We are excited to announce our new joint venture with Rancho Mababi in Old Mexico...an opportunity to experience world class birding and the authentic culture and taste of Old Mexico.
Rancho Mababi is a 6,000 acre wildlife haven located in the Sierra Madre mountain range, the Sky Islands Ecological area of Sonora, Mexico, at an altitude of about 5,000 feet. Located in one of the top five birding sites in the western hemisphere, Rancho Mababi is in a migratory zone of 4 million birds annually, representing 350+ species. Its diverse habitat contrasts sharply with the neighboring, largely arid landscape.
Massive cottonwoods and stately sycamores line creeks flowing from the mountains. Mesquite trees, assorted shrubs and grasses add more greenery. The ranch is productive and well-managed for cattle and sheep, and there is access to an additional 25,000 acres for exploration. Jackrabbits, javelina, roadrunners, coyotes, bobcats, three types of quail and more abound. The habitat also holds Coues deer, and wild turkey, which then attract mountain lions, up to four cats routinely live on the ranch, according to Alice. Exciting bird species such as Burrowing Owl, Golden and Bald Eagles, Peregrine and Prairie Falcons, Lucy's Warbler, Mountain Plover, Eared Trogon, Thick-billed Parrot, and many species of hummingbirds are found here.
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