2022 Veracruz River of Raptors Tour

Oct 6 - 14 Main Tour

9 days plus optional extension in Catemaco, the northernmost rain forest in the Americas

Cost: $3700
(will include hotels, meals, ground transportation, entry/guide fees, NOT airfare)

Registration and $500 deposit due by June 1. Remaining balance due by August 15. 

Tour leaders: Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Hawk Mountain Director of Conservation Science and Kashmir Wolf, Pronatura Monitoring Coordinator

Join us for the hawk-watching experience of a lifetime!  Visit at the peak of the migration, when daily counts may number 200,000 raptors including broad-winged and Swainson’s hawks. 

The trip is co-led by Hawk Mountain and Pronatura-Veracruz, original founders of the Veracruz River of Raptors Project, will explore central Veracruz birding hotspots and spend time viewing raptor migration at the worlds’ largest hawk migration concentration watchsite. 

Viewing will take place at the Veracruz bird observatory or the roof of the Hotel Bienvenidos, and morning birding trips will visit coastline and inland birding hotspots. Several days will be spent inland away from the watchsites to find birds found only in Veracruz highlands. Cultural highlights include Zempoala pre-Colombian Ruins and the National Anthropology Museum with extensive Olmec collection.

An optional extension will visit the Catemaco area in southern Veracruz, including the northernmost rain forest in the Americas, for a unique wildlife experience. Attendees have the option to depart the trip before this portion begins. 

Click below to download the 2021 itinerary, which includes all details about the trip. The 2022 itinerary will be posted soon. Please email Laurie Goodrich at [email protected] with any interest or questions!

Veracruz Eco-Tour 2022 Flyer & Itinerary