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Birding Pacific Coast 2 hours south of Puerto Vallarta
Ok - I will start here. I created this forum as users have asked over the years for a place to share experiences, photos, trips, stories, etc. related to Birder's Diary and Birding/Naturalizing in general. (Is Naturalizing the action of being a Naturalist-er, as Birding is the action of being a Birder?)
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Matti and I started on 2-Mar and came back home on 6-Mar. Of course, I have an Android phone so all birding and record keeping was done using Birder's Diary Mobile for Android. Once the data from the outings is loaded into BD Desktop, it produces this nice trip report (the report will expire and be removed 30 days from now).
Here is the map showing where we birded. If you view the report from the link above, the map is interactive and you can zoom in and out to see where every single bird was seen.
We spent two nights at Mayto Beach (insanely scenic deserted beach that stretches for miles) in El Rinconcito Hotel. Fantastic location and restaurant (open 8am-10pm). We birded mostly near the hotel where there is a good spot for buntings, myiarchus flycatchers, etc. And a lagoon.
We spent the next two nights at a bed and breakfast we came across on the hill overlooking Villa del Mar. The B&B was called Villas del Sol, and the scenery was out of this world. You are 250ft above the beach with a view of 19 miles out over the empty Pacific. This is another stretch of pristine deserted beach that stretches for miles to the south.
We birded for 12 miles from there south, hitting the many lagoons and estuaries along the way. The road is an old barely maintained dirt and sand road. Was glad to have a 4-wheel-drive vehicle.
Looking forward to hearing from others...
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Wow- what a great trip, Jeff!! Gorgeous scenery and the views were incredible! Thanks for sharing.