I went on a birdwatching tour guided by the incredible bird enthusiast, Miguel Amar. Miguel took a group of three of us on an early morning birding walk around the Mayan village of Muyil, then we enjoyed a break getting to know eachother and conversing about nature and ecology. Miguel shared with us a portion of what is clearly his vast knowledge of Mexican civilization across the ages. We then continued our birding in and around the Mayan ruins at Muyil. From there walked on a boardwalk through a periodically submerged forest to a large fresh water lake. It is clear that Miguel is deeply connected to nature; he can mimic bird calls with surprising accuracy, has uncanny instincts into bird behavior, and the insights gained from spending much time learning from and thinking about nature is clearly evident in him. If you are interested in seeing birds and learning about the place you are in, I can think of no better guide than Miguel. Mexico Kan Tours has a commitment to sustainable tourism. They provide water and metal water bottles to reduce plastic waste, keep tour groups small, and treat the people and places visited with respect and care. It was by far the best thing I did on a monthlong trip to the Yucatán, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.