Sunday, March 25, 2012

Birds of Mexico (Aves de Mexico): Passerine

BIRDS (Passerine)


Tawny-winged Woodcreeper - wikipedia
Tawny-winged Woodcreeper, Dendrocincla anabatina (Trepatronco Alileonado) - The Tawny-winged Woodcreeper is found in forests in southern and Yucatan Mexico. It is a small woodcreeper with rufous wings and tail and white eyebrow. I saw one in Calakmul in late December 2011. I saw one in the Reforma Agraria Reserve in mid-March 2012.





Spotted Woodcreeper - wikipedia
Spotted Woodcreeper, Xiphorhynchus erythropygius (Trepatroncos Manchado) - The Spotted Woodcreeper is a medium sized woodcreeper found in middle elevation forests in eastern and southern Mexico. It has a long, curved, black and white bill. I saw one at la Gloria in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012.









Spot-crowned Woodcreeper
- ontfin.com
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper, Lepidocolaptes affinis (Trepatroncos Corona-punteada) - The Spot-crowned Woodcreeper is found in southern and Gulf Coast Mexico. It is distinguished by an overall brown color, a streaked chest and spotted head. I saw one in the forests behind Centro Ecologico San Francisco de Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011.










Great Kiskadee - Wikipedia
Great Kiskadee, Pitangus sulphuratus (Bienteveo Grande) - Great Kiskadees are widespread, large flycatchers. They are yellow underneath, have brown wings and rufous backs, two black stripes on white head, with a small yellow crown. I saw three Great Kiskadees in the canals of Gogorron, in San Luis Potosi, at the beginning of September, 2010. I saw several in La Mancha, Veracruz in late December 2010. I saw one on the other side of San Baltazar de Tetela on Lago Valsequillo in late February 2011. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan and in the UNAM Biological Research Station in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one in a creek in Xacxamayo, Puebla, in early May 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw one in Laguna San Felipe in Puebla in late October 2011. I saw one on Valsequillo in Tetela in late October 2011. I saw several in the mangroves in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw several in Valsequillo near Tetela  in late November 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw one in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw one in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw one at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.







Boat-billed Flycatcher - Wikipedia
Boat-billed Flycatcher, Megarynchus pitangua (Luis Piquigrueso) - The Boat-billed Flycatcher is found in forest canopy and edges in southern Gulf and Pacific Coasts and Yucatan Mexico. It is similar to the Great Kiskadee but has a much thicker bill. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011.






Social Flycatcher - Wikipedia
Social Flycatcher, Myiozetetes similis (Luis Gregario) - The Social Flycatcher is common in coastal and lowland forests and plantations in Mexico. It looks much like the Great Kiskaddee but is much smaller, lacks rufous plumage, and makes a different sound. I saw several in La Mancha, Veracruz in late December 2010. I saw several near the Yohualichan ruins in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw several in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw several in the mangroves in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw several in Palenque in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw one in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw several near la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw one in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw several in el infernillo near Huauchinango in late June 2012. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.


Streaked Flycatcher - wikipedia
Streaked Flycatcher, Myiodynastes maculatus (Papamoscas Rayado) - The Streaked Flycatcher is uncommon in forests along Gulf coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is similar to the Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher but is less yellow. I saw one Reforma Agraria (Las Guacamayas) in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. 







Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher - kiwifoto.com
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Myiodynastes luteiventris (Papamoscas Vinetre-amarillo) - The Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher is found throughout much of Mexico. It is distinguished by a yellow streaked stomach and a rufous tail. I saw one at the Alas Verdes cabins in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw one at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011. I saw several in el infernillo near Huauchinango in late June 2012. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.





Piratic Flycatcher - wikipedia
Piratic Flycatcher, Legatus leucophaius (Papamoscas Pirata) - The Piratic Flycatcher is transitory in Gulf coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is small and has a streaked chest with a yellow belly. I saw several near Bonampak in mid-March 2012.







Western Wood-pewee - Wikipedia
Western Wood-Pewee, Contopus sordidulus (Pibi Occidental) - The Western Wood-pewee can be found in forests everywhere in Mexico other than the Gulf and Caribbean coasts. It is a mostly grey, small flycatcher. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw several near Aguacate in Puebla in early May and early June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one on Rio Grande in Santiago Quiotepec in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in early August 2011. I saw several near Huehuentan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012.





Greater Pewee - Colima Birds Butterflies
Greater Pewee, Contopus pertinax (Pibi Mayor) - The Greater Pewee can be found in forests and clearings in parts of southern and Yucatan Mexico. It is a mostly grey, large flycatcher, with a long black and orange bill. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw two at Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw several in Aguacate and Atoyatempan in early October 2011. I saw one in Cerro Maqyitepetl and one in the Botanical Gardens in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I heard several near el centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw several in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012. I saw several in the presa Tejeocotal in Hidalgo in late June 2012.






Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Wikipedia
Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer (Copeton Triste) - The Dusky-capped Flycatcher can be found throughout woodland areas in southern and coastal Mexico. It has a dark grey head and crown, a rufous tail, and yellow belly. I first saw a Dusky-capped Flycatcher in the botanical gardens in Xalapa, Veracruz, in mid-November 2010. I saw several near Aguacate in Puebla in early June 2011. I saw one at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011.







Ash-throated Flycatcher - Ana
Ash-Throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens (Copeton Gorjicenizo) - The Ash-Throated Flycatcher is found throughout Mexico but is more widespread during northern winters. It has a dark grey head and crown, a rufous tail and wings, and yellow belly. It is slightly larger than the Dusky-capped Flycatcher. I saw three in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw one in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-January 2011. I saw several in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw several near Aguacate in Puebla in early June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in early August 2011. I saw one near Huehuentan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw one at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. 



Nutting's Flycatcher - wikipedia
Nutting's Flycatcher, Myiarchus nuttigi (Copeton de Nutting) - Nutting's Flycatcher is uncommon and found in western and southern coast forests. It is almost identical to the Brown-crested Flycatcher. I saw one in Huatulco in late June 2012.










Browncrested Flycatcher - wikipedia
Brown-crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus tyrannulus (Copeton Tirano) - The Brown-crested Flycatcher is a large flycatcher common in open areas in lowland Mexico. It is similar to other Myiarchus but has a brown crown. I saw one in Palenque and Bonampak in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.











Great Crested Flycatcher
- Wikipedia
Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus (Copeton Viajero) - The Great Crested Flycatcher is found in forests and clearings in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is distinguished by its large size and bright yellow stomach. I saw one near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw several probables in the Yucatan in late December 2011.








Flammulated Flycatcher - wikipedia
Flammulated Flycatcher, Deltarhynchus flammulatus (Copeton Piquiplano) - The Flammulated Flycatcher is a medium-sized flycatcher, endemic to an uncommon in dry forests in southern Mexico. It has a he appearance of a small Myiarchus, but is smaller and has a greyish, streaked throat. I saw one in Huatulco in late June 2012.









Northern Beardless Tyrannulet - wikipedia
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet, Camptostoma imberbe (Mosquerito Lampino Norteno) - The Northern Beardless Tyrannulet is a very small flycatcher common in dry forests in most of Mexico. It dull brown and has a bushy crest. I saw two in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012.









Tufted Flycatcher - Wikipedia
Tufted Flycatcher, Mitrephanes phaeocercus (MosqueroPenachudo) - The Tufted Flycatcher can be found throughout forests in much of Mexico. It distinguished by its orange colored chest and belly and its slight crown. I saw a pair at Las Amacas in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011.









Greenish Elaenia - wikipedia
Greenish Elaenia, Myiopagis viridicata (Elenia) - The Greenish Elaenia is a medium sized flycatcher found in forests in southern and Gulf slope Mexico. It is olive colored and has a slight white eyebrow stripe. I saw two near Aguacate in Puebla in early May and early June 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011. I saw one in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012.





Willow Flycatcher - Wikipedia
Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii (Mosquero Saucero) - The Willow Flycatcher can be found throughout Mexico in tree stands or near marshes. It is very similar in appearance to several other flycatcher species; their ranges are possible ways of distinguishing between species. The Willow Flycatcher has a dark olive back, slight crest, black wings with two white wing bars, and a pale yellow chest and belly. I saw one bird at Laguna San Baltazar in Puebla in mid-November 2010.






Pine Flycatcher - American
Birding Association
Pine Flycatcher, Empidonax affinis (Mosquero Pinero) - The Pine Flycatcher can be found in montane forests in southern and central Mexico. It is very similar in appearance to several other flycatcher species; their ranges are possible ways of distinguishing between species. I saw one in a tall pine tree in La Malintzi in late December 2010. I saw one (although it could have been a Cordilleran Flycatcher) at the Parque Nacional Izta-Popo (Paso de Cortes) in late May 2011.  








Tropical Kingbird
- Wikipedia
Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus (Tirano Tropical) - The Tropical Kingbird can be found in coastal, Yucatan, and southern Mexico. It has a grey head, black bill, yellow chest and belly, and olive back and wings. It has a slightly forked tail, distinguishing it from the Cassin's Kingbird. I first saw a Tropical Kingbird at Hotel Mision Los Angeles in Oaxaca in early December 2010. I saw one near Tetela on Valsequillo in early June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw several in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw several in Valsequillo in mid-May, 2012. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.




Couch's Kingbird - birds.cornell.edu
Couch's Kingbird, Tyrannus couchii (Tirano de Couch) - The Couch's Kingbird is a large kingbird common along the Gulf coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is almost identical to the tropical kingbird. I saw several throughout Chiapas in mid-March 2012. 








Cassin's Kingbird - Jajean
Cassin's Kingbird, Tyrannus vociferans (Tirano de Cassin) - The Cassin's Kingbird is common and widespread. It has a yellow underbelly, olive colored back and wings, and grey head. I have seen Cassin's Kingbirds throughout Mexico - in Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, and Puebla - on a regular basis since arriving in August 2010. I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw several near Huehuentan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012.



Western Kingbird - wikipedia
Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis (Tirano Occidental) - The Western Kingbird can be found in northern Mexico during the summer and southern Mexico during the winter. It is similar to other kingbirds but its tail has two white vertical stripes along the sides. I saw one near Huehuentlan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011.




Thick-billed Kingbird - bird-friends.com
Thick-billed Kingbird, Tyrannus crassirostris (Tirano Piquigrueso) - The Thick-billed Kingbird can be found in dry forests in western and southern Mexico. It is larger than other kingbirds, and has a lighter, whiter chest than other kingbirds. I saw several above the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw several at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. 


Grey Flycatcher - bird-friends.com
Grey Flycatcher, Empidonax wrightii (Mosquero Gris) - The Grey Flycatcher is a small flycatcher common in central and northern Mexico during northern winters. It is greyer and slightly larger than other empidonax. I saw one at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. I saw one in Valsequillo in early April 2012. 






Cordilleran Flycatcher  wikipedia
Cordilleran Flycatcher, Empidonax occidentalis (Mosquero Barranqueno) - The Cordilleran Flycatcher is a small empidonax common in higher elevation forests throughout Mexico. It has a grey chest, yellow belly, and olive back. I saw one in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012.









Buff-breasted Flycatcher
- allaboutbirds.org
Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Empidonax fulvifrons (Mosquero Pechicanelo) - The Buff-breasted Flycatcher is widespread through central Mexico. It is common in woodlands near cultivation. It is a very small flycatcher with no crown, and is distinguished by its rufous chest. I first identified this bird at Parque Nacional Cimatario in early November 2010. I saw one in La Cantona in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw one in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw one in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Valsequillo near Parque Bicentenario in early January 2012. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. 



Black Phoebe - Wikipedia
Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans (Mosquero Negro) - The Black Phoebe can be found throughout Mexico near open water. It is a flycatcher, all black above, with a white belly. It often perches on one branch or post, flies off quickly to catch an insect, and returns to the same post. I saw a Black Phoebe in Kilometer 58, a small mountain town in Sierra Alvarez, San Luis Potosi, feeding on insects from a small water basin. I saw one in the river canyon in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw several at Las Amacas in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw one near the boat launch at Africam Safari on Lago Valsequillo in late February 2011. I saw two in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw two on Lago Valsequillo from Tetela in mid-April 2011. I saw two in a creek in Xacxamayo, Puebla, in early May 2011. I saw one on Rio Alseseca near the BUAP in Puebla in early June 2011. I saw several near Aguacate in Puebla in early June 2011. I saw one near Tetela on Valsequillo in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw at the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw several in Valsequillo near Tetela in mid-October 2011. I saw several near Huehuentan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011. I saw one in Platanitos Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Valsequillo near Tetela  in late November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several near la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw one in Laguna los Fuertes, Teziutlan, Puebla, in early June 2012. I saw one at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011.





