World Migratory Bird Day – Birdwatching @ Pinacate

Do you like birds? Enjoy ecotourism and outdoor activities?

May 14th is World Migratory Bird Day, and it’s a big international deal (with a hashtag and all #WMBD2016 @WMBD).

For a period of 24 hours on May 14th, thousands of birdwatchers from across the globe will participate in registering bird species they observe in different areas.  The purpose of this is to contribute to bird registries, while also updating geographic information. Every bird counts, and every registry is important.

Puerto Peñasco has an ample variety of birds; you can spot them from your home, at the docks, in the malecón, atop Whale Hill, on the beach, on the golf course, on competition hill, and in the estuaries, among other areas.

This Saturday, May 14th, at 7 a.m., the Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve will be the place to join in global birdwatching activities.  For information, you can contact    This will be great as biologists will be on hand to identify the birds for the registry!

Keep in mind, in order to be included in the World Global Migratory Bird Watch Day, your observations must be entered into eBird on one or more lists of birds, by May 17th at the latest.

Visit  and be part of the grand day (even if it does begin at 7 a.m.)!




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