El Refugio De Potosí – A Center for Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Education


Welcome to El Refugio de Potosí
Experience a taste of our region's bio-diversity
Explore El Refugio de Potosí!

We are Currently Closed!

For information please call 755 557 2840
or email info@elrefugiodepotosi.org.


Birding Guerrero
We are excited to offfer a guide by Nick Lethaby and Brad Waggoner. Birding Guerrero, Mexico: The Ixtapa/ Zihuatanejo Area and the Sierra Madre del Sur.

2019 Christmas Bird Count
Invitation to Participate

On December 14, 2019, El Refugio de Potosi will host an Audubon  “Bird Count” of the region of Barra de Potosi, Playa Blanca, Guerrero. 
The goal is to assess the number and species of birds in the region to build an information base. (Past years counts can be seen here.)

The tabulated information will be sent to Audubon and any other groups that have an interest in maintaining monitoring records for our region.  This is an annual event. If you could not join us last year….plan to now for the next.

We are encouraging anyone with an interest in birds, conservation, the outdoors, the region… to participate. It is not necessary that you are a skilled birder.  Please join us! Encourage your friends and visitors to join in the activities.  This is a great chance to see another part of the real Mexico.  (Information Sheet - PDF)

Please contact Laurel Patrick via email laurel@elrefugiodepotosi.org for additional information.

Our Mission
Conservation of the flora and fauna of the coastal, tropical dry forest region near Zihuatanejo, Jose Azueta, Guerrero, Mexico.

Increase awareness and appreciation of the life cycle of the tropical dry forest and of native species in the region of Barra de Potosí, Guerrero, Mexico, through preservation, exhibition, reproduction, education and research.









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