Eco-tour to Rancho Los Ebanos
October 28 – November 3, 2007
We’re planning another trip to Rancho Los Ebanos, a fantastic private ranch on the Gulf Coast of Tamaulipas, Mexico, where bird watching is awesome! The tour begins in Harlingen, TX and there we visit famous refuges of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
At Los Ebanos, Mexico, we will thrill to see 3 sympatric Amazona parrot species, Amazona oratrix (Yellow-headed), A. autumnalis (Red-lored) and A. viridigenalis (Red-headed or Green-cheeked). Red-heads are endemic to a very small territory and are highly endangered, though fortunately, we often get a view of them at this site. We will get great views of Yellow-heads, also now red-listed and in serious danger of extinction in the wild.
We will make two or three daily field tours to see birds and other amazing flora and fauna of the Gulf Coast lowland forest including kingfishers, herons, cormorants, spoonbills and osprey on the lake and channel and many shorebirds on the coast. High on the list of many birders’ most ‘desired to see’ list are the Elegant trogon, Blue-crowned motmot, the Ferruginous pygmy owl, the Boat-billed heron, Collared forest falcon, and Squirrel cuckoo, and we have gotten good views of many of them on our visits. Raptors and other migratory species funnel through this site and are seen in incredible numbers in the spring and fall. We will thrill to see three sympatric Amazon parrot species, Amazona oratrix (Yellow-headed), Amazona autumnalis (Red-lored) and Amazona viridigenalis (Red-headed or Green-cheeked). Red-heads are endemic to a very small territory and are highly endangered though fortunately, we often get a view of them at this site. Yellow-heads too, are now red-listed and in serious danger of extinction in the wild! We will most likely get a view of these awesome birds in their natural habitat each day of our time at the ranch.
The cabanas are clean and comfortable and feature local artesania. The Ebanos cooks treat us very well with tasty local cuisine (accommodating vegetarian) and there’s plenty of time for relaxing in the palapa hammocks sipping a cool cerveza! We have visited this area for the last 10 years, and have never been disappointed!
The tour is an excellent value at $1199 including incredible, guided bird viewing, room & board but not airfare (RT to Harlingen, Texas) tips, or restaurants on the road.
Limited to a maximum of 7. Reserve by August 25 and receive a $25 discount.
SPECIAL OFFER: Groups of 3 - 7 will receive an additional discount of $50 each.
Eco-tourism is an excellent way to contribute to conservation. Your dollars and enthusiasm encourage preservation of critical habitat! Our groups have participated in repair of trees that have been ruined as nesting sites by poachers in the illegal bird trade, another significant contribution to the future of Amazons in the wild!
What a thrill to watch them “en el monte,” in the wild! Join us for a trip that you’ll never forget!
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Los Ebanos, Tamaulipas, Mexico
October 28 - November 3, 07
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