Eastern Phoebe - Wikipedia
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe (Mosquero Fibi) - The Eastern Phoebe can be found in much of Mexico during northern winters. It is often found near water. The Eastern Phoebe is slightly larger and much greyer than the Black Phoebe. I first saw an Eastern Phoebe in early November 2010 at Parque Nacional Cimatario, unsuccessfully trying to eat monarch butterflies. I saw one in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011. I saw one in Valsequillo in late February 2012.





Say's Phoebe - Ana
Say's Phoebe, Sayornis saya (Mosquero Llanero) - The Say's Phoebe can be found in open forests and scrub throughout most of Mexico, especially during northern winters. It is a mostly grey flycatcher, with a rufous belly. I saw a single bird in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-January 2011. I saw several at the Crater Lake Alchichica in Puebla in mid-February 2011. I saw one just south of Parque Bicentenario on Lago Valsequillo in late February 2011. I saw one in Tetela on Valsequillo in late October 2011. I saw one in Valsequillo near Tetela  in late November 2011.





Vermilion Flycatcher - Wikipedia
Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus (Mosquero Cardinal) - One of the most beautiful, and surprisingly most common birds in central Mexico. The male Vermilion Flycatcher has a bright red throat, belly and crown. It has a black mask that extends to its black back. The female lacks any red or black; it has a grey back, a white belly, and orange feathers under its tail. I first saw the bird at a sewage pond outside of Queretaro in late August 2010, but have seen them daily in Queretaro since arriving, as well as in San Luis Potosi and Puebla.




Scissor-tailed Flycather - wikipedia
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus (Tirano-tijereta Rosado) - The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher can be found along southern coast and gulf coast Mexico during northern winters. It is distinguished by a long, forked tail. I saw an immature near Tetela on Valsequillo in mid-October 2011. I saw one in the Yucatan in late December 2011.





Red-capped Manakin - wikipedia
Red-capped Manakin, Pipra mentalis (Saltarin Cabecirrojo) - The Red-capped Manakin is common in forests in southern and Yucatan Mexico. It is small and black and has a red cap. I saw one in the ejidal reserve in Reforma Agraria (Las Guacamayas) in Chiapas in mid-March 2012.








Rose-throated Becard -
briansmallphoto.com

Rose-throated Becard, Pachyramphus aglaiae (Lloron Degollado) - The Rose-throated Becard can be found at forest edges in most of lowland Mexico. The male is distinguished by its dark grey color and pink or red throat while the female is brown and lacks the rose throat. I saw one in La Mancha, Veracruz in late December 2010. I saw a female at Hotel Ecobiosfera near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw two in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw nesting pairs in a creek in Xacxamayo and Aguacate, Puebla, in early May 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw two in Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw two in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several near la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012.




Male Grey-collared Becard - worldbirds.eu
Grey-collared Becard, Pachyramphus major (Cabezon Cuelligris) - The Grey-collared Becard is uncommon in forests along the Caribbean and Pacific slopes. The male is grey and the female is a pale brown, while both have a dark cap. I saw several in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011.













Masked Tityra - riograndedeltaaudubon.org
Masked Tityra, Tityra semifasciata (Tityra Enmascarada) –The Masked Tytira is common in forests along both coasts, southern Mexico and Yucatan Mexico.  It is a white bird with a black wing edge and red and black eye mask. I saw several in a tree behind the Yohualichan ruins in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several near Lago Sontecomopan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw several in Calakmul in late December 2011. I saw several in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw two in Bonampak in mid-March 2012.





Mangrove Swallow - wikipedia
Mangrove Swallow, Tachycineta albilinea (Golondrina Manglera) - The Mangrove Swallow is common in mangrove forests throughout Mexico. It has a green back, white belly, and white patch above the base of its tail. I saw several in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw several in Chiapa de Corzo in mid-March 2012. I saw one in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012.










Violet-green Swallow - Wikipedia
Violet-green Swallow, Tachycineta thalassina (Golondrina Cariblanca) - The Violet-green Swallow can be found in deserts throughout most of Mexico, although it migrates north during the summer and south during the winter. It is distinguished by its green back and white face, chest, and stomach. I saw several at the Crater Lake Alchichica in Puebla in mid-February 2011. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. I saw several in Atexcac in mid-May, 2012.





Northern Rough-winged
Swallow - Wikipedia
Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis (Golondrina-aliserrada Nortena) - The Northern Rough-winged Swallow can be found in open areas throughout Mexico. It is distinguished by its overall brown appearance with white underneath. I saw one in Parque Villa Atl in Puebla in late February 2011. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one at Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011. I saw several near Aguacate in Puebla in early June 2011. I saw one near Tetela on Valsequillo in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw one at the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw several near Huehuentan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011. I saw two in Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012.



Barn Swallow - Wikipedia
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica (Golondrina Ranchera) - The Barn Swallow can be found throughout most of Mexico, and is the most widespread swallow in the Americas. It is distinguished by its long scissor tail, dark blue back, orange face, and orange belly. Barn Swallows are common anywhere except deep forest. I first saw Barn Swallows at Parque Nacional Cimatario outside of Queretaro in early September and late October 2010, over the pond by the park's front gate. I saw several over Lago Valsequillo from San Baltazar de Tetela in late Fenruary 2011. I saw several over a bay on the other side of San Baltazar de Tetela on Lago Valsequillo in late February 2011. I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several around Lago Valsequillo in early md mid-April 2011. I saw several at Rio Atoyac in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several at Laguna Chapulco in Puebla in mid-April 2011. I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011.


Cliff Swallow - wikipedia
Cliff Swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonota (Golondrina Risquera) - The Cliff Swallow is common throughout most of Mexico, especially near rocky cliffs where it nests. It is distinguished by a blue back, an orange head, and an orange patch on its lower back. I saw several nesting in the cliffs of Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one near Oasis on Valsequillo in mid-July 2011.





Steller's Jay - Wikipedia
Steller's Jay, Cyanocitta stelleri (Chara de Steller) - The Steller's Jay is a large jay found in montane pine and mixed forests in Mexico. It has a dark blue body, a black head with a tall crest, and white facial markings. I saw three birds atop pine trees near the waterfall in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in late November 2010. I saw two in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in mid-April and late May 2011.




Scrub Jay - Ana
Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma californica (Chara Azuleja) - The Scrub Jay can be found in dry scrub in Baja and central Mexico. It is distinguished by deep blue plumage, a black eye patch with a white eyebrow, and a white chin, chest, and belly. I misidentified this bird as a Mexican Jay until I saw several in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011. I saw two in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. I saw several in Atexcac in mid-May, 2012. I saw several in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012. I saw several in La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa in early June 2012. I saw one in San Juan Raya in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in mid-July, 2012.





Mexican Jay - Wikipedia
Mexican Jay, Aphelocoma ultramarina (Chara Pechigris) - The Mexican Jay has a pale blue color on its face, back and wings, and a dull grey colored belly. It has no eyebrow color. I have seen Mexican Jay in several locations; first, in Kilometer 58 in San Luis Potosi (early September 2010), then near Pinal Amoles in the Sierra Gorda Queretaro (mid-September 2010), and again in Puebla in early October and mid-November 2010. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid and late December 2010.


Yucatan Jay
Yucatan Jay, Cyanocorax yucatanicus (Chara Yucateca) - The Yucatan Jay ic ommon in Yucatan Mexico. It has blue wings and a blue tail and a black head and chest. I saw several in Tulum in late December 2011.







Green Jay - Wikipedia
Green Jay, Cyanocorax yncas (Chara Verde) - The Green Jay can be found along the gulf coast, southern coast, and Yucatan Mexico. Its body is mostly green and yellow and it has a black and blue head. I saw one on Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw one in Coba in late December 2011.






Brown Jay - Ana
Brown Jay, Cyanocorax morio (Chara Papan) - The Brown Jay is a large Jay that is common in lowland and coastal forests in Mexico. It is brown overall, with a lighter stomach and yellow bill. Like most jays, it makes a very loud screaming noise when alarmed. I saw several in La Mancha, Veracruz in late December 2010. I saw several in many locations in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw hundreds near Lago Sontecompan and in the UNAM Biological Research Station in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one near Tlacotepec in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011.  I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw one in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw several in el infernillo near Huauchinango in late June 2012. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.



White-throated Magpie Jay - wikipedia
White-throated Magpie Jay, Calocitta formosa (Urraca-hermosa Cariblanca) - The White-throated Magpie Jay is a large Jay common to dry forests along the southern coast of Mexico. It is blue above, white below, with a long blue tail. I saw several at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.





Sinaloa Crow - wikipedia
Sinaloa Crow, Corvus sinaloe (Cuervo Sinaloense) - The Sinaloa Crow is endemic to central Pacific coast forests in Mexico. It is a small crow, completely black. I saw several in San Blas and Platanitos Nayarit in mid-November 2011.






Common Raven - Wikipedia
Common Raven, Corvus corax (Cuervo Grande) - The Common Raven is a large, black crow-like bird. It is much larger than the American Crow, and makes a much louder, deeper, dryer, cackle. I first saw a Common Raven at Parque Nacional Cimatario outside of Queretaro in late October 2010. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw two over La Malintzi in late December 2010. I saw four fly over the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw one in La Malinche in mid-september 2011. I saw one near Huehuentan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011. I saw several at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. I saw several at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011.





Mexican Chickadee - kiwifoto.com
Mexican Chickadee, Parus sclateri (Paro Mexicano) - The Mexican Chickadee can be found in montane mixed oak and pine forests in Mexico. Its grey body, black cap, and black throat help distinguish it. I saw several in the pine forests of Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in late November 2010. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid and late December 2010. I saw two at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in mid-April and late May 2011. I saw several in La Malinche in mid-september 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional Pico de Orizaba in early January 2012.  I saw several in La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa in early June 2012.






Brown Creeper
- Wikipedia
Brown Creeper, Certhia americana (Trepador Americano) - The Brown Creeper can be found in pine and mixed montane forests throughout Mexico. It has a brown, streaked back and head, a white underbelly and throat, and a short, curved bill. It is usually seen crawling up and down the trunks of trees. I saw one bird in the pine forests of Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in late November 2010. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid and late December 2010. I saw one at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in mid-April 2011. I saw one in La Malinche in mid-september 2011. I saw one in Parque Nacional Pico de Orizaba in early January 2012. 





Bridled Titmouse - wikipedia
Bridled Titmouse, Parus wollweberi (Paro Embridado) - The Bridled Titmouse is common in higher elevation forests through central Mexico. It is small and is characterized by its black and white facial markings and its crest. I sw one in guacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011.





Bushtit - picasaweb
Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus (Sastrecillo) – The Bushtit is a small bird common to Mexico. It is distinguished by a black face mask. It usually forages in groups through dry scrub habitat. I first saw the bird at Parque Nacional Cimatario outside of Queretaro in late October and early November 2010, on the trail towards the top of the mountain. I saw several on top of the mountain at Flor del Bosque in early December 2010. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several in La Malinche in mid-september 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April and early June 2012. I saw one in Parque Rio Atoyac in Puebla in late July 2012.




White-breasted Nuthatch - Wikipedia
White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolensis (Saltapalos Pechiblanco) - The White-breasted Nuthatch is found in woodlands in central Mexico. It is distinguished by its black cap, grey back and wings, and white chest and belly. I saw several in the pine trees in La Malintzi in mid and late December 2010. I saw one at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010.




Horned Lark - wikipedia
Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris (Alondra Cornuda) - The Horned Lark is common in plowed fields in northern and central Mexico. Its face has a series of black markings including two that resemble horns. I saw two at El Pinal in mid-May 2012. I saw two in the wetland near el Carmen, Puebla, in early June 2012.






