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21 - 24 June 1999

by Michael Delesantro

From the 21st to the 24th of June I birded in a loop from South Texas to El Cielo, across the mountains to Jaumave, then up the range to Galeana, N.L. and back.  We visited a variety of habitats: lowland forest, cloud forest, oak-bromeliad forest, pine forest, and desert.  We were exploring for future trips and didn't spend as much time as we would have liked birding, but still compiled the following list.  The weather was perfect in the mountains, maybe a little too cool!  If you want to beat the heat in the summer, the mountains of Mexico are a great place to do it.

Thicket Tinamou
Neotropic cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-bellied Whistling-duck
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Hook-billed Kite
White-tailed Kite
Harris' Hawk
Grey Hawk
Roadside Hawk
White-tailed hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Bat Falcon
Plain Chachalaca
Northern Bobwhite
Scaled Quail
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
Laughing Gull
Rock Dove
Red-billed Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-dove
Blue Ground-dove
White-tipped Dove
Red-crowned parrot
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Squirrel Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner
Groove-billed Ani
Ferruginous Pygmy-owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
White-throated Swift
Wedge-tailed Sabrewing
Canivet's Emerald
White-eared Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Magnificent Hummingbird
Bumblebee Hummingbird
Mountain Trogon
Elegant Trogon
Ringed Kingfisher
Blue-crowned Motmot
Acorn Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Bronze-winged Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olivaceous Woodcreeper
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
Greater Pewee
Pine Flycatcher
Black Phoebr
Say"s Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Couch's Kingbird
Cassin"s Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Grey-collared Becard
Rose-throated Becard
Masked Tityra
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Green Jay
Brown Jay
Grey-breasted Jay
Tamaulipas Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Raven
Mexican Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Cactus Wren
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Bewick's Wren
Northern House Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Brown-backed Solitaire
Clay-colored Robin
American Robin
Blue Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Grey Silky
Loggerhead Shrike
European Starling
White-eyed Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Yellow-green Vireo
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Colima Warbler
Tropical parula
Crescent-chested Warbler
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat
Golden-crowned Warbler
Rufous-capped Warbler
Yellow-throated Euphonia
Blue-hooded Euphonia
Yellow-winged Tanager
Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager
Black-headed Saltator
Northern Cardinal
Crimson-collared Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Bunting
Blue Grosbeak
Varied Bunting
Rufous-capped Brushfinch
Olive Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
White-collared Seedeater
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Yellow-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Melodious Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Audubon's Oriole
Altamira Oriole
Scott's Oriole
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Michael Delesantro