Throughout all Festival days at the Vallarta Botanical Garden and Hyatt Ziva
Free with Garden entry fee (adults 200 pesos; children 4 and under free; student rates available)
Free for VBNF registrants with admission sticker from a Festival tour that included a previous Garden admission. Ask about the hotel’s Day Pass option!
Cost: Free with Garden entry fee (adults 200 pesos; children 4 and under free; student rates available). Free for VBNF registrants with admission sticker from a Festival tour that included a previous Garden admission.
Cost: Included with Festival registration (ask about the hotel’s Day Pass option!)
Community and Jaguar Coexistence in Western Mexico Under the Impacts of COVID-19
Butterflies In Peril. The Butterfly Sanctuary is young, founded just a few years ago in 2018. In this presentation you will learn about their ambitious, multi-faceted mission. (Note that a visit to the Sanctuary is a part of the Estero del Salado tour.)
Woodpeckers Without Borders. Several woodpecker species occur in both the United States and Mexico, and most of these can be observed in the state can be observed in the state of Jalisco. Steve will discuss the ranges and natural histories of these species, including the behaviors that allow them to thrive on both sides of the border.
Humpback Whale, a spectacular winter attraction in Banderas Bay.
Migrating from far-north to their winter breeding ground where they give birth and nurse their young. Respecting their space and behavior is essential to their survival.
Hoooo's There? Birds That Keep You Out Late and Get You Up Early! Birding doesn't stop when the sun goes down; for some of our avian gems, that's when the action is just getting started. Exciting nightlife isn't just along the Malecón, it happens in forests, jungles, and swamps all around western Mexico. Birding guide Mark Stackhouse will take you on a virtual tour of the fabulous local birds that will keep you out late, or get you up early, if you're looking for a truly wild time after dark.