Mexico - 21st May - 7th June 2018

Published by Sandra Harding (sandraharding234 AT gmail.com)

Participants: Sandra Harding, Ron Dowling, Eric Antonio Martinez

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David Milton, my partner, organised this trip for his 60th birthday year. As it turned out he died before our trip and I went with a long time birding friend, Ron Dowling. It was a great trip and David would have enjoyed it immensely. The areas we birded were Chiapas and Oaxaca in southern Mexico. This area provided Lesser Ground-cuckoo, Wagler’s Toucanet and Mexican Antthrush while also having many other new species. Ron and Eric enabled me to continue with the trip as planned giving me much needed support.
Tour Organiser: Mexico-Birding Tours - http://mexico-birding.com/
Bird Guide: Eric Antonio Martinez, email: mirmidons_1987@yahoo.com

Introduction

Our flight left Brisbane on 19 May, changing planes in Los Angeles then to Mexico City and taking a domestic flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez. I changed $US400 to pesos (exchange rate 15.84) at the airport. It was good to hop in a taxi after the long flights, arriving on 20 May at the SureStay Hotel by Best Western at Palmareca in Tuxtla a Gutierrez. The next day we walked to some gardens and started getting over the jet lag. We birded the grounds of the hotel and I had a swim in the pool. There were heavy but brief afternoon showers. It was hot and humid in the middle of the day.

Tuxtla Gutierrez 21 to 26 May

On our first day of the trip we had coffee and banana and apple for breakfast. Arriving at El Sumidero early we found the Belted Flycatcher and Lesser Roadrunner. Lunch was tortillas, beans, chicken and rice and this was a good standard meal. The toll road to Comitan was the direction to Tenam Puente archaeological site for the Slender Sheertail.

Still catching up on the jet lag I slept a bit in the car on the way to Lagunas de Montebello National Park. It rained while we drove but fined up. Birds were a bit slow in pine forest but we had magnificent views of Resplendent Quetzal at 1600 m, male has long tail feathers longer than those in Costa Rica.

We went to the archaeological site (Z. A. Chincultik) and saw lots of Azure crowned hummingbirds. Corn chips with salsa sauce are provided with your meal. I had a cold shower at the hotel, probably got the taps around the wrong way. Mexico has the most speed bumps in the world and at times we were lucky to get to 20 Km/hr. Enchilada Veracruzanas is a really nice meal.
For breakfast we would go to the Oxxo shop and as I had tea bags I just needed to get hot water. Some mornings I had muesli in my room before leaving at 6am.

Taking the road to San Cristobal we went to the reserve Huitepec to see Pink-headed warbler. Owling at Zontehuitz was successful with 2 owls – Bearded Screech Owl and Unspotted Saw-whet Owl. It was cold about 12degs C and we got to bed about 12 pm and up at 5 am. Only 9degs C in the morning. Lots of nice hummingbirds in the oak scrub but it is disappearing with people cutting firewood. We drove though a butterfly migration along the highway, many millions in air and dead on road.

Meals were about 100 to 130 pesos with coffee. Tortillos are sometimes fried (tostata) or cooked in the oven. Avocado is used a lot in salads.

In Tuxtla we stayed at the Madrid hotel. A trip to the Biosphere Reserve Lel Ocote was successful with a brief view of a Singing Quail. We saw Long-tailed Sabrewing and Nava’s Wren in a limestone boulders habitat. I found the Brushfinches were generally elusive.

It was unusually cool in morning in Mapastepec where we stayed and I slept well which helped me get onto the birds. I could use the hotel’s Wi-Fi to check email. Butterflies were coming out on the warm roads, we lunched at San Carlos. We travelled to Triunfo in the warm lowlands, saw a Pinnated Bittern in an almost dried up swamp. Eric’s car was good for listening to music such as ‘all along the watch tower’. We went to Tehuantepec where there is still damage to the buildings from the earthquake, to visit Lake Superior coastal lagoon for waders and gulls. Saw Least Tern and Black Skimmer. I got bitten on my legs by small blood sucking flies.