Canyon Wren - roysphotos.com
Canyon Wren, Catherpes mexicanus (Saltapared Barranquero) - The Canyon Wren is common throughout most of Mexico. It is distinguished by its rufous body and white throat. I saw one near Aguacate in Puebla in early June 2011. I saw several near La Huerta in the Sierra Tentzo in Puebla in early July 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw one near Huehuentan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several near la Gloria in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw one in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw several at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011. I saw one in Monte Alban in late June 2012.





Bewick's Wren - Wikipedia
Bewick's Wren, Thryomanes bewickii (Saltapared de Bewick) - The Bewick's Wren can be found throughout northern, central and Baja Mexico. Its habitat includes dry open areas, scrub and scattered tree stands. It is distinguished from other wrens by a white eyebrow stripe, a white chest and stomach, barred undertail, and long, barred tail. I saw several one bird at Laguna San Baltazar in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw one in La Cantona in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw one near Aguacate in Puebla in early June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. 






House Wren - Wikipedia
House Wren, Troglodytes aedon (Saltapared-continental Norteno) - The House Wren is a very common wren found throughout Mexico, even in cities. It has a banded tail and a week eyebrow. I first identified a House Wren in a city park in Colonia La Paz in Puebla in late November 2010. I saw one in Valsequillo near Tetela in mid-October 2011. I saw several near el centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012.








Grey-breasted Wood Wren - Wikipedia
Grey-breasted Wood Wren, Henicorhina leucophrys (Saltapared Selvatico) - The Grey-breasted Wood Wren is can be found in forests in southern Mexico. It is distinguished by its rufous back and grey chest. I saw several at Centro Ecologico San Francisco de Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw one near la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012.I heard several in el infernillo near Huachinango in late June 2012.







Spot-breasted Wren - birdpicsandmore.com
Spot-breasted Wren, Thryothorus maculipectus (Saltapared Pechimanchado) – The Spot-breasted Wren is common in dense vegetation along the Gulf coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is distinguished by a white chest with black spots. I saw one and heard several more at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. 







Happy Wren - mangoverde.com
Happy Wren, Thryothorus felix (Saltapared Feliz) - The Happy Wren is endemic to dry forests in western and southern Mexico. It has a black and white face mask with a pale rufous chest and belly. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw one in Huatulco in late June 2012.


















Banded Wren - antpitta.com
Banded Wren, Thryothorus pleurostictus (Saltapared Vientre-barrado) - The Banded Wren is a small wren common in dry forests in southern Mexico. It is brown above and white below, with vertical bands along its sides. I saw one in Huatulco in late June 2012.














Marsh Wren - wikipedia
Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris (Saltapared Pantanero) - The Marsh Wren is common in wetlands throughout Mexico during northern winters. It has a white eyebrow, reddish overall color, and banding on its back. I saw one in Valsequillo in late October 2011. I saw several in Laguna Chapulco in late November 2011.











White-bellied Wren - antpitta.com
White-bellied Wren, Uropsila leucogastra (Saltapared Cantarino) – The White-bellied Wren is common in forests along the Gulf coast and Yucatan Mexico, as well parts of the Pacific coast. I saw one and heard several more at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. 









Rock Wren - bird-friends.com
Rock Wren, Salpinctes obsoletus (Saltapared Roquero) - The Rock Wren can be found in dry, rocky areas throughout most of Mexico. It is distinguished by its overall pale appearance, and short, downward pointing tail, unusual for most wrens. I saw two birds at La Cantona in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw one at Flor del Bosque in early April 2011. I saw several in Monte Alban in late June 2012.




Rufous-naped Wren - wikipedia
Rufous-naped Wren, Campylorhynchus rufinucha (Matrac Nuquirrufa) - The Rufous-naped Wren is a medium-sized wren common in southern Mexico. It has a rufous back and white chest. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.






Band-backed Wren - costaricagetaway.com
Band-backed Wren, Campylorhynchus zonatus (Matraca-barrada Serrana) - The Band-backed Wren is common in lowland and coastal forests in southern Mexico. It is distinguished by its rufous belly, spotted white throat, and banded back and tail. I saw several in La Mancha, Veracruz in late December 2010. I saw several at Hotel Ecobiosfera near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw several in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw one in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012.







Spotted Wren - westernfieldornithologists.org
Spotted Wren, Campylorhyrichus gularis (Matraca Manchada) - The Spotted Wren is endemic to scrubby woodlands in Pacific slope Mexico. It is distinguished by a spotted chest, banded back and rufous feathers under its tail. I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011.








Boucard's Wren - Wikipedia
Boucard's Wren, Campylorhynchus jocosus (Matraca del Balsas) - The Boucard's Wren is found in dry, scrubby habitat in southern Mexico. It is distinguished by a spotted chest, rufous wings, rufous cap, and white eyebrow stripe. I saw a single bird in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-December 2010, and several more in early and mid January 2011. I saw one in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw one at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010. I saw one in Zapotitlan Salinas in Puebla in mid February 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw two on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011. I saw two in a creek in Xacxamayo, Puebla, in early May 2011. I saw several near Aguacate in Puebla in early May and early June 2011. I saw several near La Huerta in the Sierra Tentzo in Puebla in early July 2011. I saw several near Parque Bicentenario on Valsequillo in Puebla in early July 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011.




Grey Silky Flycatcher
- camacdonald.com
Grey Silky Flycatcher, Ptilogonys cinereus (Capulinero Gris) - The Grey Silky Flycatcher is common in upper elevations in Mexico. It can be seen on on the topes of trees or telephone poles, especially during sunrise. The male has a grey back and head, a grey crown, and brilliant yellow belly, while the female is browner. I saw several birds in Piedra Grande, Huixquilucan, in late October 2010. I saw several others at the Flor del Bosque in Puebla in mid-November 2010 and again in late January 2011. I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011. I saw several above the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw two in Parque VillAtl in Puebla in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011. I saw one in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. I saw several near el centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw several in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012. I saw several in Huachinango in late June 2012.




Phainopepla - Wikipedia
Phainopepla, Phainopepla nitens (Capulinero Negro) - The Phainopepla is an all black (male) or grey (female) bird, with a red eye and a crown that resembles a Northern Cardinal in shape. White patches on its wings flash while in flight. I saw Phainopeplas at Parque Nacional Cimatario outside of Queretaro in early September and late October 2010, by the pond by the park's front gate. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in early August 2011. I saw one in Atoyatempan in early October 2011. I saw one in San Juan Raya in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in mid-July, 2012.








Loggerhead Shrike - Wikipedia
Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus (Lanio Americano) - The Loggerhead Shrike is mostly grey, with a black mask, wings, and tail. It impales its smaller prey, like lizards, on thorns while it eats them. It can be found in more open vegetation and in agricultural areas. I first saw a Loggerhead Shrike in late August at Hacienda El Castillo outside of Queretaro. I saw several in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-December 2010 and early and mid January 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw one at the Crater Lake Alchichica in Puebla in mid-February 2011. I saw several around Lago Valsequillo in late February 2011. I saw several in Valsequillo from near Parque Bicentenario in early June 2011. I saw one near Tetela on Valsequillo in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in early August 2011.




European Starling
- Wikipedia
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris (Estornino Europeo) - The European Starling is an introduced, non-native species. The adult has glossy, dark, speckled plumage. They gather in large flocks and migrate south to Mexico during the northern winter. They are common in cities and agricultural fields. I first saw a flock of starlings in mid-October, 2010, in Queretaro. I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several near Parque Bicentenario on Valsequillo in Puebla in early July 2011.









American Dipper - creekcats.com
American Dipper, Cinclus mexicanus (Mirlo-acuatico Americano) - The American Dipper is uncommon but can be found throughout montane river beds in Mexico. It is distinguished by its overall dark appearance and short tail. I saw one on the rocks at Las Amacas in Cuetzalan in early February 2011.







Golden-crowned Kinglet - Wikipedia
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa (Reyezuelo Corona-dorada) The Golden-crowned Kinglet can be found in trees at very high elevations in southern and northern Mexico. It is distinguished by its small size, black and white eye stripes, and golden crown. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one in the monarch reserve in Piedra Herrada near Valle de Bravo in early February 2012. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012.






Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Wikipedia
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula (Reyezuelo Sencillo) – The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a tiny bird that migrates to Mexico in northern winters. It inhabits woodland areas. It is distinguished by its pale olive color, and a large black eye. Its ruby crown is often concealed. Although not 100% sure, I believe I started seeing this bird in Queretaro in trees, my back patio, and Parque Nacional Cimatario, in late October 2010. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid and late December 2010. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010 and again in late January 2011. I saw one in La Cantona in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw several in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw two in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw one in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional Pico de Orizaba in early January 2012.  I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several near el centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012.




Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
- robmckenzie.ca
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea (Perlita Grisilla) - The Blue-grey Gnatcatcher is a small, bluish grey bird that eats insects. It is easy to find in lower braches of trees and undergrowth. It is widespread in Mexico. My first sighting was at the Charco del Ingenio near San Miguel de Allende in the beginning of October 2010. I saw a single bird at the Parque del Arte in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw several birds at Laguna San Baltazar in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw several at Hotel Mision Los Angeles in Oaxaca in early December 2010. I saw one in the river canyon in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010.  I saw one in Laguna Chapulco in Puebla in late December 2010. I saw several individuals in La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw several in Parque Bicentenario in early and mid January 2011.  I saw one in Parque Ecologico in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw one near Tetela on Valsequillo in early and mid-septmeber 2011. I saw several near Tetela on Valsequillo and in Aguacate in teh Sierra Tentzo in late September 2011. I saw one in parque Laguna Chapulco in early October 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw several in Cerro Maquitepetl  and the Botanical Gardens in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw several near Huehuentan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011. I saw several at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. 


White-lored Gnatcatcher - wikipedia
White-lored Gnatcatcher, Polioptila albiloris (Perlita Cejiblanca) - The White-lored Gnatcatcher can be found in dry scrublands in southern Mexico. It is a small greyish bird with a black cap. I saw several at the Alas Verdes cabins in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw one in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw several at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011. I saw one in Huatulco in late June 2012.






Yellow-throated Vireo - Wikipedia
Yellow-throated Vireo, Vireo flavifrons (Vireo Grojimarillo) - The Yellow-throated Vireo is found in forests and gardens in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is distinguished by its yellow throat and white stomach. I saw one near Hotel Los Amigos on Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011.





Warbling Vireo - South Dakota:
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Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus (Vireo Gorheador) - The Warbling Vireo can be found throughout woodlands in Mexico. It is a small bird, with a greyish back, whitish-yellow chest and stomach, and distinctive white eyebrow stripe. I saw one bird at Laguna San Baltazar in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw several near la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012.




Golden Vireo wikipedia
Golden Vireo, Vireo hypochryseus (Vireo Dorado) - The Golden Vireo is endemic to scrub forests in western and southern Mexico. It is yellow underneath, olive on its back, and has a yellow eyebrow stripe. I saw several at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011.





Brown-headed Vireo
Brown-capped Vireo, Vireo leucophrys (Vireo Gorripardo) - The Brown-capped Vireo is common in middle elevation forests in eastern and southern Mexico. It is characterized by a brown cap. I saw one near the centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012.










Blue-headed Vireo - Wikipedia
Blue-headed Vireo, Vireo solitarius (Vireo Solitario) - The Blue-headed Vireo is common in southern and gulf coast Mexico during northern winters. It has a slate-blue head and white chest and belly. I saw one in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011.










Philadelphia Vireo - Wikipedia
Philadelphia Vireo, Vireo philadelphicus (Vireo de Filadelfia) - The Philadelphia Vireo can be found in forests in Yucatan and Gulf Coast Mexico. It is distinguished by an overall grey appearance, yellowish underbelly, and white eyebrow stripe. I saw one in Parque Ecologico in Puebla in late January 2011.






Yellow-green Vireo - wikipedia
Yellow-green Vireo, Vireo flavoviridis (Vireo Amarillo-werdoso) - The Yellow-green Vireo is common along Mexico's coasts during northern winters. It white underneath with yellow flanks. I saw two in Huatulco in late June 2012.






