Friday, February 17, 2012

Feb 7, 2012 Trip Report - West Side of Lake Patzcuaro

It's been awhile since I've posted a trip report.  It's about time.....

Two birders from the Pacific Northwest (Joe M. and Ann D. of Bellingham, Washington), wanted to see some birds before a meditation retreat at Casa Werma.  They met me at  the bridge to Jaracuaro and afterwards we stopped at my house to see hummers and orioles and then birded La Estacion near Erongaricuaro and Columpio near La Zarzamora.  

Birds seen/heard....if my count is correct, there should be 87 species:

Least grebe (a new species seen from the bridge)
Pied-billed grebe
Tricolored heron
Little blue heron
Snowy egret
Cattle egret
White-faced ibis
Green-winged teal
Mallard ( Mexican duck)
Cinnamon teal
Black vulture
Turkey vulture
Red-tailed hawk (we spotted both dark and light morphs)
American kestrel
Common moorhen
American coot
Black-necked stilt
Long-billed dowitcher
Least sandpiper
Mourning dove (large flocks, more than 100. None of us had seen this many doves at once.)
Inca dove
Barn owl
Broad-billed hummingbird
White-eared hummingbird
Berylline hummingbird
Blue-throated hummingbird
Magnificent hummingbird
Mountain trogon
Acorn woodpecker
Ladder-backed woodpecker
Pileated flycatcher (a new species for La Estacion)
Tufted flycatcher
Pine flycatcher
Black phoebe
Vermilion flycatcher
Cassin's kingbird
Roby-crowned kinglet
Gray silky-flycatcher
Marsh wren
Blue mockingbird (one was mimicking a chestnut-sided shrike-vireo after hearing my recording)
Esatern bluebird
Western bluebird (only the second sighting in this area for me)
Orange-billed nightingale-thrush
American robin
Blue-gray gnatcatcher
Mexican chickadee
Bridled titmouse
Common raven
House sparrow
House finch
Lesser goldfinch
Olive warbler
Orange-crowned warbler
Crescent-chested warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Black-throated gray warbler
Townsend's warbler
Hermit warbler
Common yellowthroat
Black-polled yellowthroat
Wilson's warbler
Red-faced warbler
Red warbler
Painted redstart
Slate-throated redstart
Rufous-capped warbler
Hepatic tanager
Cinnamon-bellied flowerpiercer
Hybrid towhee (Spotted x Collared)
Canyon towhee
Rusty sparrow
Chipping sparrow
Song sparrow
Lincoln's sparrow
Yellow-eyed junco
Black-headed grosbeak
Indigo bunting
Red-winged blackbird
Yellow-headed blackbird
Brown-headed cowbird
Hooded oriole
Bullock's oriole
Black-backed oriole
Black-vented oriole (photo below was taken at my feeder)

1 comment:

Tracy Novinger said...

Great to see this report, Georgia. T.