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July 1999

by Michael Delesantro

In early July my wife and I traveled from South Texas to Xilitla, and back, by way of El Naranjo.  We visited the lowland, oak, and cloud forests around Naranjo, then went to Aquismon and Xilitla for cloudforest remnants.  We also visited the pine forests west of Xilitla in Queretaro.  Rain hampered our birding and we spent more time in the car than we would like, but we managed to put together this list.  I thought it was especially nice to see the toucanet and four trogons in one day! (Great looks, too!)

Thicket Tinamou
Least Grebe
Neotropic cormorant
Bare-throated Tiger-heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Black-bellied Whistling-duck
Muscovy Duck
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Plumbeous Kite
Harris' Hawk
Grey Hawk
Roadside Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
White-tailed hawk
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Bat Falcon
Plain Chachalaca
Crested Guan
Northern Bobwhite
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
Laughing Gull
Rock Dove
Red-billed Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-dove
Blue Ground-dove
White-tipped Dove
Green Parakeet
White-crowned Parrot
Red-crowned Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
Yellow-headed Parrot
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Squirrel Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner
Groove-billed Ani
Ferruginous Pygmy-owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
White-collared Swift
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing
Canivet's Emerald
White-eared Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Violaceous Trogon
Mountain Trogon
Elegant Trogon
Collared Trogon
Ringed Kingfisher
Amazon Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Blue-crowned Motmot
Emerald Toucanet
Acorn Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Bronze-winged Woodpecker
Pale-billed Woodpecker
"possible" Ruddy Foliage-gleaner
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper
Barred Antshrike
Tufted Flycatcher
Greater Pewee
Black Phoebr
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Couch's Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Rose-throated Becard
Masked Tityra
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Green Jay
Brown Jay
Grey-breasted Jay
Tamaulipas Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Raven
Tufted Titmouse
Canyon Wren
Spot-breasted Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Brown-backed Solitaire
Clay-colored Robin
White-throated Robin
Blue Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Long-billed Thrasher
Grey Silky
Loggerhead Shrike
European Starling
Brown-capped Vireo
Yellow-green Vireo
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Tropical parula
Crescent-chested Warbler
Painted Redstart
Fan-tailed Warbler
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat
Golden-crowned Warbler
Scrub Euphonia
Yellow-throated Euphonia
Yellow-winged Tanager
Red-crowned Ant-tanager
Red-throated Ant-tanager
Hepatic Tanager
Flame-colored Tanager
White-winged Tanager
Black-headed Saltator
Grayish Saltator
Northern Cardinal
Blue Bunting
Blue Grosbeak
Varied Bunting
Olive Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Blue-black Grassquit
White-collared Seedeater
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Rusty Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Yellow-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Melodious Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Audubon's Oriole
Altamira Oriole
Montezuma Oropendula
House Finch
Black-headed Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
Hooded Grosbeak
House Sparrow

Michael Delesantro