Grey Catbird - Wikipedia
Grey Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis (Pajaro-gato Gris) - The Grey Catbird is found in forests and second growth in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is mostly grey, has a small black mark on its head and has rufous feathers under its tail. I saw several in Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012.









Blue Mockingbird - Wikipedia
Blue Mockingbird, Melanotis caerulescens (Mulato Azul) - The Blue Mockingbird is endemic and can be found in forest undergrowth and scrubby woodland in most of Mexico. It is distibguished by its blackish-blue color and dark ey patch. I saw two in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw several near Aguacate in Puebla in early May and early June 2011. I saw several above the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one near Tetela on Valsequillo in early and mid-septmeber 2011. I saw one in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw one near el centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw one in San Juan Raya in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in mid-July, 2012.



Northern Mockingbird - Wikipedia
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos (Cenzontle Norteno) – The Northern Mockingbird is a grey, thrasher-like bird that has distinct white wing bars when in flight. It vocalizes loudly and often mimics other birds and even other sounds like car alarms. It can be found in dry scrub and tree stands in central and northern Mexico. I saw several Northern Mockingbirds at Parque Nacional Cimatario in late October and early November, 2010. I saw one in Parque del Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw several in Parque Bicentenario in early and mid January 2011. I saw several around Lago Valsequillo in late February 2011. I saw one south of Valsequillo in Puebla in early May 2011. I saw one near Tetela on Valsequillo in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw one in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw several at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. I saw one in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw several in San Juan Raya in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in mid-July, 2012.


Curve-billed Thrasher - Jajean
Curve-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma curvirostre (Cuitlacoche Piquicurvo) – The Curve-billed Thrasher is found in dry scrub with some trees in Mexico. It has a high, melodious song.  It has a mostly brown body, a dark, curved beak, and golden eyes. My first sighting came in mid-September 2010 in the Sierra Gorda mountains near Pinal Amoles, in a picturesque pine valley. I saw a second bird, this time eating a red tuna atop a cactus, in Parque Nacional Cimatario in early November, 2010. I saw a single bird in Flor del Bosque, and a single bird in Puebla near our office in late November, 2010. I saw several in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010.  I saw several at Parque Ecologico in Puebla in early and late January 2011. I saw several in Parque Bicentenario in early and mid January 2011. I saw several in Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in late January 2011. I saw one in La Cantona in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw one at the Crater Lake Alchichica in Puebla in mid-February 2011. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011.


Ocellated Thrasher - mashpedia.es
Ocellated Thrasher, Toxostoma ocellatum (Cuitlacoche Manchado) - The Ocellated Thrasher is endemic to dry woodlands in central and southern Mexico. It is distinguished by its large size and white chest with black spots. It also sings like a mocking bird. I saw one in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011.










Brown-backed Solitaire - mangoverde.com
Brown-backed Solitaire, Myadestes occidentalis (Clarin Jilguero) - The Brown-backed Solitaire is common in alpine forests throughout much of Mexico. It has a grey chest, a brown back, a white eye ring. Its song is very distinctive. I saw one in Valle de Bravo in early February 2012, but heard several more. I have heard this bird in Parque Nacional Izta-Popo. I saw several in the Lagunas de Montebello in mid-March 2012. I heard several near la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I heard several in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012. I saw one in La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa in early June 2012. I saw several at the la Cascada la Morena in Huauchinango in late June 2012. 






Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush
- Wikipedia
Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush, Catharus aurantiirostris (Zorzalito Piquinaranja) - The Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush is found in dry woodland in southern and coastal Mexico. It is distinguished by its orange bill and bright orange eye ring. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in late December 2010. I saw one in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw one near Coyomeapan in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011.  I saw one in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012.



Russet Nightingale Thrush - wikipedia
Russet Nightingale Thrush, Catharus occidentalis (Zorzalito Piquipardo) - The Russet Nightingale Thrush is endemic to upland forests throughout Mexico. It has a pale chest and stomach, and a russet colored head and back. I saw several near Huachinango in late June 2012.





Black-headed Nightingale Thrush -wikipedia
Black-headed Nightingale Thrush, Catharus mexicanus (Zorzalito Coroninegro) - The Black- headed Nightingale Thrush is common in middle elevation forests in eastern and southern Mexico. It has and orange beak, an orange ey e ring, and a black head. I saw several near la Gloria in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw one in Huauchinango in late June 2012.






Hermit Thrush - Wikipedia
Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus (Zorzalito Colirrufo) - The Hermit Thrush in forest undergrowth throughout most of Mexico during northern winters. It has a spotted chest and rufous tail. I saw two or three in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in mid-April 2011. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Parque Nacional Pico de Orizaba in early January 2012. I saw one in the Lagunas de Montebello in mid-March 2012.








Wood Thrush - Wikipedia
Wood Thrush, Catharus mustelinus (Zorzalito Maculado) - The Wood Thrush i found on forest floors in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is distinguished by its rufous back and distinctly spotted white chest and stomach. I saw one at Hotel Los Amigos on Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one in the Lagunas de Montebello in mid-March 2012.











Eastern Bluebird - Jay Burney
Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis (Azulejo Gorjicanelo) - The Eastern Bluebird can be found in open woodlands throughout Mexico. It is blue above with an orange chest. I saw two near Coyomeapan in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011. I saw three at a school in Zacatlan, Puebla, in early June 2011.








Western Bluebird - Wikipedia
Western Bluebird, Sialia mexicana (Azulejo Gorjiazul) - The Western Bluebird can be found in open pine woodlands in central and northern Mexico. It has an orange/red chest, a dark blue head, blue back and wings, and has rufous feathers on its back. I first saw the Western Bluebird in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in later November 2010. I saw several at the Parque Nacional Izta-Popo (Paso de Cortes) in mid-April and late May 2011. I saw one in Parque Nacional Pico de Orizaba in early January 2012. I saw one in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. I saw one near la Gloria in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw one in Atexcac in mid-May, 2012.









Clay-colored Thrush - Wikipedia
Clay-colored Thrush, Turdus grayi (Zorzal Pardo) - The Clay-colored Thrush is found along the eastern coast and Yucatan parts of Mexico. It looks like an American Robin, but has a duller grey color above, and much duller clay color below. I first saw a Clay-colored Thrush in the botanical gardens in Xalapa, Veracruz, in mid-November 2010. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in the UNAM Biological Research Station in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw several in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw several in the Lagunas de Montebello in mid-March 2012. I saw several near la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012.







White-throated Thrush
- texasbirds.org
White-throated Thrush, Turdus assimilis (Zorzal Gorjiblanco) - The White-throated Thrush in forests and plantations on the Pacific and Gulf slopes of Mexico. It is distinguished by an overall grey appearance with a white throat patch that looks like a collar. I saw a flock at Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw one in the UNAM Biological Research Station in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz in mid-March 2011.







Rufous-backed Thrush - Wikipedia
Rufous-backed Thrush, Turdus rufopalliatus (Zorzal Dorsirrufo) - The Rufous-backed Thrush is similar to the American Robin, but its orange belly is less brilliant and its back is more rufous than grey. It is common in Mexico, and can be seen regularly in city parks. I first saw this bird in mid-September in Parque Alameda in Queretaro, and have seen it regularly since then throughout Mexico. I saw several near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May 2011. I saw one on Rio Alseseca near the BUAP in Puebla in early June 2011.  I saw several above the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several near La Huerta in the Sierra Tentzo in Puebla in early July 2011. I saw several at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw one in Valsequillo near Tetela in late April 2012. I saw one several Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.



American Robin - Wikipedia
American Robin, Turdus migratorius (Zorzal Petirrojo) - The American Robin is common in Mexico during the northern winter when it migrates south. It is characterized by a bright red breast, and blackish grey back and head. I first saw an American Robin in Piedra Grande, Huixquilucan, in late October 2010.  I saw several in Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in late January 2011. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in mid-April and late May 2011. I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011 I saw one in Zacatlan, Puebla, in early June 2011. I saw one in La Calera in Puebla in mid-June 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. I saw several in La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa in early June 2012.




Worm-eating Warbler - Wikipedia
Worm-eating Warbler, Helmitheros vermivorus (Chipe Gusanero) - The Worm-eating Warbler is uncommon and is found in forests in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is distinguished by its pale brown coloring and two black eyebrow stripes. I saw one at Hotel Los Amigos on Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011.








Orange-crowned Warbler - wikipedia
Orange-crowned Warbler, Vermivora celata (Chipe Corona-naranja) - The Orange-crowned Warbler is common throughout forests in Mexico during northern winters. It is a small, olive colored warbler. The orange crown is rarely visible. I saw one in Parque Ecologico in early December 2011.I saw one in Valsequillo near Parque Bicentenario in mid-January 2012, and another in late January 2012. I saw one in Valle de Bravo in early February 2012. I saw one in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012.









Virginia's Warbler - royesphotos.com
Virginia's Warbler, Vermivora virginiae (Chipe de Virginia) - The Virginia's Warbler can be found throughout inland Mexico in scrub forests. It is distinguished by a mostly grey back and head, a yellow chest and rump, and white belly. I saw one in Zapotitlan Salinas in mid-February 2011.







Male Nashville Warbler
- Wikipedia
Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla (Chipe de Nashville) - The Nashville Warbler is widespread in Mexico during the northern winter when it migrates south. It has a grey head, olive back, and yellow belly with a patch of white by its legs. It also has a white eye ring. I first saw this warbler at the end of October, 2010, on a lemon tree in my backyard in Queretaro. I saw a second bird in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw one near the Mercado de la Piedad in Puebla in early January 2011. I saw several at Las Amacas and Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw several in Valsequillo near Tetela in late April 2012. I saw one near la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012.




Crescent-chested Warbler - ownbyphotography.com
Crescent-chested Warbler, Vermivora superciliosa (Chipe Cejiblanco) - The Crescent-chested Warbler is common in higher elevation pine forests throughout Mexico. I saw one near the centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in early May 2012. I saw one in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012.






Northern Parula - Wikipedia
Northern Parula, Parula americana (Parula Nortena) - The Northern Parula is found in open forests and mangroves throughout most of Mexico especially during northern winters. It is distinguished by its grey head and back, yellow throat, and dark neck collar. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan and in the UNAM Biological Research Station in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011.









Tropical Parula - wikipedia
Tropical Parula, Parula pitiayumi (Parula Tropical) – The Tropical Parula is common in forests along both coasts. The male is dark above with a yellow throat and belly, with a bright orange chest. The female is grey above with a yellow throat and belly and no orange throat.  I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. 








Prothonotary Warbler - Wikipedia
Prothonotary Warbler, Protonotaria citrea (Chipe Protonotario) - The Prothonotary Warbler is found in marshy forests in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is distinguished by its yellow body and grey wings. I saw one at Centro Ecologico San Francisco de Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011.









Male Yellow Warbler - Wikipedia
Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia (Chipe Amarillo) - The Yellow Warbler can be found throughout Mexico, but is more common during northern winters. It is a very yellow warbler, with rufous or olive stripes on its chest. I saw several birds at Laguna San Baltazar in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw one in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw one in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw one in Valsequillo in early May 2012. I saw one in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012.






Chestnut-sided Warbler - ownbyphotography.com
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Dendroica pensylvanica (Chipe Flanquicastano) - The Chestnut-sided Warbler can be found in forests and gardens in southern and Gulf coast Mexico, especially during northern winters. It is distinguished by a yellow cap and chestnut colored streaks along its sides. I saw one near Coyomeapan in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011.







Yellow-rumped Warbler
- Wikipedia
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronata (Chipe Rabadilla-amarilla) - The Yellow-rumped Warbler is common in Mexico during the northern winter when it migrates south. It is a warbler with many variations, but typically has a yellow throat, yellow shoulder, yellow cap, yellow rump, and black streaks down its chest. Both male and female have a dark mask, although the females are usually duller grey and the males have more black plumage. I first saw a Yellow-rumped Warbler in a city park in Puebla in early October, 2010. Since then, Yellow-rumped Warblers have been common in the neighborhoods of Queretaro, and filled the trees in Parque Nacional Cimatario in late October and early November, 2010. They were also very common in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw many birds at Laguna San Baltazar in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I continue to see this bird regularly. I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional Pico de Orizaba on top of the Sierra Negra (4,500 meters) in early January 2012. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. I saw several in Valsequillo near Tetela in late April 2012.


