also have the chance to partake in a sea turtle research and conservation project run by local fishermen. Having seen some of the best that the Baja California peninsula has to offer we will make our way south for the return home. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind Baja Birding adventure. Contact us for more information.