Valentin Imperial Maya – Resort birding

My wife and I stayed at the same resort this year as we did last year. The Valentin Imperial Maya is in the Riveria Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula. It is a large resort that is surrounded by a large area of mexican scrub land and a few marshes. I was there for 6 nights and managed to get about an hour or two of birding in every day. It amazes me this time of year how many wintering species from North America are on this resort. I saw:

  1. N Paurla warbler
  2. Yellow Warbler
  3. Black and White Warbler
  4. Common Yellowthroat
  5. Ovenbird
  6. American Redstart
  7. Wilson’s Warbler
  8. Magnolia Warbler
  9. Bay-breasted warbler
  10. Yellow-throated warbler
  11. Hooded Warbler
  12. Wood Thrush
  13. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  14. Black-bellied Plover
  15. Summer Tanager
  16. Gray Catbird

Total species on the resort was 64. Not too bad since I only birded an hour a day and spent the rest of the time drinking Margaritas and enjoying the sun.

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Black-cowled Oriole

Black-cowled Oriole

Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover

Black-necked Stilts with Crocodile

Black-necked Stilts with Crocodile

Cavirnet's Emerald - female

Cavirnet’s Emerald – female

Plain Chacalaca

Plain Chacalaca

Painted Bunting - female

Painted Bunting – female

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Grayish Saltator

Grayish Saltator

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee

Hooded Warbler - soft image but only shot I could get of the several that I saw

Hooded Warbler – soft image but only shot I could get of the several that I saw

Yucatan Jay stopping by for breakfast

Yucatan Jay stopping by for breakfast

Great Kiskadee visiting my balcony

Great Kiskadee visiting my balcony

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Melodius Blackbird

Melodius Blackbird

Northern Parula

Northern Parula

Ferriginous Pygmy Owl

Ferriginous Pygmy Owl

Rose-throated Bicard

Rose-throated Bicard

Rose-throated Bicard

Rose-throated Bicard

Ruddy Ground Dove

Ruddy Ground Dove

Social Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Tropical Mockingbird

Tropical Mockingbird

White-fronted Parrot

White-fronted Parrot

Yellow warbler

Yellow warbler

Yellow-billed Cacique

Yellow-billed Cacique

Yellow-tailed Oriole

Yellow-tailed Oriole

Yucatan Jay - Juvenile transitioning to adult plumage

Yucatan Jay – Juvenile transitioning to adult plumage

Yucatan Vireo

Yucatan Vireo

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