Magnolia Warbler - kiwifoto.com
Magnolia Warbler, Dendroica magnolia (Chipe de Magnolia) - The Magnolia Warbler is found in forests and hedges in southern Pacifica Coast, Gulf Coast, and Yucatan Mexico, especially during northern winters. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw several in the Lagunas de Montebello in mid-March 2012. I saw one in the Reforma Agraria Reserve in mid-March 2012. I saw one in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012.





Hermit Warbler - Wikipedia
Hermit Warbler, Dendroica occidentalis (Chipe Cabeciamarillo) - The Hermit Warbler can be found in forests in most of Mexico. It has a yellow head, white chest and belly, and grey back. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw one in the monarch reserve Piedra Herrada near Valle de Bravo in early February 2012.






Male Black-throated Green Warbler
- Wikipedia
Black-throated Green Warbler, Dendroica virens (Chipe Dorsiverde) - The Black-throated Green Warbler is widespread during northern winters in tall forests on the east coast, southern coast, and Yucatan parts of Mexico. It has a yellow face mask, olive back, and white belly. The male has a distinguishing black throat. I saw several Black-throated Green Warblers in the botanical gardens in Xalapa, Veracruz, in mid-November 2010. I saw several at Las Amacas, Las Brisas, and Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011.



Townsend's Warbler - Wikipedia
Townsend's Warbler, Dendroica townsendi (Chipe de Townsend) - The Townsend's Warbler can be found throughout Mexico especially during northern winter. It is distinguished by its black face mask, a black cap, and black stripes down its yellow chest. I saw a single bird in Tlaxcala in mid-December 2010.  I saw several in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw one at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in late September and early October 2011. I saw one in the Botanical Gardens in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011. I saw several in the monarch reserve Piedra Herrada near Valle de Bravo in early February 2012. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. I saw several in Valsequillo near Tetela in late April 2012. I saw one in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012.



Yellow-throated Warbler - Wikipedia
Yellow-throated Warbler, Dendroica dominica (Chipe Gorjiamarillo) - The Yellow-throated Warbler can be found in open woodlands and gardens throughout lowland Mexico. It is distinguished by its bright yellow throat, black eye streak that extends down the sides of its neck, and grey back. I saw a single bird in La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011.








Male Grace's Warbler
- royesphotos.com
Grace's Warbler, Dendroica graciae (Chipe de Grace) - Grace's Warbler is widespread in Mexico and inhabits mixed coniferous and deciduous forests above 2,000 meters. It migrates through Mexico to Central America during northern winters. The male of Grace's Warbler is characterized by a vibrant yellow face, throat, and chest, a black eyebrow stripe, and an olive/grey back. The female has duller colors than the male. I first saw a Grace's Warbler in tall pine trees in Piedra Grande, Huixquilucan, at the end of October, 2010.




Palm Warbler - wikipedia
Palm Warbler, Dendroica palmarum (Chipe Playero) - The Palm Warbler can be found in the northern Yucatan during northern winters. It is mostly brownish grey with a white eyebrow and yellow patch beneath its tail. I saw one in Sian Ka'an in late December 2011.









Black-and-white Warbler - Wikipedia
Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia (Chipe Trepador) - The Black-and-white Warbler inhabits mixed forests, edges and gardens, and is characterized by black and white streaks throughout its body. It also has yellow feet. It forages up and down tree branches like a nuthatch, and migrates to Mexico and Central America during the northern winter. I saw a Black-and-white Warbler in a cypress tree patch in Villa Progresso, Queretaro, in mid-October 2010. I saw two at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010. I saw several at Las Amacas, Las Brisas, and Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan and in the UNAM Biological Research Station in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw one in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara and one in the mngroves in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw one in Palenque in mid-March 2012. I saw one in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012.



Black-throated Grey Warbler
- Wikipedia
Black-throated Grey Warbler, Dendroica nigrescens (Chipe Negrigris) – The Black-throated Grey Warbler can be found in middle and upper elevations in Mexico during northern winters. It has distinct black bands on its head, a yellow dot in front of its eye, and has no white striping on its back like the Black-and-white Warbler. I saw a single bird at the gate of Parque Nacional Cimatario in late October and again in early November 2010. I saw a single bird in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in mid-November 2010, again in late December 2010, several in late January 2011, and one in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara and San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012.


Male Macgillivray's Warbler - CCNAB
Macgillivray's Warbler, Oporornis tolmiei (Chipe de Tolmie) - The Macgillivray's Warbler is common throughout Mexico during northern winters. It has an olive back, a yellow chest, and a very dark head. I saw one in Valsequillo near Tetela in late April 2012.






Common Yellowthroat - Wikipedia
Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas (Mascarita Comun) - The Common Yellowthroat can be found in scrubby vegetation and fields throughout Mexico but is more widespread during northern winters. It is distinguished by a bright yellow throat and a black mask. I first saw a Common Yellowthroat in Flor del Bosque in early December 2010. I saw one in the wetlands of La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw one near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one female in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw one at San Baltazar de Tetela on Lago Valsequillo in early April 2011. I saw one near Valsequillo from near Parque Bicentenario in early June 2011. I saw two in Valsequillo near Tetela in mid-October 2011.I saw one at the sewer ponds in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Laguna Chapulco in late November 2011. I saw several in the Lagunas de Montebello in mid-March 2012.



Hooded Yellowthroat - ibc.lynxeds.com
Hooded Yellowthroat, Geothlypis nelsoni (Mascarita Matorralera) - The Hooded Yellowthroat can be found in scrub forests in higher elevations of southern and Gulf slope Mexico. It looks like the Common Yellowthroat but lacks a white band on its forehead. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in mid-April 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. I saw one in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012. I heard several in La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa in early June 2012.











Male Wilson's Warbler - Wikipedia
Wilson's Warbler, Wilsonia pusilla (Chipe de Wilson) - Wilson's Warbler can be found throughout Mexico in a variety of habitats including city gardens. It is a yellow warbler; the male has a black cap and yellow eyebrow, while the female lacks the black cap. I first saw a Wilson's Warbler on top of La Pena in Bernal in mid-September 2010, but have subsequently seen many in Queretaro. I saw a few birds in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw several in the botanical gardens in Xalapa, Veracruz, in mid-November 2010. I saw several birds at Laguna San Baltazar in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I continue to see this bird regularly. I saw one near Parque Bicentenario on Valsequillo in early and mid-septmeber 2011. I saw one in Parque Laguna Chapulco in early October 2011. I saw several in Cerro Maquitepetl and the Botanical Gardens in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara and one in the mngroves in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw one in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several in Valsequillo near Tetela in late April 2012.



Hooded Warbler - Wikipedia
Hooded Warbler, Wilsonia citrina (Chipe Encapuchado) - The Hooded Warbler is found in forests and edges in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is a yellow warbler with distinctive black hood and neck. I saw one at Hotel Los Amigos on Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one in Sian Ka'an in late December 2011.





Slate-throated Whitestart - Wikipedia
Slate-throated Whitestart, Myioborus miniatus (Pavito Gorjigris) - The Slate-throated Whitestart is widespread in Mexican forests, where it is a year-round resident. In Mexico, it has an all-black upper body and face, brilliant red belly, and red cap. In other Central American countries, its belly is orange or yellow. I first saw a Slate-throated Whitestart in tall pine trees in Piedra Grande, Huixquilucan, at the end of October, 2010. I saw a single bird in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid and late December 2010. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010. I saw one in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one near La Huerta in the Sierra Tentzo in Puebla in early July 2011. I saw several in La Malinche in mid-september. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April and early June 2012. I saw one near el centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw several in la presa Tejocotal in Hidalgo and Huauchinango in late June 2012.


Painted Whitestart - planetofbirds.com
Painted Whitestart, Myyioborus pictus (Pavito Aliblanco) - The Painted Whitestart is common in highland forests throughout Mexico. It is distinguished by a black body, red stomach, and white wing patches. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in early October 2011. I saw several in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw several in Valle de Bravo in early February 2012. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012.





Male American Redstart - Wikipedia
American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla (Pavito Migratorio) - The American Redstart is common in forests and forest edges throughout Mexico. The male is mostly black, with orange sides, wing primaries, and sides of its tail. The female is greyer and has yellow feathering rather than orange. I saw several in the mango trees in La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw one at Las Amacas in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several at Hotel Los Amigos near Lago Sontecomapan and in the UNAM Biological Research Station in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw one in the wetlands in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw several in Palenque in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw one in the Reforma Agraria Reserve in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012.


Olive Warbler - Wikipedia
Olive Warbler, Peucedramus taeniatus (Chipe Ocotero) - The Olive Warbler is found in montaine pine forests throughout Mexico. It is distinguished by its orange head and black eye patch. I saw a single bird in Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid-December 2010 and several more in late December 2010. I saw one in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in mid-April 2011. I saw one in Parqe Nacional Pico de Orizaba in early January 2012. I saw one in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in early June 2012.







Red Warbler - picsicio.us
Red Warbler, Ergaticus ruber (Chipe Rojo) - The Red Warbler is a year-round resident in upper elevation forest in Mexico. It is characterized by an all red body, with a distinct white circle on its cheek. I saw several Red Warblers in tall pine trees and the surrounding agave fields in Piedra Grande, Huixquilucan, at the end of October, 2010. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid and late December 2010. I saw one in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one at the Parque Nacional Izta-Popo (Paso de Cortes) in late May 2011.   I saw one in the monarch reserve Piedra Herrada near Valle de Bravo in early February 2012. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. 






Grey-throated Chat - birdforum.net
Grey-throated Chat, Granatellus sallaei (Granatelo Yucateco) - The Grey-throated Chat is found in forests in Yucatan Mexico. Both the male and female have grey bodies, with the male has a white eyebrow, red chest and red path beneath the tail. I saw one female in Calakmul in late December 2011.





Red-breasted Chat - wikipedia
Red-Breasted Chat, Granatellus venustus (Granatelo Mexicano) - The Red-breasted Chat is endemic to forests in southern Mexico. The male has grey, white, black, and red patterning, while the female is grey and pale yellow. I saw several in Huatulco in late June 2012.










Yellow-breasted Chat - Wikipedia
Yellow-breasted Chat, Icteria virens (Griton Pechiamarillo) - The Yellow-breasted Chat is one of the largest warbler species. It is characterized by a brilliant yellow chest and throat, long tail, and white eye ring. It has an olive colored back and wings. I saw a Yellow-breasted Chat in Parque Nacional Cimatario outside of Queretaro in early September 2010 in an acacia tree. I saw one in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw one in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012.




Fan-tailed Warbler - Cornell
Fan-tailed Warbler, Basileuterus lachrymosa (Chipe Roquero) - The Fan-tailed Warbler can be found in forests and rocky areas in Pacific and Gulf slopes in Mexico. It is distinguished by a yellow cap, a yellow chest and belly, and a broad, fan-like tail. I saw one at Las Amacas in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011.








Rufous-Capped Warbler - Wikipedia
Rufous-Capped Warbler, Basileuterus rufifrons (Chipe Gorirrufo) - Rufous-Capped Warblers can be found throughout central Mexico. They forage in thick brush close to the ground. Their yellow throat, rufous cap, and double white streak above and below the eye help distinguish them from other similar looking birds. I saw one bird in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in mid-November and early and late December 2010, and several in late January 2011. I saw several at Las Amacas and Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw one at Hotel Los Amigos near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw one at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May 2011. I saw one in La Calera in Puebla in mid-June 2011. I saw several near La Huerta in the Sierra Tentzo in Puebla in early July 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012. I saw one in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012.


Golden-browed Warbler
- birdpicsandmore.com
Golden-browed Warbler, Basileuterus belli (Chipe Cejidorado) - The Golden-browed Warbler can be found in the Pacific, Gulf and southern coasts of Mexico. It looks like the Rufous-capped Warbler, except its eyebrow stripe is yellow and its belly is also yellow. I saw one at Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several in Huauachinango in late June 2012.






