United Mexican States
In birding terms México is a very rich country due to its geographical conditions and characteristics, we have a wide variety of climates, habitats and ecosystems which are the home to unique and again wide diversity of flora and fauna. Just to mention some ecosystems we can find coastal dunes, mangroves, savannas, low, medium and high jungle, cloud and rain forests, desert, high mountains, etc, etc. Due again to its geographical location and wide diversity of ecosystems Mexico is considered as one of the 7 countries with Mega biological diversity occupying the first place in number of reptiles in the world, second place in number of land vertebrates, more than 30,000 of plants, as well as 1,040 different species of birds, of which 125 are endemic and approximately 400 can not be found in USA or Canada. Mexico has more species of birds than the USA and Canada combined.
Fortunately there have been several studies done on Mexico's birds, just to mention some important groups we have Psitacidos, which include macaws and parrots, a wide variety of hawks, egrets, herons, warblers, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, owls, etc. Birds that live on the coast are also well represented; we have a big population of flamingos in the Yucatan peninsula, we have cormorants, pelicans, spoonbills, frigate birds and many more.
Birdwatching in Mexico has been long appreciated by visitors again due to the rich diversity we have. Some of the best birdwatching is practiced in most of the 116 protected areas Mexico has throughout the country.
With the recent growth of eco-tourism in Mexico birdwatchers have the opportunity to visit many more places than they could before.
Mexico already has some professional companies offering high quality birdwatching trips with serious and experienced local birders who can arrange trips throughout the year. Normally these trips have the extra opportunity of doing cultural activities such as seeing historic sites, enjoying great food and experiencing the high quality service that the people in Mexico give to visitors.
México es un país que por sus características geográficas y ortográficas presenta una gran variedad de climas y habitats, que brindad refugio y hogar a miles de especies de fauna y flora a través de su vasto territorio. Desde dunas costeras hasta paramos de altura y nieves eternas, encontrando en el camino manglares, sabanas, pantanos, selvas bajas, medianas y altas en sus diferentes clasificaciones, bosques mesófilos de montaña, vegetación xerófita, desiertos, bosques de confieras, etc. Por estas y otras características México a sido considerado dentro de los seis países mas megadiversos del planeta ubicándolo en el primer lugar en cuanto a herpetofauna se refiere, el segundo en vertebrados terrestres, 30,000 plantas superiores, así como con 1040 especies de aves silvestres de las cuales 125 son endémicas y aproximadamente 400 no ocurren al norte de nuestra frontera. Lo cual es un número aun mayor de las que cuenta el número combinado entre Estados Unidos y Canadá juntos.
En este aspecto la variedad de aves tanto residentes como migratorias en México es bastante amplia identificando algunas de importancia como: Psittacidos como guacamayos, cotorros y pericos, aves de presas, entre ellas halcones, águilas, milanos, lechuzas, búhos tropicales, etc. Aves marinas de gran importancia como los flamencos, espátulas, cormoranes y fragatas por mencionar algunas, así como otras especies de carpinteros, martín pescador, chupamirtos, tucanes, motmots, trogones, cuervos, chipes, etc.
La observación de aves en el caso particular de México, brinda la posibilidad de acercar a la gente a la naturaleza y consigo misma, de conservar y estudiar los recursos disponibles. La observación de aves es una actividad que puede ser realizada de manera independiente o grupal, desde la ventana de tu casa en la ciudad hasta en distintos ambientes naturales.
En nuestro país existe una gran variedad de alternativas para procurarse de la observación de aves, pues se cuenta, con distintas clases de áreas protegidas en todo el país, disponibles para el disfrute del turista ávido de paz y naturaleza. Nuestro país hoy en día, cuenta con algunas agencias y empresas de ecoturismo que brindan servicios de observación de aves en tours y rutas perfectamente diseñadas en todo el país, con guías preparados y dispuestos a dar siempre lo mejor de si, para el disfrute y seguridad del turista.
Calakmul Biosphere Reserve
Calakmul Biosphere reserve is also an area accepted by UNESCO as a natural heritage site. It has more than 1.7 million acres and it is the second largest protected area of Mexico. It is composed basically of a jungle area connecting with the jungle of Guatemala representing the second largest jungle in America after the Amazon.
Calakmul has just recently started to be studied. There is not a lot of information on the reserve and the number of species, nevertheless it is known by the abundance and diversity of species that can be seen in the area. There are several groups working in the area such as WWF and Pronatura. A trip to the reserve early in the morning can provide you with a quite diverse view of bird species as well as other animals of the area.
