Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve on the Gulf coast of Yucatán is home to the world’s largest breeding population of Caribbean flamingos and in August biologists, park wardens, local NGOs such as Niños y Crias A.C. and volunteers joined forces to ring 585 flamingo chicks.
Biologists counted 40,000 birds this season and ringing a percentage of the chicks born in the 2018 season helps experts to monitor their feeding habits and seasonal migrations. Flamingos move along the Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche coast to feed in the coastal lagoons and wetlands and ringed birds have also been seen in Cuba.
If you are due to travel to Royal Resorts later this year and you are a nature lover why not plan a day trip to Ria Lagartos? Not only will you see some of this year’s grey chicks which will not get the striking pink plumage of their parents until next year, you’ll spot herons, kingfishers, skimmers and countless species of migrant waders that fly south for the winter.
Ask at the Thomas More Travel desk about trips to Ria Lagartos, Sian Ka’an and Contoy and bird watching in the jungle near Puerto Morelos.
In May Royal Resorts Foundation representatives will present Fundacion Lomas with a check for $324,000 pesos raised from the Fourth Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of its college scholarship program. Thanks to the participation of the 2019 Royal Resorts Foundation Race competitors, volunteers and sponsors, nine students will now be able to go to […]
We share the news with you whenever new measures are implemented at Royal Resorts to protect the planet. This time it is the turn of the Spa and the Restaurant Division to go green. The Spa has replaced the plastic products used in body wraps, manicures and pedicures with biodegradable alternatives. Reusable dispensers have been […]