Sunday, July 20, 2008

Back to Rio Corucha and Arroyo Frio

I found this great photo of a Chachalaca by geoffreyjp on flickr.

Sunday afternoon a fivesome of us birded south of Tacámbaro. We enjoyed the company of Wayne and Susan C. of San Miguel de Allende. At Tacambaro we really dropped into the Tierra Caliente with a marked rise in temperature (we were hot!) and a change in vegetation. We visited our Rio Corucha and Arroyo Frio sites.

Highlights were seeing a Russet-crowned MotMot and a West Mexican Chachalaca at Arroyo Frio. A Squirrel Cuckoo is "suspected" at Rio Corucha, but confirmation must await more than a fast flash glimpse.


David Haun said...

Hola, My error has caused my previous posts here to be lost, so here goes again. The Green Violet-ear hummingbird was just spotted here in Austin. Rare in this area, there has only been one location with ten sightings. This green violet-ear is native to Mexico. Has anyone seen them in the Patzcuaro area? Saludos, David

Tracy Novinger said...

David, Yes, we have the Green Violet-ear Hummingbird in this area. Specifically, it was seen at our Corazón de Durazno location 10Jul08. See Thank you for your interest.

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