Siankaan Biosphere Reserve:
Siankaán was established as a Biosphere Reserve in 1986 and incorporated into UNESCO's list of natural world heritage sites in 1987. Covering more than 1.5 million acres along the central coast of the State of Quintana Roo, it is one of the largest protected areas of Mexico. The reserve is composed equally of semi evergreen tropical forest, wetlands & savannas and marine habitat.
The Yucatan peninsula has at least 527 bird species in 62 families of which 12 are endemic with 4 subspecies, 2 morphs and 14 hipotetical registers. Siankaán itself is home to more than 345 bird species, including over 1 million wintering migratory songbirds from the US and Canada and the rare Jabiru stork.
The challenge in the area is to promote rational and sustainable use of the natural resources that is compatible with the conservation of the reserve and at the same time beneficial to the local inhabitants; integrating environmental policy into regional development planning.
Zona del silencio
Zona del silencio is located in Durango and Coahuila in the north of Mexico and is a dessert ecosystem.
Number of Species
Number of bird species: 1114
The avifauna of Mexico included a total of 1118 species as of February 2018, according to Bird Checklists of the World. Of these species, 87 are rare or accidental, 10 have been introduced by humans, 108 are endemic, and five more breed only in Mexico though their non-breeding range is larger. Four species are known to be extinct, 65 are globally vulnerable or endangered, and three of the latter might also be extinct.
Number of bird species: National Bird
Crested Caracara Polyborus plancus
Number of endemics: 103
Ortalis poliocephala (Cracidae) West Mexican Chachalaca Ortalis wagleri (Cracidae) Rufous-bellied Chachalaca Callipepla douglasii (Odontophoridae) Elegant Quail Dendrortyx barbatus (Odontophoridae) Bearded Wood Partridge Dendrortyx macroura (Odontophoridae) Long-tailed Wood Partridge Philortyx fasciatus (Odontophoridae) Banded Quail Puffinus opisthomelas (Procellariidae) Black-vented Shearwater Br Oceanodroma macrodactyla X (Hydrobatidae) Guadalupe Storm Petrel Br Oceanodroma microsoma (Hydrobatidae) Least Storm Petrel Br Caracara lutosa X (Falconidae) Guadalupe Caracara Larus heermanni (Laridae) Heermann's Gull Br Larus livens (Laridae) Yellow-footed Gull Synthliboramphus craveri (Alcidae) Craveri's Murrelet Geotrygon carrikeri (Columbidae) Tuxtla Quail-Dove Zenaida graysoni (Columbidae) Socorro Dove Amazona finschi (Psittacidae) Lilac-crowned Parrot Amazona viridigenalis (Psittacidae) Red-crowned Parrot Forpus cyanopygius (Psittacidae) Mexican Parrotlet Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha (Psittacidae) Thick-billed Parrot Rhynchopsitta terrisi (Psittacidae) Maroon-fronted Parrot Glaucidium sanchezi (Strigidae) Tamaulipas Pygmy Owl Otus seductus (Strigidae) Balsas Screech Owl Caprimulgus badius (Caprimulgidae) Yucatan Nightjar Caprimulgus salvini (Caprimulgidae) Tawny-collared Nightjar Nyctiphrynus mcleodii (Caprimulgidae) Eared Poorwill Cypseloides storeri (Apodidae) White-fronted Swift Streptoprocne semicollaris (Apodidae) White-naped Swift Amazilia viridifrons (Trochilidae) Green-fronted Hummingbird Atthis helois (Trochilidae) Bumblebee Hummingbird Basilinna xantusii (Trochilidae) Xantus's Hummingbird Calothorax pulcher (Trochilidae) Beautiful Hummingbird Chlorostilbon auriceps (Trochilidae) Golden-crowned Emerald Chlorostilbon forficatus (Trochilidae) Cozumel Emerald Cyanthus sordidus (Trochilidae) Dusky Hummingbird Doricha eliza (Trochilidae) Mexican Sheartail Eupherusa cyanophrys (Trochilidae) Oaxaca Hummingbird Eupherusa poliocerca (Trochilidae) White-tailed Hummingbird Lophornis brachylophus (Trochilidae) Short-crested Coquette Thalurania ridgwayi (Trochilidae) Mexican Woodnymph Trogon citreolus (Trogonidae) Citreoline Trogon Campephilus imperialis X (Picidae) Imperial Woodpecker Melanerpes chrysogenys (Picidae) Golden-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes hypopolius (Picidae) Gray-brested Woodpecker Piculus auricularis (Picidae) Gray-crowned Woodpecker Deltarhynchus flammulatus (Tyrannidae) Flammulated Flycatcher Lepidocolaptes leucogaster (Dendrocolaptidae) White-striped Woodcreeper Vireo bairdi (Vireonidae) Cozumel Vireo Vireo brevipennis (Vireonidae) Slaty Vireo Vireo hypochryseus (Vireonidae) Golden Vireo Vireo nelsoni (Vireonidae) Dwarf Vireo Calocitta colliei (Corvidae) Black-throated Magpie-Jay Corvus imparatus (Corvidae) Tamaulipas Crow Br Corvus sinaloae (Corvidae) Sinaloa Crow Cyanocorax beecheii (Corvidae) Purplish-backed Jay Cyanocorax dickeyi (Corvidae) Tufted Jay Cyanocorax sanblasiana (Corvidae) San Blas Jay Cyanoleuca mirabilis (Corvidae) White-throated Jay Cyanoleuca nana (Corvidae) Dwarf Jay Progne sinaloae (Hirundinidae) Sinaloa Swallow Br Camplorhynchus chiapensis (Troglodytidae) Giant Wren Camplorhynchus gularis (Troglodytidae) Spotted Wren Camplorhynchus jocosus (Troglodytidae) Boucard's Wren Camplorhynchus megalopterus (Troglodytidae) Gray-barred Wren Camplorhynchus yucatanicus (Troglodytidae) Yucatan Wren Hylorchilus navai (Troglodytidae) Nava's Wren Hylorchilus sumichrasti (Troglodytidae) Sumichrast's Wren Thryomanes sissonii (Troglodytidae) Socorro Wren Thryothorus felix (Troglodytidae) Happy Wren Thryothorus sinaloa (Troglodytidae) Sinaloa Wren Troglodytes tanneri (Troglodytidae) Clarion Wren Melanotis caerulescens (Mimidae) Blue Mockingbird Mimodes graysoni (Mimidae) Socorro Mockingbird Toxostoma cinereum (Mimidae) Gray Thrasher Toxostoma guttatum (Mimidae) Cozumel Thrasher Toxostoma ocellatum (Mimidae) Ocellated Thrasher Catharus occidentalis (Turdidae) Russet Nightingale-Thrush Ridgwayia pinicola (Turdidae) Aztec Thrush Turdus rufopalliatus (Turdidae) Rufous-backed Robin Geothlypis beldingi (Parulidae) Belding's Yellowthroat Geothlypis flavovelata (Parulidae) Altamira Yellowthroat Geothlypis nelsoni (Parulidae) Hooded Yellowthroat Geothlypis speciosa (Parulidae) Black-polled Yellowthroat Granatellus venustus (Incertae Sedis) Red-breasted Chat Cacicus melanicterus (Icteridae) Yellow-winged Cacique Icterus abeillei (Icteridae) Black-backed Oriole Icterus auratus (Icteridae) Orange Oriole Quiscalus palustris X (Icteridae) Slender-billed Grackle Aimophila humeralis (Emberizidae) Black-chested Sparrow Aimophila mystacalis (Emberizidae) Bridled Sparrow Aimophila notosticta (Emberizidae) Oaxaca Sparrow Aimophila sumichrasti (Emberizidae) Cinnamon-tailed Sparrow Atlapetes pileatus (Emberizidae) Rufous-capped Brush Finch Buarremon virenticeps (Emberizidae) Green-striped Brush Finch Melozone kieneri (Emberizidae) Rusty-crowned Ground Sparrow Oriturus superciliosus (Emberizidae) Striped Sparrow Pipilo albicollis (Emberizidae) White-throated Towhee Pipilo ocai (Emberizidae) Collared Towhee Spizella wortheni (Emberizidae) Worthen's Sparrow Xenospiza baileyi (Emberizidae) Sierra Madre Sparrow Piranga erythrocephala (Incertae Sedis) Red-headed Tanager Passerina leclancherii (Cardinalidae) Orange-breasted Bunting Passerina rositae (Cardinalidae) Rose-bellied Bunting Rhodothraupis celaeno (Cardinalidae) Crimson-collared Grosbeak
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A Checklist of the Birds of Mexico
Edited by Steve N G Howell | Golden Gate Audubon Society | 1996 | Paperback | 37 pages, no illustrations |
ISBN: #69246Buy this book from NHBS.com
A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas
(Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador) | Ernest Preston Edwards & Edward Murrell Butler | University of Texas Press | 1998 | Paperback | 209 pages, 51 col plates, 1 map |
ISBN: 0292720912Buy this book from NHBS.com
By Roland H Wauer | Texas A & M University Press | 1999 | Paperback | 304 pages, 39 bw photos, 5 maps |
ISBN: 0890969183Buy this book from NHBS.com
(A Guide to Selected Sites) | By Jon Curson | Jon Curson | 1991 | 71 pages, 14 maps |
ISBN: #25235Buy this book from NHBS.com
Birds of Mexico and Central America
By Ber Van Perlo | Princeton University Press | 2006 | Paperback | 336 pages, 98 col plates' b/w illustrations, b/w distribution maps, colour maps |
ISBN: 0691120706Buy this book from NHBS.com
