About the Mexico Birding Trail
With over 1000 species of birds Mexico is an exceptional place to visit. We designed The Mexico Birding Trail to help birders plan trips that contribute directly to conservation efforts. At each location highlighted on Trail, Sonoran Joint Venture partners have ongoing bird and habitat conservation projects. When you visit these sites and hire local guides trained as part of the SJV Bird Guide Program, you know that your fees are contributing directly to the conservation and management of vital bird habitat and supporting ongoing monitoring, research, and environmental education and community outreach efforts.
About the Partners
The Sonoran Joint Venture’s (SJV) mission is the conservation of the unique birds and habitats of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. One of the ways in which we achieve this is by working closely with partners to find solutions to challenges that benefit both birds and people, such as ecotourism and bird watching. http://sonoranjv.org
Pronatura Noroeste’s mission is the conservation of the priority flora, fauna, and ecosystems of northwest Mexico to promote the development of society in harmony with nature. Pronatura is our key partner on the ground. http://pronatura-noroeste.org
The Sonoran Institute inspires and enables community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America.
Nature and Culture International’s (NCI) is a conservation organization with the mission of preserving biologically diverse ecosystems, in concert with local peoples in Latin America. http://natureandculture.org/
Reserva Monte Mojino is a conservation project in southern Sonora, east-northeast of the city of Álamos. It lies within the 93,000-hectare Sierra de Alamos y Río Cuchujaqui Federal Area for the Protection of Flora and Fauna. The mission of REMM is to foster protection of the tropical dry forest and Río Cuchujaqui watershed in southern Sonora. To achieve our mission, we apply scientific research and the knowledge of local people to sustain this unique landscape in an ever-changing world. http://montemojino.org/
The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. http://www.fws.gov/southwest/
The US Forest Service International Programs, which promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally, provided funding support for the Mexico Birding Trail. http://www.fs.fed.us/global/