Saturday, 26 March 2011

Not Many left now.........

Masked Tityra: seen several times

Melodious Blackbird: Common and very vocal

Tropical Kingbird: Common everywhere

Red-Billed Pigeon

Wood Thrush: Very skulky, just one seen

Golden-Fronted Woodpecker

White-Fronted Parrot: Common and very noisy....

More from Mexico

Bronzed Cowbird: pair and a single male seen

Blue Grosbeak: Couple of individuals seen

Yellow Breasted Chat: one seen, very skulky large warbler

Plain Chachalaca: quite large game bird living in tops of trees!

Some favourites

Rufous-Browed Peppershrike: fairly common often seen in pairs.

This Squirrel cuckoo was one of three seen in and around the golf course.

One species i did want to find was Turquoise-browed Motmot and did on my first full day in Mexico just outside the Hotel main gate in some dudes back garden, thinking this was easy to find i didn't see another until my last day of ten night trip, what a superb bird known to locals as the clock bird for its pendulum like twitching of its tail.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Water Birds

Blue-Winged Teal: common on the golf course pools

Green Heron

Least Grebe

Great Egret

This Royal Tern was fishing just off the beach

More from Mexico

Brown Jay: common seen in small flocks

Green Jay: Very smart birds, also seen in small groups

Yucatan Jay: fairly common seen in flocks of upto 20 birds, adults have black bills and lacks the yellow eyering

Violaceous Trogon: most trogon species often hard to see dispite there size

Black-Headed Trogon

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Took me five days of searching until i came across my first bird (buff bellied) then on the penultimate day saw three birds, and having trouble identifying one if anyone has any knowledge.

Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

Unidentified ??

Cinnamon Hummingbird


Difficult to ID the larger flycatchers as many are only distinguished by song, but im assuming this is one of the commoner species as it was seen in the main street.

Dusky-Capped Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher: like a small version of Kiskadee often seen in small flocks hence the name.

Great Kiskadee


It seems every country Ive travelled to i have managed to see Osprey and Peregrine at that was the case in Mexico, along with Roadside Hawk, Grey Hawk, Common Black Hawk and Turkey and Black vulture's.


Turkey Vulture

Grey Hawk

Grey Hawk juv (i think)

Saw at least half a dozen Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl's sometimes Catbird and Mockingbird giving them away.