Veracruz: Raptor Migration, Coastal Species, Inland Endemics
By Colleen Besman
Audubon is offering a tour to witness the annual raptor migration in Veracruz. The small group tour will travel in a Mercedes van to the coastal lowlands of Veracruz to experience and visit three key sites of the fall raptor migration with renowned bird guide Robert Straub. They will stay two nights at a lovely beach hotel.
Veracruz: Raptor Migration
Colleen Besman, 415 152 3644
Travelers will then head into the lush tropical mountains of Xalapa and Coatepec for three more nights, staying in the peaceful and charming Pueblo Mágico of Coatepec (elevation 4,300 ft) in a comfortable new hotel three blocks from the main square, with its luscious smells of freshly roasted coffee.
While in Coatepec, the group will go on hikes into the nearby hills of Cerro de las Culebras and Texolo Waterfalls (in Xico), also led by Robert Straub. There will be a private guided tour of Xalapa’s magnificent Jardín Botánico Francisco Javier Clavijero, with its 16 acres of tropical plants from the state of Veracruz.
The group will stop in the charming town of Tlaxcala for lunch on the last day’s drive back to San Miguel de Allende.
Trip cost is US$1,150 for a double accommodation and US$1,350 for a single accommodation. Get a discount price by paying with Mexican pesos in cash. The price for this six-day small group tour includes all transportation, accommodations, breakfasts, entrance fees, gratuities, and a donation to Sociedad de Audubon de México. For reservations and further details about this trip, visit www.travelian.com.mx/veracruz-birding-2015.html.
Contact information: call Colleen Besman at 415 152 3644 or 415 101 9175; call Rodrigo López at 415 152 1662 or 415 100 2798.