Mexico – Non birding trip

The wife and I escaped to Mexico for 5 nights and returned on Thursday… It was not a birding trip, but I still managed to get a little bit of birding in at the resort.. We were at the Valentin Imperial Maya in Riveria Maya, south of Cancun… It was very interesting seeing the bird life on the resort in January… there were many birds from the US and Canada that were wintering in the area…   Every morning and evening the flock of Yucatan Jays would come to our balcony looking for handouts… I found 3 Ferruginous Pygmy Owls on the Resort and one like to call from the trees right near our balcony. Such an amazing owl… At 6 inches they are amazing to see. We saw some very large bats one night right after the rain at dusk… there wingspan was over a foot and they were flying right around our heads… they were fascinating.. they would land on the tree branches and hang upside down for a second or two and then take off flying around us…

Some of the highlights below

  • American Redstart
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Yellow-throated Warbler
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Summer Tanager
  • Western Sandpipers
  • Black-bellied Plover
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Sanderlings
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Wilson’s Warbler
  • White-eyed Vireo

Mexican and resident birds

  • Brown Pelican
  • Magnificent Frigatebirds
  • Royal Tern
  • Yucatan Jay
  • Green Jay
  • White-winged Dove
  • Eurasian collared Dove
  • Great Kiskadee
  • Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
  • Melodious Blackbird
  • Yellow-tailed Oriole
  • Altimara Oriole
  • Hooded Oriole
  • Plain Chachalaca
  • Cinnamon Hummingbird
  • Unidentified Parrots
  • Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Black Vulture
  • Ringed Kingfisher
  • vaux swift
Altamira Oriole

Altamira Oriole

Altamira Oriole

Altamira Oriole

Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover

Plain Chachalaca

Plain Chachalaca

Eurasian collared Dove

Eurasian collared Dove

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole

Iquana

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Marsh little blue

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Tropical Mockingbird

Tropical Mockingbird

Tropical Mockingbird

Tropical Mockingbird

Tropical Mockingbird

Tropical Mockingbird

White-eyed Vireo

White-eyed Vireo

Yellow-tailed Vireo

Yellow-tailed Thrush

 

Yellow-throated Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Yucatan Jay

Yucatan Jay

Yucatan Jay

Yucatan Jay

Yucatan Jay

Yucatan Jay

Yucatan Woodpecker

Yucatan Woodpecker

Yucatan Woodpecker

Yucatan Woodpecker

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