Isla la Concepción

Isla La Concepción Ecotourism Center

Isla la Concepción

The Isla La Concepción ecotourism center is located in the heart of the La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve, home to the highest mangroves in the Americas, and perhaps in the world, reaching a height of over 114.829 feet. La Concepción is also part of the cradle of this fascinating reserve and Wetland of International Importance: During the second half of the 20th century, the naturalist Miguel Álvarez del Toro, in collaboration with the inhabitants of this beautiful place, agreed on their conservationist vocation and interest in protecting this lush tropical ecosystem. Not only the birds stand out and amaze the visitor, but also the Bats (Noctilio leporinus); the huge American Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus); the charismatic mammals, such as the Northern Tamandua (Tamandua mexicana) and the Mexican Tree Porcupine (Coendou mexicanus); and peculiar fish, like the Northern four-eye (Anableps dowii).

Birds that can be watched: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck or White-winged Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna autumnalis, Barbary Duck or Muscovy / Cairina moschata, White-bellied Chachalaca / Ortalis leucogastra, Least Grebe / Tachybaptus dominicus, Red-billed Pigeon / Patagioenas flavirostris, Ruddy Ground Dove / Columbina talpacoti, White-tipped Dove / Leptotila verreauxi, Squirrel Cuckoo / Piaya cayana, Northern Potoo / Nyctibius jamaicensis, Cinnamon Hummingbird / Amazilia rutila, Spotted Rail / Pardirallus maculatus, Rofous-naped Wood-rail / Aramides albiventris, Carolina Crake or Carolina rail / Porzana carolina, Purple Gallinule / Porphyrio martinicus, Red Rail or Ruddy Crake / Laterallus ruber, American Finfoot or Sungrebe / Heliornis fulica, Courlan or Limpkin / Aramus guarauna, Northern Jacana / Jacana spinosa, Common Whimbrel / Numenius phaeopus, Great Marbled Godwit / Limosa fedoa, Semipalmated Snipe or Willet / Tringa semipalmata, American Skimmer / Rynchops niger, American Wood Ibis or Flinthead / Mycteria americana, Cape Verde Frigatebird or Magnificent Frigate Bird / Fregata magnificens, Neotropic Cormorant / Nannopterum brasilianum, Bare-throated Tiger Heron / Tigrisoma mexicanum, Brown Heron / Ardea herodias, Reddish Egret / Egretta rufescens, Agami Heron / Agamia agami Stylet, Boat-billed Heron / Cochlearius cochlearius, White Ibis Eudocimus albus, Roseate Spoonbill / Platalea ajaja, Osprey / Pandion haliaetus, Hook-billed Hawk / Chondrohierax uncinatus, Black-collared Hawk / Busarellus nigricollis, Snail Kite / Rostrhamus sociabilis, Plumbeous Kite / Ictinia plumbea, Pacific Screech-Owl / Megascops cooperi, Toh or Toj / Eumomota superciliosa, Ringed Kingfisher / Megaceryle torquata, American Pygmy Kingfisher / Chloroceryle aenea, White-fronted Parrot / Amazon albifrons, Yellow-naped Parrot / Amazona auropalliata, White-throated Magpie-Jay / Calocitta formosa, Mangrove Swallow / Tachycineta albilinea, Giant Wren / Campylorhynchus chiapensis, Yellow-billed Cacique / Amblycercus holosericeus, Mexican Cacique / Cassiculus melanicterus, Spot-breasted Oriole / Icterus pectoralis, Black-and-white Warbler / Mniotilta varia, Mourning Warbler / Geothlypis philadelphia, Yellow Warbler (Mangrove) / Setophaga petechia (erithacorides group), Blue-gray Tanager / Thraupis episcopus, Ruddy-breasted Seedeater / Sporophila minuta

Location: Acapetahua, Chiapas.

Contact details:

Humberto Yee Hernández