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March 1999

by Michael Delesantro

We recently returned from a three-day look at the birds and butterflies of the El Cielo region.  Butterfly lists have been posted to TX-BUTTERFLY by Dr. Kyle Reidland.  Here is our trip list for birds of this region:

Thicket Timanou
Least Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Wood Stork
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Muscovy Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Hook-billed Kite
Common Black Hawk
Harris' Hawk
Grey Hawk
Roadside Hawk
White-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Northern Harrier
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Bat Falcon
Plain Chachalaca
Northern Bobwhite
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Rock Dove
Red-billed Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-dove
Ruddy Ground-dove
White-tipped Dove
Military Macaw
Green Parakeet
Red-crowned Parrot
Red-lored Parrot
White-crowned Parrot
Yellow-headed Parrot
Squirrel Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner
Groove-billed Ani
Ferruginous Pgymy-Owl
Chimney Swift
Vaux's Swift
Canivet's Emerald
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing
Green-breasted Mango
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Elegant Trogon
Blue-crowned Motmot
Amazon Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Acorn Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Bronze-winged Woodpecker
Olivaceous Woodcreeper
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper
Barred Antshrike
Rose-throated Becard
Masked Tityra
Eatsern Phoebe
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Greater Pewee
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Couchs' Kingbird
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
Empidonax species
Barn Swallow
Green Jay
Brown Jay
Tamaulipas Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Black-crested Titmouse
Spot-breasted Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
Brown-backed Solitaire
Hermit hrush
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Clay-colored Thrush
White-throated Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Loggerhead Shrike
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
European Starling
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Black and white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Tropical Parula
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Wilson's Warbler
Golden-crowned warbler
Scrub Euphonia
Yellow-throated Euphonia
Yellow-winged Tanager
Summer Tanager
Flame-colored Tanager
White-winged Tanager
Black-headed Saltator
Crimson-collared Grosbeak
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Yellow-faced Grassquit
White-collared Seedeater
Lesser Goldfinch
Olive Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Melodious Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Audubon's Oriole
Altamira Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Hooded Oriole
House Sparrow

Michael Delesantro