Golden-crowned Warbler - wikipedia
Golden-crowned Warbler, Basileuterus culicivorus (Chipe Corona-dorada) -  The Golden-crowned Warbler is common in undergrowth along the Gulf and southern Pacific coasts and Yucatan Mexico.  It has an olive back, a yellow chest, and golden striping on its head. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw one in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw one in the Reforma Agraria Reserve in mid-March 2012. I saw several near la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw several in el infernillo near Huauchinango in late June 2012.





Northern Waterthrush
- lloydspitalnickphotos.com
Northern Waterthrush, Seiurus noveboracensis (Chipe-sulero Charquero) - The Northern Waterthrush can be found around the edges of wetlands and waterbodies throughout Mexico during northern winters. It is brown above, has a white eye streak, and has a streaked, cream colored chest and belly. I saw one in the wetlands of La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw one in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw many throughout the Yucatan in late December 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012.





Louisiana Waterthrush - Wikipedia
Louisiana Waterthrush, Seiurus motacilla (Chipe-suelero Arroyero) - The Louisiana Waterthrush is found near running water in coastal and Yucatan Mexico. Like the Northern Waterthrush, it is brown above, has a white eye streak, but has a streaked, white colored chest and belly. Its habitat also helps differentiate the two species. I saw one in the rocks of Las Amacas and in Las Brisas in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw two at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw one in the Lagunas de Montebello in mid-March 2012.




Yellow-throated Euphonia

Yellow-throated Euphonia, Euphonia hirundinacea (Eufonia Gorjiamarilla) - The Yellow-throated Euphonia can be found in forests and gardens in southern, Yucatan, and Gulf Coast Mexico. The male has a dark blue head, back, wings and tail, and a yellow chest, belly and crown. The female is more olive colored. I saw several in La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw one in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011.



Blue-hooded Euphonia - Wikipedia
Blue-hooded Euphonia, Euphonia elegantissima (Eufonia Capucha-azul) - The Blue-hooded Euphonia is widespread in montane forests in Mexico. It is a beautiful bird; its belly is golden orange, its head its turquoise blue, and its body is a contrasting black. I first saw a Blue-hooded Euphonia in tall pine trees in Piedra Grande, Huixquilucan, at the end of October, 2010.









Red-legged Honeycreeper - wikipedia
Red-legged Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes cyaneus (Mielero Patirrojo) – The Red-legged Honeycreeper can be found in forests and gardens in southern Gulf coast and Yucatan Mexico. The male is dark blue while the female is a ligh green. Both have a curved black bill and red legs. I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw several in Palenque in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw two in Bonampak in mid-March 2012.



Green Honeycreeper - wikipedia
Green Honeycreeper, Chlorophanes spiza (Mielero Verde) - The Green Honeycreeper is common in gardens and forests in Chiapas and the Yucatan. The male is a bright with a black face mask, while the female is pale green and has no face mask. I saw one in Palenque in mid-March 2012.










Yellow-winged Tanager - Wikipedia
Yellow-winged Tanager, Thraupis abbas (Tangara Aliamarilla) - The Yellow-winged Tanager is common in forests and plantations in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It has a blue-grey head, green-yellow wings and belly, and a yellow wing patch. I saw several in La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw several at Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw one in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw two in Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw several near la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012.




Blue-grey Tanager
- Wikipedia
Blue-grey Tanager, Thraupis episcopus (Tangara Azuligris) - The Blue-grey Tanager can be found on forest edges in southern Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is distinguished by an overall bluish grey color. I saw three in the tree behind the Yohualichan ruins in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several near Lago Sontecomopan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one in Cardel in mid-October 2011. I saw several in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw one in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Bonampak in mid-March 2012.






Red-crowned Ant Tanager - wikipedia
Red-crowned Ant Tanager, Habia rubic (Tangara-hormiguera Coronirroja) - The Red-crowned Ant Tanager is common in tropical forests in coastal and Yucatan Mexico. It is mostly brown and rufous with a red cap. I saw one in the ejidal reserve in Reforma Agraria (Las Guacamayas) in Chiapas in mid-March 2012.






Male Red-throated Ant Tanager
Red-throated Ant Tanager, Habia fuscicauda (Tangara-hormiguera Gorjirroja) - The Red-throated Ant Tanager is common is forests in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. The male is mostly brown with red coloring on its back and throat, while the female is pale brown. I saw a pair in the UNAM Biological Research Station in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several in Calakmul and Xpujil in late December 2011. I saw several in el infernillo near Huauchinango in late June 2012.




Female Hepatic Tanager -
ibc.lynxeds.com
Hepatic Tanager, Piranga flava (Tangara Encinera) - The Hepatic Tanager is widespread in Mexico, inhabiting pine and mixed forests. The male is mostly red, with plumage fading into grey on its wings and back. The female is a dull yellow. I saw a male and female Hepatic Tanager in tall pine trees in Piedra Grande, Huixquilucan, at the end of October, 2010.  I saw a male and female in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw two near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May and early July 2011. I saw one in the monarch reserve Piedra Herrada near Valle de Bravo in early February 2012. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw two in Atexcac in mid-May, 2012.





Male Hepatic Tanager - Wikipedia










Female Summer Tanager
- weeksbay.org
Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra (Tangara Roja) - The Summer Tanager can be found throughout Mexico, and migrates from the US during northern winters to Mexico and further south. The male is all red, while the female is olive-yellow. I saw a male and female Summer Tanager in Queretaro in early October, outside my window at my house, and a pair in late October, 2010, in Parque Nacional Cimatario. I saw several at the zocalo and Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012.






Male Summer Tanager
- Wikipedia















Flame-colored Tanager - Wikipedia
Flame-colored Tanager, Piranga bidentata (Tangara Dorsirrayada) - The Flame Colored Tanager is found in forests in coastal and southern Mexico. The male has an orange head, back, chest and belly, with black wings and tail. The female is more yellow than orange. I first saw this bird at Hotel Mision Los Angeles in Oaxaca in early December 2010.






Western Tanager - Wikipedia
Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana (Tangara Occidental) - The Western Tanager can be found throughout forests in northern Mexico during northern summers and southern Mexico during northern winters. It has a mostly yellow body with black wings and tail, and the male has an orange face. I first saw this bird at Hotel Mision Los Angeles in Oaxaca in early December 2010. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw one at Alas Verdes in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw one near Huehuentan el Grande in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-October 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011.




Scarlet-rumped Tanager - wikipedia
Scarlet-rumped Tanager, Ramphocelus passerinii (Tangara Terciopelo) - The Scarlet-rumped Tanager is common in tropical forests in central Chiapas. The male is all black with a red patch on its lower back, while the female is a pale yellow and red. I saw one near Bonampak in mid-March 2012.






Grey-headed Tanager - wikipedia
Grey-headed Tanager, Eucometis penicillata (Tangara Cabecigris) - The Grey-headed Tanager is common in forests in southern Gulf coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is mostly yellow and has a grey head. I saw one in the ejidal reserve in Reforma Agraria (Las Guacamayas) in Chiapas in mid-March 2012.






Common Bush Tanager - antpita.com
Common Bush Tanager, Chlorospingus ophthalmicus (Cinchinero Comun) - The Common Bush Tanager can be found in forests along the Gulf slope and southern Mexico. It is distinguished by its black eye patch and white dot behind its eye. I saw many everywhere in forests in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw one in the Botanical Gardens in Xalapa in mid-October 2011. I saw several in the Lagunas de Montebello in mid-March 2012. I saw several near the centro ecoturistica Entrada a la Sierra, la Gloria and la Olla in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw several in el infernillo near Huauchinango in late June 2012.






Black-headed Saltator - ibc.lyneds.com
Black-headed Saltator, Saltator atriceps (Saltador Cabecinegro) - The Black-headed Saltator can be found in forest edges in Gulf slope, southern, and Yucatan Mexico. It is distinguished by a black head, white eyebrow, and white throat patch. I saw several in the town outside of Las Brisas in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several in el infernillo near Huauchinango in late June 2012.



Greyish Saltator - wikipedia
Greyish Saltator, Saltator coerulescens (Saltator Grisaceo) - The Greyish Saltator is common in coastal and Yucatan Mexico. It is grey, with a white throat and a reddish belly. I saw several near Bonampak in mid-March 2012.







Male Northern Cardinal
- Wikipedia
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis (Cardenal Norteno) - The Northern Cardinal is found in woodlands and fields throughout much of Mexico. The male is bright red while the female is pale brown. Both have a large, pointed crest. I saw several at Hotel Los Amigos on Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I heard one at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011.I saw one near Xpujil in late December 2011. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.








Rose-breasted Grosbeak - wikipedia
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus (Picogrueso Pechirrosado) - The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is common in forests in coastal and Yucatan Mexico during northern winters. It is black above, white below, and has a red neck. I saw several near Bonampak in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. 





Male Yellow Grosbeak - wikipedia
Yellow Grosbeak, Pheucticus chrysopeplus (Picogrueso Amarillo) - The Yellow Grosbeak is a large grosbeak that can be found on the Pacific slope of Mexico. It is distinguished by its large size, yellow and black coloring, and very large beak. I saw two at Alas Verdes in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw several at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. I saw several at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011.






Female Black-headed Grosbeak
 - Wikipedia
Black-headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus (Picogrueso Tigrillo) - The Black-headed Grosbeak is about the same size as a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. It is highly migratory, heading south to Mexico for northern winters. In can be found in Mexico at middle elevations in wood thickets. The male has an orange belly and rump, black wings, and a black face mask. The female has duller colors, and has a distinct white eyebrow stripe. I saw a female Black-headed Grosbeak in tall pine trees in Piedra Grande, Huixquilucan, at the end of October, 2010. I saw a male and female in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid-December 2010.  I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010 and one in late January 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011.I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw one at Rio Atoyac in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw one south of Valsequillo in Puebla in early May 2011. I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011. I saw several near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May and early June 2011. I saw several near Coyomeapan in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011. I saw one at the pyramid in Cholula in late May 2011.   I saw several above the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one inValsequillo in late January 2012. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. 


Male Black-headed Grosbeak
- Wikipedia











Male Blue Grosbeak - Wikipedia
Blue Grosbeak, Guiraca caerulea (Picogrueso Azul) - The Blue Grosbeak can be found throughout open woodlands in Mexico. The male is deep blue with rufous wing patches, while the female is brownish grey. I saw three in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in early January 2011. I saw one male in Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in late January 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw three at Laguna Chapulco in Puebla in mid-April 2011. I continue to see this bird near Parque Bicentenario in Puebla. I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011. I saw several near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May 2011. I saw several near Coyomeapan in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011.  I saw several near Tetela on Valsequillo in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012. I saw one in Atexcac in mid-May, 2012. I saw one in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012.




Male Indigo Bunting - Wikipedia
Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea (Colorin Azul) - The Indigo Bunting is found in semi-open areas in northeastern, central, southern and Yucatan Mexico. The male is a solid indigo blue color, while the female is a pale brown. I saw two immature males in Sontecomapan Veracruz in mid-March 2011.









Varied Bunting - kiwiphoto.com
Varied Bunting, Passerina versicolor (Colorin Morado) - The Varied Bunting can be found in dry woodlands and scrub throughout most of Mexico. It is a purplish blue bird with a red nape. I saw two at Alas Verdes in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw one near Rio Grande in Santiago Quiotepec in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011.



Orange-breasted Bunting - wikipedia
Orange-breasted Bunting, Passerina leclancherii (Colorin Pechinaranja) - The Orange-breasted Bunting is endemic to dry, scrubby woodlands in southern Mexico. The male is blue above and yellow underneath with an orange chest, while the female is yellow and pale green. I saw two in Mazunte in Oaxaca in late June 2012.












Blue Bunting - wikipedia
Blue Bunting, Cyanocompsa parellina (Colorin Azulinegro) – The Blue Bunting can be found in forests and scrub along the Gulf and Pacific coasts and Yucatan Mexico. The male is all blue while the female is rufous brown. I saw one male at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. I saw several in Huatulco in late June 2012.








