EL PORVENIR Route 175 south & LIST


OAXACA (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography 2,100-2,500m 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (9-10th November, 2004) 

Birding Site Guide

This site was reached by taking the 05.00 bus from Pochutla towards Oaxaca and getting off at km 160. This took about 2 and half hours. From km 160 I birded along the main road heading n and turned left onto a logging road after a km or so. The gate was shut but it was easy to walk around the edge. The first day I went along the road for about 2km and the second for about 5km. The habitat was pine forest or mixed pine and oak and the altitude was between 2,100-2,500m. White-throated Jay has been seen along this road but I did not see it. I saw 57 species including 7 lifers. 

Species seen 

  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
  • Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus
  • White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis
  • Blue-throated Hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae
  • Garnet-throated Hummingbird Lamprolaima rhami
  • Bumblebee Hummingbird Atthis heloisa Endemic
  • Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  • Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  • Spot-crowned Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes affinis
  • Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata
  • Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus
  • Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
  • Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
  • Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
  • Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  • Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
  • Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Catharus frantzii
  • Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  • Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  • Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  • Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  • Slaty Vireo Vireo brevipennis Endemic
  • Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii
  • Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
  • Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
  • Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo Vireolanius melitophrys
  • Olive Warbler Peucedramus taeniatus
  • Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
  • Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
  • Crescent-chested Warbler Parula superciliosa
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
  • Townsend's Warbler Dendroica townsendi
  • Hermit Warbler Dendroica occidentalis
  • Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  • Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
  • MacGillivray's Warbler Oporornis tolmiei
  • Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
  • Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
  • Red Warbler Ergaticus ruber Endemic
  • Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus
  • Slate-throated Redstart Myioborus miniatus
  • Golden-browed Warbler Basileuterus belli
  • Common Bush-Tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus
  • Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava
  • Rufous-capped Brush-Finch Atlapetes pileatus Endemic
  • Collared Towhee Pipilo ocai Endemic
  • Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  • Yellow-eyed Junco Junco phaeonotus
  • Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
  • Short-tailed Hawk ? Buteo brachyurus
  • Brown-backed Solitaire h Myadestes occidentalis

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse