Chiapas Birding & Photo Festival
April 19, 2023 – April 21, 2023
Chiapas’ territory has 70% of all the bird species recorded in Mexico. In fact, it is a region known for its stunning natural landscapes and rich biodiversity, with seven of the twelve ecosystems that characterize the country. This year’s topic is “From the mangrove to the forests, connecting bird tourism and communities.” The featured bird is the Quetzal, one of the most important species that inhabit the state.
The festival includes conferences by ornithology experts (in Spanish) and 7 tours:
Short tours (5)
• La Sepultura Biospehere Reserve
• Altos de Chiapas (San Cristóbal de las Casas)
• Lookout points of the Sumidero Canyon
• El Ocote Biosphere Reserve
• Tapalapa Ecological Reserve
Long tours (2)
• Costa Soconusco
• Lacandon jungle
The Chiapas Birding & Photo Festival aims to promote sustainable tourism in Chiapas, the care and conservation of birds and their ecosystems, support for local communities, and to encourage the local society’s love for birds. The festival also seeks to continue developing conservation strategies and specialized bird-watching routes in conjunction with specialists and members of the communities established along these routes.