Yucatán’s Toh birding festival returned to in-person activities last week.
Scheduled events will continue until Nov. 21, as organizers say, “to make up for lost time and fun.”
During this time the festival will feature bird watching tours, activities for children, workshops, photo exhibitions, and its famous “birding marathons.”
Bird-watching activities will take place across the state in locations including Mérida’s city zoo, Tizimín, Rio Lagartos, and Celestun.
This will also be the first time the festival makes its way to El Cuyo, a small fishing community on the coast of Yucatán known for its biodiversity.
Attendees are encouraged to wear light clothing during bird watching tours, keep as silent as possible and bring along binoculars and a camera.
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Organized by the not-for-profit environmental organization Pronatura, the event hopes to “reconnect Yucatecos with nature.”
Bird watching tours during the event are led by experts in the field who will help the participants to get the most out of the experience.
Though over the past couple of years the festival was not canceled altogether, activities were almost entirely limited to online conferences.
Enjoyment aside, the festival is also focused on creating a greater awareness of the environmental challenges Yucatán faces.
The festival’s complete itinerary and further details can be found at festivalavesyucatan.com