Huatulco 27-29 May

The La Venta road and irrigation channels area were very productive. As well as the buntings we saw the Lesser-ground Cuckoo. It was hot and dry, about 37degs C. Birding was done from the air-conditioned car and we had mangos for morning tea. We had a great view of a Gila Monster, an unusual type of lizard (Mexican beared lizard) and several other lizards and iguanas. A Mangrove Cuckoo was a surprise and we saw the Citreoline Trogon in a beautiful limestone creek and gorge. The area was good for rabbits and squirrels. While there were more windmills than you can imagine, it was not windy for us.

We were very happy to find Double-striped Thick-knee just as we about to give up in thorn deciduous scrub, a new bird for Ron. In Huatulco we stayed at the Hotel Mision de las Icros. Cruise ships visit the town and there are lots of hotels and souvenir shops. A few Lilac-crowned Parrots roost near the town and are visible as they fly in the early morning and this was our first priority. I enjoyed birding the thorn deciduous scrub in the national park, lots of nice tropical smells and frangipani type flowers and the white morpho butterfly. We saw Collared Forest Falcon, a white-tailed deer and red-bellied squirrels.

We had an early evening visit to a new private reserve and was shown roosting Northern Potoo and Pacific Screech owl. During the hot part of the day we stayed in our hotel, spending time in the late afternoon at a golf course looking at some waterbirds. The sunrise was picturesque on the pelagic trip where we got two new storm petrels (Wedge-rumped and Black) as well as pacific spotted dolphin and Risso’s dolphin. We stopped to go snorkelling then had lunch at Playa Maguey before returning.

San Jose and Oaxaca 30 May – 2 June

We were now birding in the higher montane forests, looked for the Brown-backed Solitaire for quite a while until we found it on a nest on the side of the road. At 1500m we had lunch at La Pasionara where coffee is grown under trees (shade grown). As well as home grown coffee we had an infusion of hibiscus drink. The male Red-headed Tanager is striking and a Wagler’s Toucanet came in.

The hotel in San Jose was in a beautiful setting with lots of flowers. It was cold but we each had a fire lit in our rooms. There was view of mist over the mountains, only about 16degs C. We noticed the altitude (2400 m) making it hard to walk up hill. Good birds included White-throated Jay, Collared Towhee and Red Warbler. Ron was finding the roads windy (but good) and feeling a bit car sick.

We visited the pay toilets (5 pesos) coin in slot at a service station and arrived in Oaxaca, booked into Hotel Mision de los Angeles for 3 nights. Eric had to go to doctors with a sore throat. For me the food was mainly gluten free and I had no tummy issues but did get leg cramps from not drinking enough water. We made use of the coffee percolators in our rooms in some hotels to have coffee for breakfast. We birded Mont Alban at 5 pm and saw cotton tail rabbits.

Birding was pleasant on the dirt roads to Teotitlan village, oldest founded 7000BC, we tried for species at different elevations up to 2000m (pine forest). Lunch was Zapotec Taco tortilla with Oaxaca cheese and dried grasshoppers and we saw the famous weaving on the walls of the restaurant.

In this area we could start at 6 am as it was daylight at 6:30, (dark 7:30 pm). We did night birding in Benito Juarez NP but there were no owls even though they were calling. We got Long-tailed Wood-partridge, Dwarf Jay and Mountain Pygmy Owl in the white pine forest during the day. It was cold in the mountains at 3100 m. The entrance to the national park is at 2400 m. On Saturday morning there were lots of road bike riders.

The visit to the Yagul archaeological site was successful giving us the Beautiful hummingbird. We stopped at Colibri restaurant for breakfast/lunch and had mushrooms and corn fungus and cheese with salad. This is a very Mexican dish.

Valle National 3 June – 5 June

Eric picked us up at 6 am, he had stayed at home in his village. We stopped to bird along the road near Ixtlan where we saw Rusty-crowned Ground Sparrow. It is safe to leave your bag in the car while birding near the car. We also got good views of Common Black Hawk on road 175 N. It was pretty quiet in the rainforest, tried to call out the antthrush, and it rained in the evening. We had a good view of a White-nosed coati during the journey to Valle National. The next day birding was delayed until 7 am after the rain stopped. The Sumichrast’s Wren took a bit of searching and I was very impressed with the Tody Motmot. We found a new fruit in the shops – Mamey, looks a bit like a big oval shaped potato.
We had good views of a Little Tinamou in Cerro Marin birding area and at night the Crested Owl was a great bird to catch up on. Dave and I missed it in Peru so it brought back memories. We were the only customers at our restaurant in town where we would order jugs of juice and café Americano which is coffee on water with milk separate. Wi-Fi was intermittent at the hotel.

