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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, April 2010 (1 Viewer)

napamatt

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Not a traditional birding destination, indeed the birding was simply a bonus on this relaxing long weekend. I had hoped to be given permission to spend a morning at the estuary in San Jose del Cabo to hunt down Belding's Yellowthroat. Said permission didn't materialize, but the birding at my hotel was much better than expected thanks to a relatively small piece of intact desert habitat on the property.

We stayed at the very ritzy Esperanza resort.

Beach and ocean

Magnificent Frigatebird
Western Gull
Semipalmated Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler (L)
Brown Pelican
Tern - sp.

Hotel Grounds

House Sparrow
Gila Woodpecker (L)
White-winged Dove
Xantus's Hummingbird (L)
Common Raven
Cactus Wren
Hooded Oriole - so many!!

The real treat was the undisturbed area, with a couple of nature walks.

Lark Sparrow
Grey Thrasher (L)
Scott's Oriole (L)
Gilded Flicker (L)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Verdin (L)
Phainopepla (L)
Northern Cardinal
Pyrrhuloxia (L)
California Quail
Common Ground-dove
Yellow Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher (L)

Definitely a good spot if you haven't got many of the desert species as I hadn't.
 
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