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.
We are proud to announce that Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is up for two awards, Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice 2021 and the World Travel Awards. If you have stayed at Grand Residences and loved it, you can support it by voting in both contests. We hope that you will tell your family and friends […]
We would like to share information from the Quintana Roo State Government about a new Visitor Tax or Tourism Use Fee now in effect as of April 1, 2021. The fee will be charged to all international visitors to the Mexican Caribbean over the age of 15 and is $224 pesos (approximately US$10) per person, […]