Birds & More
Eco Tourism in San Carlos
San Carlos is a delight
for those who enjoy seeing a variety of wildlife. The area is home to a
vast array of mammals, fish and birds-both at sea and on land.
Whales that are commonly seen in the area include sperm, finback, and
pilot whales. Orcas migrate through the area at different times of
the year and offer a special whale watching treat.
Pacific Bottle Nose Dolphin are
common and can be seen year around. A small pod frequent the
Estuary of Soldiers and these routinely cruise the beach off San Carlos
proper in search of food. Sea lions are also common and Isla San
Pedro and other islands are a sanctuary for these creatures.
Divers and snorkelers are often treated to underwater displays by the
sea lions. Use caution around the big bulls-when they bark, back
If you are a bird watcher, San
Carlos is a joy. Mexican Brown pelicans cruise the shoreline in
large numbers and watching them go after a school of baitfish is great
fun. There are numerous terns, gulls and other sea birds and
osprey (fish hawks) are common. Anglers know to "follow the birds"
offshore and high flying frigate birds will generally show you where the
game fish are.
The Whales are here!
Common name Fin Whale
Length up to 85 ft.
Birth wt. 2 tons
Adult wt. 30 to 80 tons
Diet: crustaceans, squid, and fish
Threats are entanglement in fishnets, pollution,
habitat destruction, hunting, whaling, and human disturbance.
Location: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Baby Fin Whale
Many species can be seen and
observed during the year in San Carlos. Orcas, Pilot whales, and Sperm
whales to name just a few. Check with our dive shop and charter boat
operators and sign up for a Whale Watching Trip now!
Orcas in San Carlos!
Watch this incredible video
courtesy of Fernando
and the crew on Catch-22 Pez Vela of
Catch 22 Sport Fishing Adventures
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