Birds of the US-Mexico Borderland
Edited By: J Ruth, T Brush & D Krueper | Cooper Ornithological Society | 2008 | Paperback | 165 pages, Figs, tabs |
ISBN: 9780943610849Buy this book from NHBS.com
Mexico Birds: An Introduction to Familiar Species
By James Kavanagh & Raymond Leung | Waterford Press | 2009 | Unbound | 12 pages, laminated fold-out pocket guide |
ISBN: 9781583554807Buy this book from NHBS.com
Raptors of Mexico and Central America
By William S Clark | Princeton University Press | 2008 | Hardback | 304 pages, 32 plates with colour illustrations; 213 colour photos, 3 b/w illustrations, 64 colour distribution maps |
ISBN: 9780691116495Buy this book from NHBS.com
Crested Caracara Caracara plancus
CIPAMEX - Sección Mexicana del Consejo Internacional para la Preservación de las aves
CIPAMEX (Sección Mexicana del Consejo Internacional para la Preservación de las aves, actualmente BirdLife) es una asociación civil, con fines no lucrativos. Esta asociación incluye a la mayoría de los ornitólogos así como un número grande de personas interesadas en la conservación de las aves de México.
CONABIO - Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad
Conabio's mission is to co-ordinate conservation and research efforts designed to preserve biological resources. Conabio promotes and develops scientifically-based activities whose aim is to explore, study, protect or find a sustainable use for biological resources…
Fundacion Ecologica de Guanajuato
The Fundacion Ecologica de Guanajuato A.C. is a non-governmental organization established in March 1988. It promotes and initiates projects, cooperative programs, and investigations, and provides information and education about the state`s biological resources. The Fundacion supports the concept of ecodevelopment and works to implement it. Our plan is to achieve sustainable developmentÑthe foundation of a new relationship between humankind and nature. We believe conserving biological diversity and achieving sustainable management of resources must involve local inhabitants, land owners, and both direct and indirect users of the ecosystems. Therefore, since the beginning we have worked alongside the ONG Desarrollo Rural de Guanajuato A.C. (Rural Development Agency); which provides social services to inhabitants of rural areas such as those encompassed by the Santa Rosa Forest of Guanajuato…
Important Mexican Bird Conservsation Areas
El programa de las AICAS surgió como una idea conjunta de la Sección Mexicana del Consejo Internacional para la preservación de las aves (CIPAMEX) y BirdLife International. Inició con apoyo de la Comisión para la Cooperación Ambiental de Norteamérica (CCA) con el propósito de crear una red regional de áreas importantes para la conservación de las aves…
Sociedad Audubon de México
Sociedad Audubon de México is based in San Miguel de Allende, a beautiful colonial town in the mountains of central Mexico. It is the only Audubon chapter in the country, and is conscious of its responsibility to represent and protect the natural world in Mexico. “The Sociedad Audubon de Mexico, as a bird focused organization, recognizes that a healthy environment is critical to the survival of birds and all other elements of nature, and we operate from this perspective.”
Abbreviations used in reserves sections
BR = Biosphere Reserve
BS = Bird Sanctuary
CA = Conservation Areas
EBA = Endemic Bird Area
IBA = Important Bird Area
MBS = Migratory Bird Sanctuary
MP = Marine Park
MWR = Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
NC = Nature Center
NF = National Forest
NP = National Park
NPR = National Preserve
NPr = Nature Preserve
NR = Nature Reserve
NS = Nature Sanctuary
NWA = National Wildlife Area
NWR = National Wildlife Refuge
PP = Provincial Park
SP = State Park
SWA = State Wildlife Area
SWMA = State Wildlife Management Area
WA = Wildlife Area
WBR = World Biosphere Reserve
WMA = Wildlife Management Area
WR = Wildlife Refuge
WS = Wildlife Sanctuary
WeS = Wetland Sanctuary
For national parks, biosphere reserves etc see the individual state pages.
