The endemic and migratory bird population of the Riviera Nayarit caused such an impact on the professional career of James Currie, noted producer and host of Nikon Birding Adventures TV, that he returned to the destination this 2015 to tape a new show, which will be aired on five international television stations.
Among the stations that will transmit the show is The Pursuit Channel, considered the second most popular channel for outdoor programs in the world with delivery to over 42 million homes.
The Discovery Channel’s Destination America is another top production, reaching 65 million homes.
Mr. Currie’s itinerary included a visit to the Sierra Madre and one with the Huichol ethnic community in the Sierra del Nayar, as well as a trek to the Lagunas Encantadas in Santa María del Oro and Tepeltitic.
Back in the Riviera Nayarit, the team’s first stop was in Punta de Mita, where they sailed off to the Islas Marietas, followed by stops in Lo de Marcos and San Pancho, ending with a surf lesson in Sayulita.
On this occasion, James Currie arrived in search of certain species of birds, which will be shared with viewers once the programs air in the upcoming months. In order to complete his mission, he hired two local expert birdwatchers, Francisco García from San Blas and Luis Morales from San Pancho.
Nikon Birding Adventures TV is the only birding TV program in the United States, which is why the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted this FAM trip. This takes into consideration the hundreds of thousands of followers Mr. Currie has in dozens of countries.
The destination’s natural bounty is undoubtedly of great relevance when positioning it on an international level, as the Riviera Nayarit is one of the regions with the highest diversity of endemic and migratory bird species in the world.