Palenque National Park

Palenque National Park and Archaeological Site


The Palenque National Park, located in the northeastern extreme of Chiapas, has an extension of 1,772 hectares; it protects Tropical Rainforests, rivers, streams and grasslands that surround a World Heritage Site: the Mayan City of Palenque. In this Protected Natural Area, which is home to more than 440 species of tropical migratory and resident birds, you can enjoy a deep dive into Chiapas jungle, as well as into the culture and nature of the Mayan world. Here, you will find typical birds of the tropical regions of the Americas: Toucans, Macaws, Parrots, Hummingbirds, Trogons, Motmots, Flycatchers, and many more.

align="justify">Birds that can be watched:Thicket Tinamou / Crypturellus cinnamomeus, Plain Chachalaca / Ortalis vetula, Crested Guan / Penelope purpurascens, Kambul / Crax rubra, Spotted Wood Quail / Odontophorus guttatus, Pale-vented Pigeon / Patagioenas cayennensis, Short-billed Pigeon / Patagioenas nigrirostris, Blue Ground Dove / Claravis pretiosa, Ruddy Quail-Dove / Geotrygon montana, Gray-chested Dove / Leptotila cassinii, Striped Cuckoo / Tapera naevia, Squirrel Cuckoo / Piaya cayana, Mangrove Cuckoo / Coccyzus minor, Spot-tailed Nightjar / Hydropsalis maculicaudus, Chuck wills widow / Antrostomus carolinensis, Northern Potoo / Nyctibius jamaicensis, Chestnut-collared Swift / Streptoprocne rutila, Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift / Panyptila cayennensis, Collared Hummingbird or Great Jacobin / Florisuga mellivora, Long-billed Hermit / Phaethornis longirostris, Purple-crowned Fairy / Heliothryx barroti, Black-crested Coquette / Lophornis helenae, Wedge-tailed Sabrewing / Pampa curvipennis, Striped-tailed Hummingbird / Eupherusa eximia, Rieffer's Hummingbird or Rufous-tailed Hummingbird / Amazilia tzacatl, Uniform Crake / Amaurolimnas concolor, Rufous-naped Wood-Rail / Aramides albiventris, Carolina Crake or Carolina rail / Porzana carolina, Courlan or Limpkin / Aramus guarauna, Black Hawk-Eagle / Spizaetus tyrannus, Ornate Hawk-Eagle / Spizaetus ornatus, Double-toothed Kite / Harpagus bidentatus, Bicolored Hawk / Accipiter bicolor, White Hawk / Pseudastur albicollis, CROW or Crested Owl/ Lophostrix cristata, Spectacled Owl / Pulsatrix perspicillata, Central American Pygmy-Owl / Glaucidium griseiceps, Black-and-white Owl / Strix nigrolineata, Slaty-tailed Trogon / Trogon massena, Black-headed Trogon / Trogon melanocephalus, Tody Motmot / Hylomanes momotula, Blue-diademed Motmot or Lesson's Blue-crowned Motmot / Momotus lessonii, Toh or Toj / Eumomota superciliosa, White-necked Puffbird / Notharchus hyperrhynchus, White-whiskered Puffbird / Malacoptila panamensis, Collared Aracari / Pteroglossus torquatus, Keel-billed Toucan or Rainbow-billed Toucan / Ramphastos sulfuratus, Black-cheeked Woodpecker / Melanerpes pucherani, Smoky-brown Woodpecker / Dryobates fumigatus, Pale-billed Woodpecker / Campephilus guatemalensis, Lineated Woodpecker / Dryocopus lineatus, Chestnut-colored Woodpecker / Celeus castaneus, Barred Forest Falcon / Micrastur ruficollis, Laughing Falcon / Herpetotheres cachinnans, Bat Falcon / Falco rufigularis, Brown-hooded Parrot / Pyrilia haematotis, White-crowned Parrot / Pionus senilis, Red Lored Amazon / Amazon autumnalis, Aztec Parakeet or Olive-throated Parakeet / Eupsittula nana, Scarlet Macaw / Ara macao, Barred Antshrike / Thamnophilus doliatus, Olivaceous Woodcreeper / Sittasomus griseicapillus, Lovely Cotinga / Cotinga amabilis, Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher / Myiobius sulphureipygius, Sepia-capped Flycatcher / Leptopogon amaurocephalus, Eye-ringed Flatbill / Rhynchocyclus brevirostris, Rufous Mourner / Rhytipterna holerythra, Lesser Greenlet / Pachysylvia decurtata, Spot-breasted Wren / Pheugopedius maculipectus, White-bellied Wren / Uropsila leucogastra, White-breasted Wood-Wren / Henicorhina leucosticta, Wood Thrush / Hylocichla mustelina, Olive-backed Euphonia / Euphonia gouldi, Green-backed Sparrow / Arremonops chloronotus, Orange-billed Sparrow / Arremon aurantiirostris, Yellow-billed Cacique / Amblycercus holosericeus, Chestnut-headed Oropendola / Psarocolius wagleri, Black-cowled Oriole / Icterus prosthemelas, Yellow-tailed Oriole / Icterus mesomelas, Ovenbird / Seiurus aurocapilla, Worm-eating Warbler / Helmitheros vermivorum, Prothonotary Warbler / Protonotaria citrea, Kentucky Warbler or Kentucky Yellowthroat / Geothlypis formosa, Hooded Warbler / Setophaga citrina, Olive-backed Warbler or Tropical Parula / Setophaga pitiayumi, Autumnal Warbler or Bay-breasted Warbler / Setophaga castanea, Golden-crowned Warbler / Basileuterus culicivorus, Scarlet Tanager / Piranga olivacea, White-winged Piranga / Piranga leucoptera, Red-crowned Ant-Tanager / Habia rubica, Black-faced Grosbeak / Caryothraustes poliogaster, Blue Bunting / Cyanocompsa parellina, Grey-headed Tanager / Eucometis penicillata, Black-throated Shrike-Tanager / Lanio aurantius, Crimson-collared Tanager / Ramphocelus sanguinolentus, Golden-hooded Tanager / Stilpnia larvata, Shining Honeycreeper / Cyanerpes lucidus, Green Honeycreeper / Chlorophanes spiza, Grassland Yellow-Finch / Sicalis luteola, Thick-billed Seed-Finch / Sporophila funerea, Bananaquit / Coereba flaveola, Yellow-faced Grassquit / Tiaris olivaceus, Buff-throated Saltator / Saltator maximus.

Contact details:
Miguel García Cruz
Certified Guide
Telephone: 916 164 3094
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