For the weekend of March 2-4, Hazel and Ryon came over from Joco (short for Jocotepec, which is on the shore of Lake Chapala). They're the ones who instigated last year's trip to Colima. See previous posting about that trip if you're interested in the birds of Colima.
Sorry, there are no photos this time, just data re birds seen/heard (not in taxonomic order). I was busy watching birds....oh so lazy......
For me, the best bird of the trip was found at the top of Cerro Burro. A hybrid hummingbird: Magnificient x Berylline. I've been asked to head back to the mountain to try for a photo. Watch for another post if I succeed, even with my point and shoot camera.
Location - Rio Corucha:
Northern rough-winged swallow
White-napped swifts (somebody had cut a path to the top of the waterfall - this was my first opportunity to see the cascada, so now I know how to get there in the future when the plants are too overgrown to see the waterfall.)
Location - Arroyo Frio
Location - Cerro Hueco:
White-crowned sparrow (I didn't see or hear this bird. I am not counting it on my list even tho' it would be a new Mexican bird for me....But Ryon insisted that's what he saw and he was insistent about it since it's seen at Lake Chapala.)
Blue-black grassquit (basic plumage)
Northern rough-winged sparrow
Blue gray gnatcatcher
Location - road to Tecurio
? empid ?Least
Location - Cerro Burro:
Hybrid towhee (Spotted x Collared)
Hybrid hummingbird (Magnficent x Berylline) near top of Cerro Burro