Initially we had no luck with the Black-crested Coquette but we had great views of Crested Guan feeding in the trees. Our lunch spot was not open so we went up to top to get the Bumblebee hummingbird then came back to a café at 1 pm. I was hanging out for lunch as I only had fruit and two muesli bars and coffee for breakfast. We had great views of Blue-crowned Chlorophonia
After a big night-time storm, we unsuccessfully looked for White-bellied Wren which I had missed. The birds were generally quiet and we went back for breakfast at 10:30 am. The elections in Oaxaca caused blockages on roads but we got to the hotel in Oaxaca at 4:30 pm after continuous driving from Valle National. I was lucky to see a White-faced Quail-dove in flight as we were driving.

Oaxaca 7 June

Eric picked us up at 9:30 am to go to the airport, and it took over an hour due to road closures associated with the elections. We ended up accessing the airport from the military airport and being bussed across. We flew from Oaxaca to Mexico City on Volaris and paid the 5 EUR per person as we did not have a printed boarding pass. The trip home from Mexico City was via Los Angeles to arrive in Brisbane at 6 am on 9 June

A good time to come back to Mexico is Feb/March for warblers and to get the Yucatan birds, definitely something to plan for and to enjoy time birding with Eric.

Butterflies included: Grey Cracker, 88’s, Crimson Patch. Guatemalan Parch, 4 spotted Sailor, Morpho (blue and white) and Malachite

Bird species list total 382 species with 151 new.

