Santa Maria Bay
Sinaloa, Mexico
Panama to Mexico

Bienvenidos!  Welcome to Santa Maria Bay, and CLICK HERE to watch an ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP webcast from Sinaloa, Mexico.

Santa Maria Bay is located in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Culiacán and Mazatlán are two of the largest cities in Sinaloa. Birds that have been wintering or resting in Panama have flown 2,130 miles (3,430 kilometers) to reach Santa Maria Bay. If you flew 2,130 miles from your home, where would you land? 

Millions of birds stop at Santa Maria Bay because its extensive open tidal mud flats provide a wealth of food and shelter during migration.

There are a number of ways you can join us at Santa Maria Bay:

  • Watch an electronic field trip with a conservation biologist. CLICK HERE for more information. 
  • Fly in to the exact location where the birds rest during their journey with a Google Earth Tour.
  • Check out the videos of people who are working to preserve the habitat for the birds.
  • Use the classroom-tested lesson plans from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with activities related to migration and the seasonal movement of birds from their breeding grounds to their wintering grounds.

Make sure you join us at our next stop in San Francisco Bay.