• Private tours to maximum of 5 people. 
  • Half and full day guided bird watching options.
  • Complimentary high-quality binoculars available.
  • Guided tour
  • Round-trip transportation 
  • Binoculars
  • Bird check list
  • English-Spanish speaking guide
  • Vehicle transportation to multiple hotspots for full day experience
  • Wear dark or neutral colored clothing: long pants, long sleeves, covered shoes suggested
  • Water bottle (refills available)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Pad of paper and pen are helpful to write down the birds observed; this really helps to remember each bird. A printed checklist is still suppled.
  • A camera with a zoom is nice to document the birds.

2-3 hour Half Day Experience with snacks

1 birder: 3000 pesos
2-3 birders: 2000 pesos per person
4-5 birders: 1500 pesos per person

4-5 hour Full Day Experience with lunch

1 birder: 6250 pesos
2-3 birders: 4250 pesos per person
4-5 birders: 3250 pesos per person

Holiday Rates & Dates: December 19 - January 4 & October 28 - November 3

2-3 hour Half Day Experience with snacks

1 birder: 3500 pesos
2-3 birders: 2500 pesos per person
4-5 birders: 2000 pesos per person

4-5 hour Full Day Experience with lunch

1 birder: 7250 pesos
2-3 birders: 5250 pesos per person
4-5 birders: 4250 pesos per person

Notes: The best time to observe birds is in the morning or late afternoon in open country. Watching birds at the feeders and water tubs at the ranch is rewarding all day long.

Supply available times and dates when inquiring about booking. 

To book

  • Visa, Mastercard and Paypal accepted

To cancel

  • Horseback Mexico is a small outfitter with limited guides.
  • No refunds for cancelled riding tours.
  • Activities can be rescheduled if space is available.
This form is to inquire about availability, you’ll receive an email shorty to confirm your activity and how to book.
*Riding experience defenitions
Novice: From first time riding to comfortable on a horse to do occasional trail rides.
Moderate: Have ridden for a minimum of 100 hours & can post a rising trot and canter on calm but fit horse outside of the area.
Experienced: Have ridden for a minimum of 500 hours & accustomed to riding independently a spirited horse outside of the arena & comfortable riding with English or plow reining NOT exclusively western neck reining.

Oaxaca is one of the World’s Great Birding Hotspots

Birdwatching is perfect way to spend time immersed in the outdoors. Your guides at Rancho Pitaya can help the novice birder spot and identify stunning birds providing high quality binoculars, photo references and checklists. For the avid birder with life lists, a handful of rare endemic species can be readily observed in the local habitat.

There are a little over 9000 species of birds on the planet. About 9% or nearly 800 of them can be seen in the state of Oaxaca. The diverse habitats of the Valle de Tlacolula are home a handful of species endemic to Mexico with several being found only in the state of Oaxaca. On an average guided birding experience expect to spot between 30 to 50 species depending on the time of year. 

Getting to know the local birds is also a good way to learn about the flora, both native and introduced. Examples are the endemic Grey-breasted Woodpecker that nests in the trunks of the native columnar cacti and the Dusky Hummingbird found only in the dry, scrub habitat of interior valleys of Oaxaca.

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