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Yucatan January 2017 - Birds, Bikes, and Fish (1 Viewer)


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Summary and Species List

In total I saw 197 species, 16 of which were lifers (all Yucatan endemics/near-endemics or Caribbean specialties) + 17 if counting Cozumel/House Wren. I missed two Yucatan endemics, Yucatan Nightjar (not too surprising) and Orange Oriole (of all the ones to miss, that one??). Ocellated Turkey was the biggest surprise, the one I was certain I would miss, but given my brief view I will be on a mission to see it better in the future. Yucatan Poorwill was heard-only, but I count those in many cases. Gray-throated Chat was my favorite, smashing views of a bird I figured I would likely miss. Of the wintering migrants, Swainson's Warbler was the best find, a bird I've only seen well one other time.

Trip List, lifers in bold:

Thicket Tinamou
Pied-billed Grebe
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
Magnificent Frigatebird
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
White Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Wood Stork
American Flamingo
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
Common Black Hawk
Roadside Hawk
White-tailed Hawk
Crested Caracara
Laughing Falcon
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Plain Chachalaca
Great Curassow
Ocellated Turkey
Yucatan Bobwhite
Ruddy Crake
Common Gallinule
Black-bellied Plover
Snowy Plover
Wilson's Plover
Semipalmated Plover
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Kelp Gull
Herring Gull
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Skimmer
Feral Pigeon
Red-billed Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Zenaida Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Ruddy Ground-Dove
Blue Ground-Dove
White-tipped Dove
Caribbean Dove
Olive-throated Parakeet
White-fronted Parrot
Yucatan Parrot
Squirrel Cuckoo
Groove-billed Ani
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Mottled Owl
Yucatan Poorwill
Vaux's Swift
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing
Green-breasted Mango
Cozumel Emerald
White-bellied Emerald
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Mexican Sheartail
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Collared Aracari
Keel-billed Toucan
Yucatan Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Golden-olive Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Pale-billed Woodpecker
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper
Olivaceous Woodcreeper
Northern Barred Woodcreeper
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper
Barred Antshrike
Black-faced Antthrush
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
Caribbean Elaenia
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Northern Bentbill
Slaty-headed Tody-Flycatcher
Eye-ringed Flatbill
Yellow-olive Flycatcher
Stub-tailed Spadebill
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
Tropical Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Bright-rumped Attilla
Yucatan Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Couch's Kingbird
Masked Tityra
Mangrove Swallow
Green Jay
Brown Jay
Yucatan Jay
Yucatan Wren
Spot-breasted Wren
Carolina Wren
White-bellied Wren
Cozumel (House) Wren
Long-billed Gnatwren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
Clay-colored Thrush
Gray Catbird
Black Catbird
Tropical Mockingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Mangrove Vireo
Cozumel Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yucatan Vireo
Lesser Greenlet
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Swainson's Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Grey-throated Chat
Scrub Euphonia
Yellow-throated Euphonia
Yellow-winged Tanager
Red-throated Ant-Tanager
Rose-throated Tanager
Summer Tanager
Black-headed Saltator
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Green-backed Sparrow
Blue-black Grassquit
White-collared Seedeater
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Red-winged Blackbird
Melodious Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Hooded Oriole
Yellow-backed Oriole
Altamira Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Yellow-billed Cacique

Larry Sweetland

Formerly 'Larry Wheatland'
Great stuff. Wow, that's an impressive number of specialities on your trip list that you'd already seen before the trip! Hope to bump into you again somewhere :t:


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Great stuff. Wow, that's an impressive number of specialities on your trip list that you'd already seen before the trip! Hope to bump into you again somewhere :t:


Well this was my 8th trip to Mexico, plus I'd gotten a couple of the Yucatan endemics in Belize and have been to Costa Rica several times. But more trips to Mexico are in my future, Oaxaca is high on my must-do list!


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We haven't been to the Yucatan for too long now so thanks for stirring up some memories!


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