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.
The Mexican Caribbean is preparing for a gradual reopening to welcome summer visitors. Subject to the government lifting the ban on non-essential activities, many hotels have announced their intention to reopen in June. A number of airlines including Air Canada, Air Transat, Southwest, Delta, Sunwing, Copa Airlines and Aeromexico have indicated that they intend to […]
COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund, initial target reached Great news, we reached the initial target of US$70,000 raised for the COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund Thanks to the donations of Royal Resorts members and guests, the Royal Resorts Foundation has been able to help 910 housekeepers, waiters, bartenders, kitchen staff and bellboys at Royal Resorts and Grand […]