Monday, August 18, 2008


Well, I had heard of Book Birders, but now I hear there is a related species:

Check this out. Thanks, Georgia.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Updated Bird Checklist

The August 12 Patzcuaro Birding Club field trip to Rio Corucha
got a "good look" at the Squirrel Cuckoo this time, for a positive ID.
Visit Patzcuaro Birder for field trip details.

The 15 August 2008 updates to the BIRDS OF PÁTZCUARO-MORELIA REGION, MICHOACÁN, MEXICO checklist and the BIRDING SITE KEY are available online as of today.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

UK Geographers Bird in Patzcuaro

Birding activity in Pátzcuaro continually increases.Georgia Conti of Patzcuaro recently took three UK geographer/birders to some of our favorite birding spots: Rancho Madroño, Zarzamora, and the bridge to Jarácuaro. The day yielded a count of 60 birds. A favorite was the Slate-throated Redstart.

On a subsequent day, further birding south in the Tacámbaro area brought good rewards, including a number of lifers, among which was the Greenish Elaenia.

Click here: Live in Patzcuaro

Monday, August 4, 2008

Seeking Swifts at Tzararácua

Aaaah....Tzararácua Falls.

On Monday, 11 August 2008, the Pátzcuaro Birding Club will leave at 9:00 AM to seek swifts and other birds at Tzararácua Falls, just south of Uruapan. Swifts are the most aerial of birds, the essence of birdness, and some even sleep and mate on the wing. For more information on this field trip see

Tzararácua is good for birding, hikes, picnics, and there is even a tirolesa--a zip line.