Birdwatching at Playa del Socorro
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Birdwatching at Playa del Socorro

Since the 1970's, when the main roads of Baja where built and the increase of eco-tourism created by the whale watching industry, there has been a great interest in the bird distribution of the peninsula. Anyone who enjoys bird watching and nature, the surrounding hills, desert and coast of Playa del Socorro is next to safe and fun rustic trails, which exhibit some of the 400 species that inhabit the Baja Peninsula.

"San Quintin bay offers in its lagoon, strands, beaches and dunes incredible bio diverse natural treasure that will amaze you.  This area is a natural rest and breading refuge for thousands of birds that migrate from north America, that year after year, punctually, fly this path known as The pacific bird migration corridor.  It’s incredible to observe many species of birds such as seagulls, ducks, geese, and pelicans among other interesting species.  This is and excellent tourist destination to practice sport fishing, hunting, for observing the flora and fauna or the region or better yet, for relaxing and enjoying its beautiful lagoons, strands and beaches."

Baja California State Tourism Secretary


Some recent sightings posted on the web include: Brant, Brewer's Blackbird, Cardinal, Northern Cardinal, Yellow-breasted Chat, Pelagic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Long-billed Curlew, Mourning Dove, Great Egret, House Finch, Northern Flicker, Marbled Godwit, Western Grebe, Ring-billed Gull, Great Blue Heron, Xantus Hummingbird, Pinyon Jays, Western Scrub-Jay, Baird's Junco, Dark-eyed Junco, Horned Lark, Common Loon, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Mockingbird, Pygmy Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Hooded Oriole, Nesting Osprey, Cape Pygmy-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Pelicans, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, American Pipit, Quail, Common Raven, Greater Roadrunner, San Lucas Robin, Sanderling, Williamson's Sapsucker, Surf Scoter, Pine Siskin, Sparrow, European Starling, Caspian Tern, Brown Towhee, California Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Gray Thrasher, Hermit Thrush, Mangrove Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, Willet, Whimbrel, House Wren, Canyon Wren, Wrentit, Gila Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Belding's Yellowthroat.

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