10 Aug 2011

Toh Bird Festival 2011

By Pronatura
10 years ago, the magic of the turquoise plumage of the Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) inspired the creation of the Yucatan Bird Festival "Toh"; this bird species is associated with Mayan archaeological sites, and its feathers frame the reflection of the sky on the calm waters of the cenotes (sinkholes) of Yucatan. The pinnacle of the festival, the bird marathon, has identified 346 species of the 465 registered in Yucatan state; species such as the beautiful American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), the Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata), the Yucatan Jay (Cyanocorax yucatanicus), the Yucatan Wren (Campylorhynchus yucatanicus), the Mexican Sheartail (Doricha eliza) and the Orange Oriole (Icterus auratus), among many others. The festival has successfully involved the local community in bird photography and drawing contests; local guides have also participated, sharing their knowledge and experiences. ¡Visit the Yucatan and enjoy its birds, its ancient culture and its charming people! If you need additional information on the Festival please contact: kalvarez@pronatura-ppy.org.mx General Toh Bird Festival Program:  General ProgramcartagrandeToh2011