Free and Sovereign State of Colima

Colima Warbler vermivora crissalis ©Vince Gravel Website
Birding Colima

Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima. Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state’s main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán. The state has an area of 5,455 square kilometers (2,106.2 sq mi), with a population in 2005 census of about 567,996 people.


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  • BR Sierra De Manantlan Region

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    The bird tally for the general area is 336 species – 30% of Mexico's birds, including the locally rare Amazona finschi (lilac-crowned amazon, cotorra); Ara militaris (military macaw, guacamaya verde) and Aquila chrysaetos (golden eagle, águila real); 30% of the species are totally or partially migratory, and 32 species are endemic to western and central Mexico.
Guides & Tour Operators
Trip Reports
  • 2007 [02 February] - Bob Cecil - Manantlan Biosphere

    …A guide might also help you find what has been described as the West Coast counterpart of cloud forest, alleged to be on up the mountain. Talking to a couple of other guys, John got what he thought was a convincing description of Eared Quetzals, including the white undertail…
  • 2013 [01 January] - Marcus Roening

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    …The largest concentration of water birds was on the NW corner of the Bahia de Navidad and the town of Melaque, especially where the pungent stream enters the bay at the very edge of town. Amongst the 100s of Brown Pelicans, Neotropical Cormorants and Royal Terns, we were able to pick out Brown & Blue-footed Boobies, Elegant & Forster’s Terns…
Places to Stay
  • Hotel La Posada

    Bart Varelmann, the American owner and operator since 1960, provides a unique personal touch to the small (22 rooms) seaside inn. Here you are someone special - not just a room number. You`ll be greeted personally upon arrival (there`s no front desk) and quickly began to relax and enjoy total informality at Bart`s unique seaside inn.

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