VERACRUZ (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (24th September, 2004)


Birding Site Guide

Boca Del Rio is a river mouth about 10km South of Veracruz. It is easily reached by public bus from the city. Veracruz is a nice but very hot town with plenty of places to stay and to eat. The plaza seems very lively with music in the evenings. Many sea and costal birds can be seen by walking along the edge of the river towards the sea. 18 species including 7 lifers. 

Species seen

  • Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  • Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  • Great Egret Ardea alba
  • Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
  • Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  • Sanderling Calidris alba
  • Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
  • Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
  • Rock Dove Columba livia Introduced species
  • Inca Dove Columbina inca
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  • Tropical Kingbird? Tyrannus melancholicus
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  • Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse