Among the beautiful landscape of the Baja desert environment, ocean views and intriguing mountains dwell several unique, colorful birds that enchant new and experienced birders.
“Birding” is the most rapidly growing activity in North America as it puts you in touch with nature and takes you places you never imagined to go.
While practicing birding, you will encounter the most authentic areas, communities and flora and fauna while discovering an oasis in the middle of the desert, filled with a variety of ancestral cacti.
The State of Baja California has reported over 450 species of birds, of which 8 are endemics (restricted to a locality or region). Many are year-round residents and others are winter and summer visitors only in the beautiful regions of the Baja California Peninsula. The Estero de San José del Cabo, located at the southern tip of the peninsula of Baja California, Mexico is the only freshwater coastal lagoon in the State of Baja California Sur and is an important refuge for wildlife, earning its designation as an Ecological Reserve in 1994.The Estero de San José del Cabo is the largest remaining habitat for the endemic and endangered Belding’s Yellowthroat. In addition, it is a wintering site for the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo, and a nesting site for the threatened Least Tern, as well as a stopover site in the migratory route of many waterbird and shorebird species. Other bird species in the area include the endemic Gray Thrasher and Xantus’s Hummingbird, Virginia Rail, White-faced and White Ibis, Yellow-crowned and Black-crowned Night-Herons, Green Heron, Least and American Bitterns, Snowy and Wilson’s Plovers, and Gray Vireo.
While you are birding, you can admire the beauty of the untamed Peninsula named by Historians as “the other México” and watch the birds building their nests, feeding their chicks and defending their territories. You will notice how the birds change the color of their feathers as the seasons change and discover their personalities … yes, they have personalities!
For this and many more reasons we highly recommend to try birding while in Los Cabos.