Species Lists

Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui
Black-bellied Whistling Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula
West Mexican Chachalaca Ortalis poliocephala
White-bellied Chachalaca Ortalis leucogastra
Crested Guan Penelope purpurascens
Highland Guan Penelopina nigra
Long-tailed Wood Partridge Dendrortyx macroura
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
Singing Quail Dactylortyx thoracicus
Wedge-rumped Storm Petrel Oceanodroma tethys
Black Storm Petrel Oceanodroma melania
Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica
Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
American White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
Bare-throated Tiger Heron Tigrisoma mexicanum
Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius
Pinnated Bittern Botaurus pinnatus
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus
Crane Hawk Geranospiza caerulescens
Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
Roadside Hawk Rupornis magnirostris
White Hawk Pseudastur albicollis
Grey Hawk Buteo plagiatus
Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
American Coot Fulica americana
Limpkin Aramus guarauna
Double-striped Thick-knee Burhinus bistriatus
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus
Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Willet Tringa semipalmata
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
Least Tern Sternula antillarum
Rock Dove Columba livia
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis
Red-billed Pigeon Patagioenas flavirostris
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Inca Dove Columbina inca
Common Ground Dove Columbina passerina
Ruddy Ground Dove Columbina talpacoti
Blue Ground Dove Claravis pretiosa
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
White-faced Quail-Dove Zentrygon albifacies
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
Lesser Ground Cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus
Lesser Roadrunner Geococcyx velox
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
Pacific Screech Owl Megascops cooperi
Bearded Screech Owl Megascops barbarus
Mottled Owl Strix virgata
Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata
Mountain Pygmy Owl Glaucidium gnoma
Colima Pygmy Owl Glaucidium palmarum
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Glaucidium brasilianum
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl Aegolius ridgwayi
Northern Potoo Nyctibius jamaicensis
Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
Long-billed Hermit Phaethornis longirostris
Mexican Hermit Phaethornis mexicanus
Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis
Curve-winged Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis
Long-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus excellens
Green-breasted Mango Anthracothorax prevostii
Black-crested Coquette Lophornis helenae
Canivet's Emerald Chlorostilbon canivetii
Oaxaca Hummingbird Eupherusa cyanophrys
Dusky Hummingbird Cynanthus sordidus
Doubleday's Hummingbird Cynanthus doubledayi
Cinnamon Hummingbird Amazilia rutila
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
White-bellied Emerald Amazilia candida
Azure-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala
Green-fronted Hummingbird Amazilia viridifrons
Cinnamon-sided Hummingbird Amazilia wagneri
Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia beryllina
Blue-throated Mountaingem Lampornis clemenciae
Amethyst-throated Mountaingem Lampornis amethystinus
Green-throated Mountaingem Lampornis viridipallens
White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis
Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami
Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris
Slender Sheartail Doricha enicura
Beautiful Sheartail Calothorax pulcher
Bumblebee Hummingbird Atthis heloisa
Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno
Citreoline Trogon Trogon citreolus
Gartered Trogon Trogon caligatus
Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus
Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona
Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
Tody Motmot Hylomanes momotula
Blue-throated Motmot Aspatha gularis
Russet-crowned Motmot Momotus mexicanus
Lesson's Motmot Momotus lessonii
Turquoise-browed Motmot Eumomota superciliosa
Wagler's Toucanet Aulacorhynchus wagleri
Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Collared Aracari Pteroglossus torquatus
Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus
Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes chrysogenys
Grey-breasted Woodpecker Melanerpes hypopolius
Velasquez's Woodpecker Melanerpes santacruzi
Ladder-backed Woodpecker Dryobates scalaris
Hairy Woodpecker Leuconotopicus villosus
Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus
Grey-crowned Woodpecker Colaptes auricularis
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis
Northern Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
Barred Forest Falcon Micrastur ruficollis
Collared Forest Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus
Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis
White-fronted Amazon Amazona albifrons
Lilac-crowned Amazon Amazona finschi
Red-lored Amazon Amazona autumnalis
Yellow-naped Amazon Amazona auropalliata
Olive-throated Parakeet Eupsittula nana
Orange-fronted Parakeet Eupsittula canicularis
Green Parakeet Psittacara holochlorus
Pacific Parakeet Psittacara strenuus
Rufous-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis erythrothorax
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Automolus rubiginosus
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus flavigaster
Spotted Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
White-striped Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes leucogaster
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis
Great Antshrike Taraba major
Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus
Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis
Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata
Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
Mountain Elaenia Elaenia frantzii
Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet Ornithion semiflavum
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe
Northern Bentbill Oncostoma cinereigulare
Slaty-headed Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus sylvia
Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
Yellow-olive Flatbill Tolmomyias sulphurescens
Belted Flycatcher Xenotriccus callizonus
Pileated Flycatcher Xenotriccus mexicanus
Northern Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
Western Wood Pewee Contopus sordidulus
Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus
White-throated Flycatcher Empidonax albigularis
American Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
Pine Flycatcher Empidonax affinis
Cordilleran Flycatcher Empidonax occidentalis