Forums & Mailing Lists
Aves de Mexico
Birders forum, photos, observations, IDs & sites in Mexico…
Ornitologica de Mexico
To post to list: Ornitologica_de_Mexico@yahoogrupos.com.mx
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This is the electronic list of Birdlife International - Mexico the main Ornithological Association in our country. The list is in Spanish. Es la lista de discusión oficial de la Organización CIPAMEX/Birdlife-Méx. La cual agrupa a los Ornitólogos profesionales y aficionados de cualquier parte del mundo, interesados en las aves de México y sus hábitats, su conocimiento y los temas asociados a la conservación y aprovechamiento sustentable.
Guides & Tour Operators
Andean Birding is a birdwatching tour company providing top bird guides, customized itineraries and logistics for your visit to the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos in Ecuador, as well as Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Mexico. In addition, we conduct bird conservation and ornithological research…
Bird Mexico Travel
To develop the definitive online resource and marketing tools for promoting bird watching in Mexico as an important tourism and conservation activity…
This unique eco-tour is specially design for bird watchers. We will be able to visit the main protected areas in the Yucatan peninsula such as Sianka'an, Holbox, Coba, and El Eden, as well as Guatemala and Belize rainforest. Mexico has around 1,040 different bird species, just in the Yucatan peninsula there are 509 different species in 62 families, from which 12 are endemic, with 4 subspecies, 2 morphos and 14 hipotetical registers. Belize and Guatemala have also more than 550 species of birds…
We are well known for our custom tours with highly skilled leaders for small private groups. Some of our clients like to explore the seldom seen sites far from the usual tourist routes or combine, for example rarely visited sites with discovering the birds and other wildlife and natural history of the Mayan empire.
Co-op of private birding guides…
Open Air Expeditions
Choose either the Coastal Bird Walk or the Mountain Bird Hike. We suggest the Coastal Birds if this is your first time birding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We will drive you to a local estuary down a road paralleling the river. This is great habitat for Seedeaters, Buntings, Oriols, Kestrels and more. At the estuary, we will use a Spyingscope to scan the Shores and Mangroves for Egrets, Herons, Avocets and Sandpipers. Next we will drive 15 minutes to a fresh water lagoon to view Rails, Coots, Jacanas and Ducks…
From its inception, Travelian has operated under the belief that sustainable tourism can be beneficial to local communities, the environment, and our travelers as well. For this reason we run all our trips in a sustainable way, respecting both the culture and the environment; generating a richer and more authentic experience for our travellers…
CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.
2008 [01 January] - Michael Retter
…birds like Crested Guan, Azure-hooded Jay, and Collared Araçari are all undeniably tropical..
2009 [01 January] - Michael Retter - Northwest Mexico
…Dry coastal thorn forest gives way to moist pine-oak woodland as we ascend the Sierra Madre Occidental. It is here that we found one of the crown jewels of Mexican birds, the Tufted Jay, as well as a surprise observation of the near-mythical Eared Quetzal…
2013 [03 March] - Samuel Hansson
...Slaty-breasted Tinamou, Clark's Grebe, Red-billed Tropicbird, Boat-billed Heron, Pinnated Bittern, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Great Curassow, Highland Guan, White-bellied Chachalaca, Sungrebe, Spotted Rail, Tuxtla Quail-Dove, Pheasant Cuckoo (sedd av Tau!), Fulvous Owl, White-naped Swift, Slender Sheartail, Oaxaca, Bumblebee och Wine-throated Hummingbirds, Resplendent Quetzal, Blue-throated Motmot, Wagler's Toucanet, Tawny-throated Leaftosser, Belted Flycatcher...
2013 [03 March] - Steve Bird & Gina Nichol
…If you want a mix of North American West coast warblers, alongside many Central American birds in their most Northern range, and then add lots of Endemics and specialities then Mexico has it all…
2014 [03 March] - Pete Morris - Western Mexico
With just the odd tweak here and there, our well-established Western Mexico tour has, over the years, become a very efficient clean-up of the many regional specialities that this part of Mexico has to offer. This year, we once again recorded well over 400 species of birds (exact total taxonomy dependant), and again we found a very high proportion of the special birds (or diamond birds) which is, of course, the main focus of the tour….
