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Best Time for visit (21st-22nd November, 2004)


Birding Site Guide

This site can be visited in a day trip from Matias Romero, a decent size town with a couple of hotels. I stayed in the big blue one for N$118 for a single. A bus leaves around 06.00 from the terminal which can drop you at Boca del Monte at the start of the Uxpanapa road. Some combis pass along this unpaved road but they only leave when they are full. It took about an hour to get along the 41km to the bridge mentioned in the site guide. There are a few patches worth checking as you walk back towards Boca del Monte. Some of the remaining patches have only been preserved as they are full of huge limestone rocks. You need to explore these for the vulnerable endemic Nava's Wren which I failed to see. The second day I tried a closer patch at about 26km along but with no success. General birding is excellent in the area though and I even saw a few mammals like coati and agouti. 71 species including 10 lifers. 

Species seen

  • Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  • Green Heron Butorides virescens
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • White Hawk Leucopternis albicollis
  • Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
  • (Northern) Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  • Plain Chachalaca h Ortalis vetula
  • Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa
  • Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  • Short-billed Pigeon h Patagioenas nigrirostris
  • Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  • Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
  • Inca Dove Columbina inca
  • White-tipped Dove h Leptotila verreauxi
  • White-crowned Parrot Pionus senilis
  • Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis
  • Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  • Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Little Hermit?) Phaeochroa cuvierii
  • Long-tailed Sabrewing h Campylopterus excellens Endemic Near-threatened
  • Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
  • Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus
  • Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  • Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
  • Plain Xenops Xenops minutus
  • Northern Bentbill ? Oncostoma cinereigulare
  • Yellow-olive Flycatcher Tolmomyias sulphurescens
  • Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Myiobius sulphureipygius
  • Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • Couch's Kingbird ? Tyrannus couchii
  • Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
  • Rough-winged Swallow sp. Stelgidopteryx sp.
  • Spot-breasted Wren Thryothorus maculipectus
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • White-bellied Wren Uropsila leucogastra
  • White-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucosticta
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  • Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio
  • White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  • Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
  • Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
  • Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
  • Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
  • Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
  • Blackburnian Warbler ? Dendroica fusca
  • Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  • American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  • Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
  • Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
  • Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  • Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
  • Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
  • Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus
  • Rufous-capped Warbler Basileuterus rufifrons
  • Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
  • Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
  • Red-throated Ant-Tanager Habia fuscicauda
  • Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  • Yellow-throated Euphonia Euphonia hirundinacea
  • Olive-backed Euphonia Euphonia gouldi
  • Blue-black Grassquit ? Volatinia jacarina
  • Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina
  • White-collared Seedeater Sporophila torqueola
  • Orange-billed Sparrow Arremon aurantiirostris
  • Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  • Melodious Blackbird Dives dives
  • Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  • Montezuma Oropendola Gymnostinops montezuma

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse