Fifth San Quintin Bay Bird Festival

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 7 minutos By Claudia Guzmán and Mirna Borrego On November 8 and 9, 2019, we once again welcomed more than 25,000 traveling birds that annually visit San Quintin Bay on their journey along the Pacific Flyway. San Quintin’s natural features provide shelter and food to thousands of birds, it is a unique place in Baja California withContinue reading “Fifth San Quintin Bay Bird Festival”

Workshop to Strengthen Ecotourism Companies

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 2 minutos Representatives of San Quintín participated in a workshop in La Paz as part of the second stage of strengthening ecotourism companies that is carried out in collaboration with the organization RED de Turismo Sustentable.  The workshop “Marketing in tourist destination: design and branding strategy” was held from January 27 to 31, 2020 in La Paz,Continue reading “Workshop to Strengthen Ecotourism Companies”

New Short Film Highlights Importance of San Quintin for Shorebirds

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 3 minutos A new documentary, available in English, Spanish and Central Yup’ik, explores the connection between human communities and migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway The Commission for Environmental Cooperation has partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to produce a short documentary entitled Voices of the Pacific Flyway. The documentary, launched at the 8th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting, features voices from three communities along the PacificContinue reading “New Short Film Highlights Importance of San Quintin for Shorebirds”

Beach Cleanup Results in San Quintin 2019

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 2 minutos By Ricardo Domínguez and Claudia Guzmán As part of our activities as Waterkeeper Members, on September 21, 2019 we participated in the International Coastal Cleanup and we collected trash from different coastal areas of San Quintín, such as Punta Azufre, Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve, El Arco wetland and La Chorera beach. At the end ofContinue reading “Beach Cleanup Results in San Quintin 2019”

A First Look into the Diverse Lichen Communities

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 5 minutos Text and photos by Steven D. Leavitt, Felix Grewe and María de los Ángeles Herrera Campos Fog zones in coastal deserts create unique habitats supporting incredible biological communities. These coastal fog deserts make up only a small portion of the total amount of earth’s landmass worldwide but harbor a disproportionately high amount of diversity. 

From Extraction to Consumption: Octopus Fishing in San Quintín

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 4 minutos By Leticia Marisol Talavera and Luis Fernando López Fishing is one of the most important economic activities of our country and by 2016 contributed an estimated of 35 billion of pesos (Notimex, 2017), this is a historical amount, with a tendency to increase. Baja California, specifically, occupies the third place at a nationwide with 10%Continue reading “From Extraction to Consumption: Octopus Fishing in San Quintín”

Blue Carbon and Its Value for Society

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 5 minutos By Andrew Gray and Elizabeth Watson “Blue carbon” is shorthand for the carbon found in three major coastal and marine ecosystems: mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes. On an acre-by-acre basis, coastal wetlands and seagrass beds assimilate more carbon per year than mature rain forests. But rather than primarily storing carbon visibly as towering tree trunks,Continue reading “Blue Carbon and Its Value for Society”

Results on the First Birdwatching Marathon in San Quintín

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 3 minutos The Birdwatching Marathon consisted of: identifying the most bird species during the festival, promoting bird watching in San Quintín Bay as a healthy activity and providing entertainment for all ages and to highlight the importance of this place for bird conservation. Children and teens that participated in the marathon were very enthusiastic, looking for all the possible birds during the bird watching tours and writing them down on their pocket guides.