In March, Hugo introduced me to La Estacion, the old train station near Eronga. His father worked for the railroad for 30 years, so he has spent much time here. His father passed away a few years ago, and there is a special place in Hugo's heart for La Estacion. It is also an especially good place for birds. Each time we visit the area, we find Elegant trogon, an exciting species no doubt for most birders. We also add a new species to our list with each visit. For example, today we watched a family of Slate-throated redstarts. Although not a new species, we were able to watch the adults busily feeding youngsters and teaching them to forage. This was the first time I saw baby redstarts. Without the adults nearby and without the tell-tale fanning of their tails, it would have been a trying time for me to identify the juveniles.
After the photos, you will find a list of all birds we've seen these past months.
Here is a list of species seen at La Estacion since March:
Red-tailed hawk (dark morph)
Northern rough-winged swallow
Black-throated gray warbler
Hybrid towhee (Collared x Spotted)
Bullock's oriole (Abeille's)