Painted Bunting - wikipedia
Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris (Colorin Azulillo) - The Painted Bunting is found throughout Mexico during northern winters. The male is very colorful, with red, blue, yellow and green colors. The female is pale yellow. I saw several in and near Bonampak in mid-March 2012.






Dickcissel - wikipedia
Dickcissel, Spiza americana (Sabanero Arrocero) - The Dickcissel is migratory and found in overgrown fields along Mexico's coasts. It is a sparrow like bird, with a yellow chest, black throat, and yellow facial markings. I saw several near Parque Bicentenario on Valsequillo in early September 2011.










White-naped Brushfinch
- mangoverde.com
White-naped Brushfinch, Atlapetes albinucha (Salton Nuquiblanco) - The White-naped Brushfinch can be found in forests along the southern Gulf slope of Mexico. It is distinguished by a black head, white stripes that run along the top of its head, and a yellow chest and belly. I saw two in the trees behind Centro Ecologico San Franciscio Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011.









Rufous-capped Brushfinch
- Wikipedia
Rufous-capped Brushfinch, Atlapetes pileatus (Salton Gorrirrufo) - The Rufous-capped Brushfinch can be found in forest edges in central and southern Mexico. It has a yellow throat, chest, and belly, a rufous cap, and a black eye stripe. I saw a single bird at Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid-December 2010. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one near el centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw several in La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa in early June 2012. I saw several in Huauchinango in late June 2012.










Chestnut-capped Brushfinch - Wikipedia
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch, Atlapetes brunneinucha (Salton Gorricastano) - The Chestnut-capped Brushfinch can be found in wooded areas in the Veracruz mountains, southern Oaxaca and Chiapas. It is distinguished by a rufous cap, a red eye, black eye stripe, and white throat. I saw a pair of birds at the botanical gardens in Xalapa, Veracruz in mid-November 2010. I saw one at Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw one in Huauchinango in late June 2012.



Rusty-crowned Ground Sparrow - birdforum.net
Rusty-crowned Ground Sparrow, Melozone kieneri (Rascador Coronirrufo) - The Rusty-crowned Ground Sparrow is endemic to middle elevation dry woodlands and open areas in western and southern Mexico. It is distinguished by a rufous cap. I saw one above the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July  and early October 2011.



Olive Sparrow -wikipedia
Olive Sparrow, Arremonops rufivirgatus (Gorrion Olivaceo) - The Olive Sparrow is a medium-sized sparrow common in woodlands through coastal Mexico. It has an olive colored back, a grey chest and belly, and two black stripes on its head. I saw several in Huatulco in late June 2012.





Rufous-sided Towhee - Wikipedia
Rufous-sided Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus (Rascador Ojirrojo) - The Rufous-sided Towhee is found in open forests in much of Mexico. It is distinguished by its rufous sides, white belly, black head and orange eye. I saw a single bird at Parque Nacional La Malintzi in mid-December 2010. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late December 2010 and late January 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw one near Coyomeapan in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April and early June 2012. I saw several in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012.








Canyon Towhee - Wikipedia
Canyon Towhee, Pipilo fuscus (Rascador Arroyero) - The Canyon Towhee is common scrub and towns in northern and central Mexico. It is hard to distinguish because of its dull grey color; in the right light, it has a rufous cap, a yellow, streaked chin, a black dot on its chest, and rufous undertail coverts. I started seeing this bird in Parque Nacional Cimatario in Queretaro in mid-October, but did not identify it until I saw it at Laguna San Baltazar in Puebla in mid-November (chicks were fledging). It is also present in the city of Puebla. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw several in Parque Bicentenario in early and mid January 2011. I saw several in Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in late January 2011. I saw several in La Cantona in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011.



White-throated Towheee - eudromias.net
White-throated Towhee, Pipilo albicollis (Rascador Oaxaqueno) - The White-throated Towhee is endemic to dry and scrubby woodlands in Oaxaca. It has a white throat, with ruddy patterns on its chest. I saw several in Monte Alban in late June 2012. 






Male White-collared Seedeater
- Wikipedia
White-collared Seedeater, Sporophila torqueola (Semillero Collarejo) - The White-collared Seedeater is common in grassy areas and cultivation in southern, Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. The male is distinguished by a black cap and collar and orange or white chest. The female is mostly a dull brown. I saw several around Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May and early June 2011. I saw one on Rio Alseseca near the BUAP in Puebla in early June 2011. I saw several in Parque Laguna Chapulco in mid-June 2011. I saw several near Tetela on Valsequillo in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several near Parque Bicentenario on Valsequillo in Puebla in early July 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw several in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Bonampak in mid-March 2012.





Male Blue-black Grassquit - wikipedia
Blue-black Grassquit, Volatinia jacarina (Semillero Brincador) - The Blue-black Grassquit can be found in grassy areas in western, southern, and eastern Mexico. The male is entirely black with a translucent blue head, while the female is mostly brown. I saw several near Parque Bicentenario on Valsequillo in Puebla from early July 2011 through early september 2011.







Yellow-faced Grassquit - Jajean
Yellow-faced Grassquit, Tiaris olivacea (Semillero Cariamarillo) - The Yellow-faced Grassquit can be found in grassy areas and cultivation in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. The male is mostly dark with a yellow face mask while the female is a pale brown. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw onel near Coyomeapan in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011. 





Male Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer - coaxxalapa.org
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer, Diglossa baritula (Picaflor Vientre-canelo) - The Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer is found in higher elevations in southern Mexico. The male is dark grey on top with a red chest and belly, while the female is mostly brown. The beak has a downard hook at the tip. It is usually seen eating nectar in flowering trees. I saw one in a tree above the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw one in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in early June 2012.


Savannah Sparrow - Wikipedia
Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis (Gorrion Sabanero) - The Savannah Sparrow is common in grasslands and marshes throughout Mexico. It is distinguished by a yellow eyebrow and striped chest. I saw one in Parque Laguna Chapulco in mid-June 2011. I saw several in Tetela on Valsequillo in Puebla in mid-June 2011. I saw several in Laguna Chapulco in late November 2011.








Grasshopper Sparrow - wikipedia
Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannrum (Gorrion Chapulin) - The Grasshopper Sparrow is common in fields throughout Mexico during northern winters. It is a small sparrow, has a short tail, and has no chect markings. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Valsequillo in late December 2012.





Striped Sparrow - Wikipedia
Striped Sparrow, Oriturus superciliosus (Zacatonero Rayado) - The Striped Sparrow is found in open pine woodlands or montane grasslands in Mexico. It is distinguished by a black ey streak, a white eyebrow, and a rufous cap. I first saw the Striped Sparrow in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in later November 2010. I saw several in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in mid-April and late May 2011. I saw several in the monarch reserve Piedra Herrada near Valle de Bravo in early February 2012.






Chipping Sparrow - Wikipedia
Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina (Gorrion Cejiblanco) - The Chipping Sparrow is common in grassy woodlands and fields in most of Mexico. It has a rufous cap, mostly brown back, and grey chest and belly. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw several at the Crater Lake Alchichica in Puebla in mid-February 2011. I saw large flocks in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011. I saw several near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May and early June 2011. I saw several near Coyomeapan in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011.  I saw several in Aguacate and Atoyatempan in early October 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April 2012.



Bridled Sparrow - VENT
Bridled Sparrow, Aimophila mystacalis ( Zacatonero Bigote Blanco) - The Bridled Sparrow is endemic to southern Mexico. It is distinguished by its pinkish sides and belly and by its black and white facial markings. I saw several in the desert scrub of Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw several near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May and early June 2011. I saw several near La Huerta in the Sierra Tentzo in Puebla in early July 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw several in Aguacate and Atoyatempan in early October 2011. I heard one in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012. I saw several at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011.






Clay-coloured Sparrow - Wikipedia
Clay-colored Sparrow, Spizella pallida (Gorion Palido) - The Clay-colored Sparrow is a small sparrow common in grasslands throughout Mexico duing northern winters. It has a pale pink beak, several facial markings, and has no marks on its chest. I saw several on Valsequillo near Parque Bicentenario in early October 2011. I saw several in Flor del Bosque in early November 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in late November 2011.


Black-chested Sparrow - birdquest-tours.com
Black-chested Sparrow, Aimophila humeralis (Zacatonero Pechinegro) - The Black-chested Sparrow is endemic to dry wodlands in southern Mexico. It is distinguished by a white throat and black bib. I saw on in Parque Laguna Chapulco in late September 2011. I saw several at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. 










Rufous-crowned Sparrow - wikipedia
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Aimophila ruficeps (Zacatonero Coronirrufo) - The Rufous-crowned Sparrow is common in dry scrubby areas throughout Mexico. It has a rufous crown, a grey face, and a white chin with a black mustache. I saw several in Atexcac in mid-May, 2012. I saw one in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012.






Rusty Sparrow - TrekNature.com
Rusty Sparrow, Aimophila rufescens (Zacatonero) - The Rusty Sparrow is a large sparrow that inhabits dry woodlands in western, eastern, and southern Mexico. It is distinguished by black and white facial markings and a rusty cap. I saw one near La Huerta in the Sierra Tentzo in Puebla in early July 2011. I saw one in Cerro Maquitepetl in Xalapa in mid-October 2011.





Vesper Sparrow - Wikipedia
Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus (Gorrion Coliblanco) - The Vesper Sparrow is common in savannah and open woodland in most of Mexico. It is hard to distinguish, but has an overall pale color and white tail sides when it flies. I saw several at the Crater Lake Alchichica in Puebla in mid-February 2011.  I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011. I saw several in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011.I saw one in Valsequillo in late Janaury 2012.





Lark Sparrow - Wikipedia
Lark Sparrow, Chondestes grammacus (Gorrion Arlequin) - The Lark Sparrow is common in grass plains in most of Mexico, especially during northern winters. It has distinctive facial markings that include black, white, and red stripes. I saw several at the Crater Lake Alchichica in Puebla in mid-February 2011. I saw several at near Parque Bicentenario on Valsequillo in early september and mid-October 2011. I saw several in Laguna San Felipe in Puebla in late October 2011. I saw several in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012.






Song Sparrow - wikipedia
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia (Gorrion Cantor) - The Song Sparrow is a small sparrrow distinguished by its grey pointed bill and streaked chest. It is found near water in northern Mexico, although there is an endemic subspecies in central Mexico. I saw one at Teotihuacan in mid-March 2011. I saw one in Parque Ecologico in Puebla in late July 2012.







Lincoln's Sparrow - Wikipedia
Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii (Gorrion de Lincoln) - The Lincoln's Sparrow is found in fields and near water throughout Mexico during northern winters. It is distinguished by a rufous cap and slight streaking on its chest. I saw one on Valsequillo in late April 2011. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Valsequillo in early February 2012.






Yellow-eyed Junco - Wikipedia
Yellow-eyed Junco, Junco phaeonotus (Junco Ojilumbre) - The Yellow-eyed Junco inhabits open woodlands and brush at higher elevations in Mexico. It has a rufous back, grey head, and bright yellow eye. I first saw the Yellow-eyed Junco in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in later November 2010. I saw several in La Malintzi in late December 2010. I saw several in El Chico in early March 2011. I saw several in Parque Nacional Popo-Izta in mid-April  and late May 2011. I saw three in Zacatlan, Puebla, in early June 2011. I saw several in the monarch reserve Piedra Herrada near Valle de Bravo in early February 2012. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April and early June 2012. I saw several near el centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in Zacapoaxtla in early May 2012. I saw several in El Pinal in mid-May, 2012.



Eastern Meadowlark - Wikipedia
Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna (Pradero Comun) - The Eastern Meadowlark can be found in grasslands in central and southern Mexico. It is a large, bird, usually feeding on the ground, and is distinguished by a bright yellow chest with a black v-shaped marking. I saw a single bird in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-January 2011. I saw three near Tetela on Lago Valsequillo in late May 2011. I saw several at the Parque Nacional Izta-Popo (Paso de Cortes) in late May 2011. I saw two near Tetela on Valsequillo in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Valsequillo in late November 2011. I saw two in Laguna los Fuertes, Teziutlan, and one in the wetland near el Carmen, Puebla, in early June 2012.