Yellowish Flycatcher Empidonax flavescens
Scarlet Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris
Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans
Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
Nutting's Flycatcher Myiarchus nuttingi
Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
Flammulated Flycatcher Deltarhynchus flammulatus
Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus
Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis
Red-capped Manakin Ceratopipra mentalis
Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata
Rose-throated Becard Pachyramphus aglaiae
Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis
Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys
Green Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius pulchellus
Slaty Vireo Vireo brevipennis
Dwarf Vireo Vireo nelsoni
Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus
Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
Golden Vireo Vireo hypochryseus
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
Lesser Greenlet Hylophilus decurtatus
Azure-hooded Jay Cyanolyca cucullata
Black-throated Jay Cyanolyca pumilo
Dwarf Jay Cyanolyca nanus
White-throated Jay Cyanolyca mirabilis
Green Jay Cyanocorax luxuosus
Brown Jay Psilorhinus morio
White-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta formosa
Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
Unicolored Jay Aphelocoma unicolor
Woodhouse's Scrub Jay Aphelocoma woodhouseii
Northern Raven Corvus corax
Grey Silky-Flycatcher Ptiliogonys cinereus
Bridled Titmouse Baeolophus wollweberi
Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
American Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
American Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
Band-backed Wren Campylorhynchus zonatus
Grey-barred Wren Campylorhynchus megalopterus
Giant Wren Campylorhynchus chiapensis
Sclater's Wren Campylorhynchus humilis
Rufous-backed Wren Campylorhynchus capistratus
Boucard's Wren Campylorhynchus jocosus
Sumichrast's Wren Hylorchilus sumichrasti
Nava's Wren Hylorchilus navai
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
Happy Wren Pheugopedius felix
Spot-breasted Wren Pheugopedius maculipectus
Banded Wren Thryophilus pleurostictus
Cabanis's Wren Cantorchilus modestus
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Rufous-browed Wren Troglodytes rufociliatus
White-breasted Wood Wren Henicorhina leucosticta
Grey-breasted Wood Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
White-lored Gnatcatcher Polioptila albiloris
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus
Ocellated Thrasher Toxostoma ocellatum
Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
Blue Mockingbird Melanotis caerulescens
Blue-and-white Mockingbird Melanotis hypoleucus
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
Brown-backed Solitaire Myadestes occidentalis
Slate-colored Solitaire Myadestes unicolor
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus aurantiirostris
Russet Nightingale-Thrush Catharus occidentalis
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush Catharus mexicanus
Black Thrush Turdus infuscatus
Mountain Thrush Turdus plebejus
Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi
White-throated Thrush Turdus assimilis
Rufous-backed Thrush Turdus rufopalliatus
Rufous-collared Thrush Turdus rufitorques
American Robin Turdus migratorius
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
Scrub Euphonia Euphonia affinis
Yellow-throated Euphonia Euphonia hirundinacea
Elegant Euphonia Euphonia elegantissima
Blue-crowned Chlorophonia Chlorophonia occipitalis
Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa
Grey-crowned Yellowthroat Geothlypis poliocephala
Mourning Warbler Geothlypis philadelphia
Hooded Yellowthroat Geothlypis nelsoni
Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca
Grace's Warbler Setophaga graciae
Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
Fan-tailed Warbler Basileuterus lachrymosus
Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli
Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus
Red Warbler Cardellina rubra
Pink-headed Warbler Cardellina versicolor
Slate-throated Whitestart Myioborus miniatus
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
Yellow-billed Cacique Amblycercus holosericeus
Mexican Cacique Cassiculus melanicterus
Chestnut-headed Oropendola Psarocolius wagleri
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma
Yellow-backed Oriole Icterus chrysater
Audubon's Oriole Icterus graduacauda
Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
Streak-backed Oriole Icterus pustulatus
Spot-breasted Oriole Icterus pectoralis
Bar-winged Oriole Icterus maculialatus
Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus prosthemelas
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
Melodious Blackbird Dives dives
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
Yellow-eyed Junco Junco phaeonotus
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Stripe-headed Sparrow Peucaea ruficauda
Bridled Sparrow Peucaea mystacalis
Botteri's Sparrow Peucaea botterii
Rusty Sparrow Aimophila rufescens
Oaxaca Sparrow Aimophila notosticta
Collared Towhee Pipilo ocai
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
White-throated Towhee Melozone albicollis
Rusty-crowned Ground Sparrow Melozone kieneri
Prevost's Ground Sparrow Melozone biarcuata
White-eared Ground Sparrow Melozone leucotis
Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch Arremon brunneinucha
Rufous-capped Brushfinch Atlapetes pileatus
White-naped Brushfinch Atlapetes albinucha
Common Bush Tanager Chlorospingus flavopectus
Crimson-collared Tanager Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
Blue-grey Tanager Thraupis episcopus
Yellow-winged Tanager Thraupis abbas
Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer Diglossa baritula
Black-headed Saltator Saltator atriceps
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
Greyish Saltator Saltator coerulescens
Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater Sporophila minuta
Thick-billed Seed Finch Oryzoborus funereus
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivaceus
Flame-colored Tanager Piranga bidentata
Hepatic Tanager Piranga hepatica
White-winged Tanager Piranga leucoptera
Red-headed Tanager Piranga erythrocephala
Red-throated Ant Tanager Habia fuscicauda
Yellow Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysopeplus
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
Red-breasted Chat Granatellus venustus
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Black-faced Grosbeak Caryothraustes poliogaster
Cabanis's Seedeater Amaurospiza concolor
Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides
Blue Bunting Cyanocompsa parellina
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
Rose-bellied Bunting Passerina rositae
Orange-breasted Bunting Passerina leclancherii