2015 [06 June] - Michael Carmody - Northwest Mexico
...I found a noisy family of EARED QUETZALs around the waterfall viewing area at Cascada Cusarare, which is about 20 km southwest of Creel by paved highway, each of the three times I was there: 3pm, 7 pm, and 9 am. There is a lovely rustic ranch-style motel, near the highway, but out of sight, which is only officially open from mid June into Nov.
2015 [06 June] - Nathan Pieplow, Andrew Spencer & Carlos Sanchez - Western Mexico
...Not many people visit this part of Mexico at this time of year, but more people should. There was little tourist activity but tons of bird activity. The rainy season in this region hadn’t started in earnest, especially up north (we only got rained on once, down south in Colima), but the breeding season was well underway, making it easy to find many sought-after specialties like Flammulated Flycatcher (which we found at 3 sites), Red-breasted Chat (at 4 sites), Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo (2 sites), Gray-collared Becard (3 sites), etcetera. It was hot at lower elevations, but not excessively so, and at higher elevations temperatures were perfect.
2015 [12 December] - Mexican Pelagic
...Our ‘world-first’ pelagic expedition into the Pacific Ocean is currently in progress. Courtesy of our friends at The Searcher, our specially chartered vessel, we are able to post a short daily summary here. Our first main target, Ainley’s Storm-Petrel has been seen around Guadeloupe Island very well indeed...
2016 [03 March] - Amy McAndrews - El Triunfo
The fabulous, almost mythical Horned Guan was the obvious Bird of the Trip of our delightful 10 day walk through the Biosphere Reserve of El Triunfo which is situated in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, in the extreme south of Mexico. We obtained multiple close up sightings of this truly magnificent creature, as it showed off its exceptional red horn and staring white eyes.
2016 [03 March] - Brian Gibbons - El Triunfo
From the arid lower reaches of Sumidero Canyon to the moss-draped realm of the Horned Guan in the cloud forest, this year’s El Triunfo tour scored great birds, scenery, and adventure in Chiapas.
2016 [03 March] - John Hornbuckle - West Mexico
This is the report of a successful trip to Mexico by Richard Fairbank, Brian Foster, Rod Martins and Jon Hornbuckle, guided and driven by Eric Antonio Martinez for the best part of three weeks.
2016 [04 April] - Thomas Kuppel - Puerto Escondido
...and short visits to Oaxaca de Juárez and Puebla
2017 [03 March] - Mark Van Biers - Southern Mexico
The cracking Bumblebee Hummingbird, the magnificent Fulvous Owl, the exquisite Orange-breasted and Rose-bellied Buntings, the rare Golden-cheeked and the exquisite Red Warblers and the unique Ocellated Thrasher were also very much appreciated. Other interesting species that showed well included Singing Quail, Pink-footed, Townsend’s and Galapagos Shearwaters, Clark’s Grebe, Boat-billed Heron, Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies, White-breasted Hawk, Pomarine Jaeger, Pheasant Cuckoo, Pacific Screech Owl, Mountain Pygmy Owl, Oaxaca and Garnet-throated Hummingbirds, Citreoline Trogon....
2017 [04 April] - Nick Athanas - Oaxaca & Isthmus
...Orange-breasted and Rose-bellied Buntings, amazing wrens like Boucard’s and Giant, record numbers of Dwarf Jays, a fearsome Fulvous Owl that first seemed like it wasn’t going to come in and then suddenly did, numerous eye-popping orioles, superb sparrows including Bridled and Cinnamon-tailed, a completely unexpected Ocellated Quail, and the warblers, oh yes, the warblers!
2017 [12 December] - David MacKay
...a pretty magical spot where Blue Mockingbirds bathe in the fountain by lunch, common birds include such 5 - star ( in the glitz realm ) species as Black - throated Magpie Jay , Elegant Trogon, and Squirrel Cuckoo ...
2018 [02 February] - Dave Smallshire
This tour combined three focal points in Mexico: the world-famous overwintering Monarchs in Michoacán state, followed by boat trips to look for Humpback Whales and finally a wide range of birds along the central Pacific coast. We began just outside Mexico City with a visit to the ancient site of Teotihuacán, where two huge pyramids dominate the landscape and a nice variety of birds welcomed us to Mexico.
Aves de Mexico
Birders forum, photos, observations, IDs & sites in Mexico…
Photographers & Artists
Aves de Mexico - Adrian Braidotti
Fotografias de Aves - Bird Photographs from Mexico