Melodious Blackbird - Wikipedia
Melodious Blackbird, Dives dives (Tordo Cantor) -  The Melodious Blackbird is a small blackbird common to open areas and plantations in Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is all black, gathers in large flocks, and makes a melodious loud noise. I saw hundreds in La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw several in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Bonampak in mid-March 2012.







Male Great-tailed Grackle - Wikipedia
Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus (Zanate Mayor) - The Great-tailed Grackle is very common in Mexico. The male is a large, all black bird, with an iridescent purple head, and has a distinguishing, long, rudder-like tail. The female is less iridescent and has more of a brown head and shorter tail. They make a loud, shrill sound, and congregate together in trees at night. I have seen large numbers of Great-tailed Grackles everywhere in Mexico since arriving in August 2010, including the cities.





Bronzed Cowbird - Wikipedia
Bronzed Cowbird, Molothrus aenus (Vaquero Ojirrojo) - The Bronzed Cowbird can be found throughout Mexico in open woodlands or scrub. It is a very dark brown or black bird with a red eye.  I saw a single male Bronzed Cowbird at the Laguna Chapulco park in Puebla in early October 2010. I saw another at Laguna San Baltazar in Puebla in mid-November 2010. I saw several in Parque Ecologico in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw two at Laguna Chapulco in Puebla in mid-April 2011. I saw several on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011.







Brown-headed Cowbird - Wikipedia
Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater (Vaquero Cabecicafe) - The Brown-headed Cowbird can be found throughout Mexico in many different types of habitats. It is a small black bird with a brown head. I saw several in the shrubs in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-January 2011. I saw many at Laguna Chapulco in Puebla in mid-April 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Parque Laguna Chapulco in early October 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in the Sierra Tentzo in mid-April 2012.









Montezuma Oropendola - Jajean
Montezuma Oropendola, Psarocolius montezuma (Oropendola de Moctezuma) - The Montezuma Oropendola is found in forests in southern Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. It is a large, dark chestnut colored bird, with yellow stripes down the sides of its long tail, and has a colorful, large pointed bill. It makes a loud, nasal noise when perched. I saw several in La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw one in the town above Las Brisas in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw hundreds near Lago Sontecomapan and in the UNAM Biological Research Station in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one near Tlacotepec in the Sierra Negra in Puebla in mid-May 2011.  I saw several at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011.


Male Yellow-cowled Oriole
- Wikipedia
Black-cowled Oriole, Icterus dominicensis (Clandria Capucha-negra) - The Black-cowled Oriole is found in forest edges in southern Gulf Coast and Yucatan Mexico. The male has a black head and back and yellow chest and stomach. The female has less black but has a distinct black face mask. I saw a pair at Hotel Ecobiosfera near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011.








Black-vented Oriole - Cayaya Birding
Black-vented Oriole, Icterus wagleri (Calandria de Wagler) The Black-vented Oriole is common in southern and central Mexico. It is distinguished by its black head, wings and back, and yellow chest and belly. I saw one in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-December 2010. I saw one on the southern shore of Lago Valsequillo in early April 2011. I saw one near Tetela on Valsequillo in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one at the pyramid in Cholula in mid-september 2011. I saw several in Aguacate in early October 2011. I saw several in Valsequillo near Tetela in late April 2012. I saw one in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw several in San Juan Raya in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in mid-July, 2012.









Male Scott's Oriole - bird-friends.com
Scott's Oriole, Icterus parisorum (Bolsero Tunero) - The Scott's Oriole is found in dry woodlands and desert scrub outside of Yucatan Mexico. The male has a black head, black back, black wings, white wing bars and yellow underbody. The female has no black, has white wing bars, and is mostly yellow. I saw a single female in Flor del Bosque in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw four outside of El Chico in early March 2011. I saw one male in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011.



Audubon's Oriole - ejphoto.com
Audubon’s Oriole, Icterus graduacauda (Calandria de Audubon) – The Audubon’s Oriole can be found in forests and clearings along the northern Gulf slope and southern Pacific slope.  The male and the female look the same; they have a black head, yellow body, a black tail and black wings. I saw one male at the Reserva Santa Gertrudis in Veracruz in late August 2011. 





Yellow-tailed Oriole - wikipedia
Yellow-tailed Oriole, Icterus mesomelas (Bolsero Coliamarillo) - The Yellow-tailed Oriole is found in forests in southern Gulf and Yucatan Mexico. It is black and yellow and has a yellow tail. I saw one in Tulum in late December 2011.








Streak-backed Oriole - wildnatureimages.com
Streak-backed Oriole, Icterus pustulatus (Calandria Dorsirrayado) - The Streak-backed Oriole can be found in dry woodlands along the Pacific coast of Mexico. The male is orange with a black face mask while the female is yellow with a black face mask. Both have a lightly streaked back. I saw several at Alas Verdes in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in late April 2011. I saw a nesting pair above the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw several on Rio Grande in Santiago Quiotepec in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in early August 2011. I saw several in Zapotitlan Salinas in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reservein early August 2011. I saw one in Bosque la Primavera in Guadalajara and several in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Valsequillo near Tetela  in late November 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw several at the UMA Ejido Santa Cruz, Achichipilco, in early March 2012. I saw several in Tepexi de Rodriguez in the Mixteca Poblana mid-May 2012. I saw several at the Alas Verdes canyon in Tecomovaca, Oaxaca, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve, in mid-June 2011. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012. I saw several in San Juan Raya in the Tehuacan Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve in mid-July, 2012.



Hooded Oriole - wikipedia
Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus (Bolsero Cuculado) - The Hooded Oriole is found throughout Mexico. It has an orange or yellow body, a black face mask. I saw several in the Yucatan in late December 2011.











Altamira Oriole - Jajean
Altamira Oriole, Icterus gularis (Calandria de Altamira) - The Altamira Oriole is a large oriole common in open forests along the southern and Gulf coasts and Yucatan Mexico. It has an orange head, chest, belly and rump, has a black tail, black face mask, and black wings with white coloring. I saw several in La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one in Chiapa de Corzo in mid-March 2012. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.





Male Bullock's Oriole - Wikipedia
Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii (Calandria de Bullock) - The Bullock's Oriole can be found throughout Mexico in forests, dry areas, or even suburbs. The male is mostly orange with a black cap and back and has distinctive white wing patches, while the female is greyer. I first identified a female at Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-January. I saw several in the ravine behind Mision La Muralla in Amealco Queretaro in late March 2011. I saw several at Flor del Bosque in Puebla in early April 2011. I saw one in Aguacate in the Sierra del Tentzo in mid-February 2012. I saw two in Valsequillo in early May 2012.






Male Baltimore Oriole - Wikipedia
Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula (Bolsero de Baltimore) - The Baltimore Oriole is a small oriole common in open forests along the southern and Gulf coasts and Yucatan Mexico. The male has an all-black head, black tail, and black wings with white coloring, an orange chest, belly and rump. The female lacks the black head. I saw two females in La Mancha, Veracruz, in late December 2010. I saw one in Parque Ecologico in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw one at Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011. I saw several near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one in Chiapa de Corzo in mid-March 2012. 




Orchard Oriole - Wikipedia
Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius (Bolsero Castano) - The Orchard Oriole can be found throughout Mexico in forest edges and orchards and is more widespread during northern winters. It has a black head and back, ochre chest, belly and tail, and black wings with white streaks. I first saw this bird at Hotel Mision Los Angeles in Oaxaca in early December 2010. I one at hotel Los Amigos near Lago Sontecomapan in Veracruz in mid-March 2011. I saw one immature near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May 2011. I saw one at the sewer ponds in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw one in Valsequillo in early February 2012. I saw several in Chiapa de Corzo in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Las Guacamayas in Chiapas in mid-March 2012. I saw several in Lacanja Chan Sayab near Bonampak in mid-March 2012. I saw two in Valsequillo in early May 2012. I saw one on Parque Rio Atoyac in late July 2012.



Yellow-winged Cacique - wikipedia
Yellow-winged Cacique, Cacicu melanicterus (Cacique Mexicano) - The Yellow-winged Cacique is common along lowland Pacific coast forests and gardens. It is black, has a yellow beak, yellow wing patches, and yellow tail. I saw two near the sewer ponds in San Blas Nayarit in mid-November 2011. I saw several along the coast in Oaxaca in late June 2012.





Male Red-winged Blackbird
- Wikipedia
Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus (Tordo Sargento) - The Red-winged Blackbird can be found throughout Mexico in fields and grasslands. The male is mostly black with red and yellow wing patches, while the female is brown and lacks the wing patches. I saw hundreds in a flock in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-January 2011.I saw several around Lago Valsequillo in early April 2011. I saw several at Laguna Chapulco in Puebla in mid-April 2011. I continue to see this bird near Valsequillo in Puebla. I saw several in Laguna San Felipe in Puebla in late October 2011.


Yellow-headed Blackbird - wikipedia
Yellow-headed Blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus (Tordo Cabeciamarillo) - The Yellow-headed Blackbird is common in fields in central and northern Mexico during northern winters. The male is all black with a yellow head and the female is brown with a yellow face and throat. I saw one female in Parque Bicentenario in late January 2012. I saw one female in Valsequillo in late March 2012.




Male House Finch - Wikipedia
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus (Fringilido Mexicano) - The House Finch is common in Mexico in just about every habitat, including cities. The male has a bright red face and throat, with a brown, streaked body. The female lacks any red. I first saw a House Finch in Puebla at the SEMARNAT office in early October 2010, and saw many more in the pine trees in Piedra Grande, Huixquilucan, at the end of October, 2010. They have been common in Parque Nacional Cimatario through October and November, 2010. They are also common throughout Puebla.


Breeding Male American Goldfinch
- Wikipedia
American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis (Dominico Americana) - The American Goldfinch can be found  in forest edges in northern and Gulf Coast Mexico during northern winters. The breeding male is bright yellow with black wings and a black cap while the female is much duller in color. The non-breeding male lacks the cap is a much duller yellow. I saw several at the Centro Ecologico San Francisco Asis in Cuetzalan in early February 2011.







Black-headed Siskin - wikipedia
Black-headed Siskin, Carduelis notata (Dominico Cabecinegro) - The Black-headed Siskin is common in wooded areas with scattered pines throughout most of Mexico. It is characterized by a black mask that covers its entire face and head. I saw several near the centro ecoturistico Entrada a la Sierra in early May 2012. saw several in la presa Tejocotal in Hidalgo and in Huauchinango in late June 2012.





Male Lesser Goldfinch
- lesliehawes.com
Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria (Jilguero Menor) - The Lesser Goldfinch is common and widespread in Mexico. It can be found in open woodlands, fields, and city gardens. The male has a bright yellow belly and throat, a lack back that extends to its head, and white wing patches. The female has duller yellow plumage on its belly and olive feathers on its back. I have seen Lesser Goldfinches regularly since arriving in Mexico in mid-August 2010. I saw two in Parque Bicentenario in Puebla in mid-January 2011. I saw several in Parque Ecologico in Puebla in late January 2011. I saw several at the Crater Lake Alchichica in Puebla in mid-February 2011. I saw one in Flor del Bosque in late March 2011. I saw two on Cerro Zapotecas in Cholula in early May 2011.I saw several near a creek in Aguacate, Puebla, in early May 2011. I saw several at a school in Zacatlan, Puebla, in early June 2011. I saw several above the Truchas fish farm in San Baltazar Atlimeyaya near Atlixco in Puebla in late June 2011. I saw several in Atoyatempan in Puebla in mid-July 2011. I saw one in Laguna San Felipe in Puebla in late October 2011.


Pine Siskin - wikipedia
Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus (Dominico Pinero) - The Pine Siskin is a small goldfinch-like bird common pine and other forests in central and northern Mexico, especially during northern winters. It is mostly grey, with yellow on its wings and tail, and streaking on its chest. I saw several in Parque Nacional La Malinche near San Miguel Canoa, Puebla, in mid-April and early June 2012. 





House Sparrow - Wikipedia
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus (Gorrion Domestico) - The House Sparrow was introduced from Europe and now flourishes in towns and cities throughout Mexico and the US. It is distinguished by a black face mask that extends to its chest.  I have seen House Finch in great numbers in all towns and cities I have visited since arriving in Mexico in mid-August 2010.





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