ROUTE 175 north & LIST


Region (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit ( 6-7th November, 2004)

Birding Site Guide

This site was reached by taking the same bus as for the previous site but getting off 10km before at km 202. From here 5km down to km 207 there is scrubby habitat by the road side as well as further back where Oaxaca Sparrow and Pileated Flycatcher can be seen. Further down at km 210 a side road heads up to a reservoir that I checked briefly on 6th November. I did not see either of my 2 target species (despite searching extensively for 2 days) which are apparently easy to find when calling in the breeding season but difficult in winter. I saw 60 species including 6 lifers. 

Species seen 

  • Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  • Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  • Mourning Dove ? Zenaida macroura
  • White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  • Inca Dove Columbina inca
  • White-tipped Dove h Leptotila verreauxi
  • Dusky Hummingbird Cynanthus sordidus Endemic
  • Berylline Hummingbird Saucerottia beryllina
  • Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  • Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata
  • Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
  • Western Wood-Pewee ? Contopus sordidulus
  • Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
  • Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis
  • Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
  • Dusky-capped Flycatcher ? Myiarchus tuberculifer
  • Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans
  • Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  • Gray Silky-flycatcher Ptilogonys cinereus
  • Blue Mockingbird Melanotis caerulescens Endemic
  • Brown-backed Solitaire h Myadestes occidentalis
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  • Common Raven Corvus corax
  • Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus
  • Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii
  • Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
  • Golden Vireo Vireo hypochryseus Endemic
  • Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
  • Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
  • Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
  • Townsend's Warbler Dendroica townsendi
  • MacGillivray's Warbler Oporornis tolmiei
  • Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
  • Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus
  • Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
  • Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava
  • Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  • Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
  • Rufous-capped Brush-Finch Atlapetes pileatus Endemic
  • Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  • White-throated Towhee Pipilo albicollis Endemic
  • Bridled Sparrow Aimophila mystacalis Endemic
  • Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  • Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
  • Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  • Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor
  • Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  • Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus
  • Baltimore Oriole ? Icterus galbula
  • Black-vented Oriole Icterus wagleri
  • Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse