Saturday, June 28, 2008

Jarácuaro Bridge & Arocutín Ejido Land

BIRD LIST for Saturday, 28 June 2008, 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Today Georgia Conti shared two nearby birding spots, as well as her expertise and good company, with Glen and me. It was a beautiful, crisp morning.

Jarácuaro Bridge

From Pátzcuaro, take the road around the southwest side of Lake Pátzcuaro toward Erongarícuaro. When you come to Jarácuaro, turn right (toward lake) and drive to bridge. There is very little traffic and we parked on the bridge. There are two bee hives in bridge crevices, but the bees did not bother us.

Pie-billed Grebe (faded vertical bill stripe)
Great White Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
White-faced Ibis
Mexican Duck (Mallard)
Blue-winged Teal
Turkey Vulture
Common Moorhen
Northern Jacana (Mesoamericana)
Mourning Dove
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher (coloration here is splotchy and pale)
Cassin's Kingbird
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Curve-billed Thrasher
Black-polled Yellowthroat (endemic)
White-collared Seedeater
Song Sparrow
Red-Winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Lesser Goldfinch

Arocutín Ejido Land

Arocutín is between Jaracuaro and Erongarícuaro on the southwest side of Lake Pátzcuaro. We took a left on a little diagonal road that goes uphill (away from the lake) and drove a short distance onto ejido land.

Eastern Bluebird
Chipping Sparrow
Abeille's/Black-backed Oriole (endemic)
House Finch
Cassin's Finch

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