Cañón del Sumidero

Cañón del Sumidero National Park

The Cañón del Sumidero National Park (Sumidero Canyon) is one of the most emblematic sites of Chiapas, a tourist destination par excellence, and a must-see for everyone visiting the state. It is located north of Tuxtla Gutiérrez and Chiapa de Corzo. It has an area of nearly 22 thousand hectares, mostly covered by Tropical Evergreen Forest, with significant remains of Subhumid Forests, Pine-Oak Forests and Riparian Vegetation. In its six touristic lookouts, which include interpretive trails and mountain biking routes, you can observe bird species of the region. Also, the Sumidero Canyon is the favorite site for birdwatchers and photographers to find some of the specialties of the area, such as the Belted Flycatcher, the Flammulated Flycatcher, the Bat Falcon, the Bar-winged Oriole or the Red-breasted Chat. It is also possible to hire a boat transportation service from Chiapa de Corzo, and watch waterfowl along the Grijalva river, sheltered by the high walls of the canyon.

Birds that can be watched:Thicket Tinamou / Crypturellus cinnamomeus, Plain Chachalaca / Ortalis vetula, Black Chachalaca or Black Penelopina / Penelopina nigra, Singing Quail / Dactylortyx thoracicus, Red-billed Pigeon / Patagioenas flavirostris, White-tipped Dove / Leptotila verreauxi, Squirrel Cuckoo / Piaya cayana, Plain-capped Starthroat / Heliomaster constantii, Slender Sheartail / Doricha enicura, Canivet's Emerald / Cynanthus canivetii, Green-Fronted Hummingbird / Ramosomyia viridifrons, Azure-Crowned Hummingbird / Saucerottia cyanocephala, Buff-bellied Hummingbird / Amazilia yucatanensis, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl / Glaucidium brasilianum, Gartered Trogon or Gartered Violaceous Trogon / Trogon caligatus, Collared Trogon / Trogon collaris, Russet-crowned Motmot /Momotus mexicanus, Blue-diademed Motmot / Momotus lessonii, Emerald Toucanet or Northern Emerald-Toucanet / Aulacorhynchus prasinus, Golden-fronted Woodpecker / Melanerpes aurifrons, Golden-Olive Woodpecker / Colaptes rubiginosus, Bat Falcon / Falco rufigularis, Duck Hawk or Peregrine Falcon / Falco peregrinus, Green Parakeet / Psittacara holochlorus, Barred Antshrike / Thamnophilus doliatus, Olivaceous Woodcreeper / Sittasomus griseicapillus, Ivory-billed Woodcreeper / Xiphorhynchus flavigaster, Masked Tityra / Tityra semifasciata, Northern Bentbill / Oncostoma cinereigulare, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet / Camptostoma imberbe, Belted Flycatcher / Xenotriccus callizonus, Flammulated Flycatcher / Ramphotrigon flammulatum, Dusky-capped Flycatcher / Myiarchus tuberculifer, Brown-crested Flycatcher / Myiarchus tyrannulus, Rufous-browed Peppershrike / Cyclarhis gujanensis, White-throated Magpie-Jay / Calocitta formosa, Green Jay / Cyanocorax yncas, White-lored Gnatcatcher / Polioptila albiloris, Canyon Wren / Catherpes mexicanus, House Wren / Troglodytes aedon, Spot-breasted Wren / Pheugopedius maculipectus, Banded Wren / Thryophilus pleurostictus, Blue-and-white Mockingbird / Melanotis hypoleucus, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush / Catharus aurantiirostris, Yellow-throated Eufonia / Euphonia hirundinacea, Olive Sparrow / Arremonops rufivirgatus, Rusty Sparrow / Aimophila rufescens, Yellow-billed Cacique / Amblycercus holosericeus, Black-vented Oriole / Icterus wagleri, Bar-winged Oriole / Icterus maculialatus, Black-and-white Warbler / Mniotilta varia, Nashville Warbler / Leiotlhypis ruficapilla, Magnolias Warbler / Setophaga magnolia, Fan-tailed Warbler / Basileuterus lachrymosus, Rufous-capped Warbler / Basileuterus rufifrons, Red-throated Ant-Tanager / Habia fuscicauda, Mexican ​​Yellow Grosbeak / Pheucticus chrysopeplus, Red-breasted Chat / Granatellus venustus, Blue Seedeater / Amaurospiza concolor, Blue Bunting / Cyanocompsa parellina, Varied Bunting / Passerina versicolor, Black-headed Saltador / Saltator atriceps.

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