Appendix A.  Bird List - 601 Species

Bert & Shari Frenz, 2003 All rights reserved.

On the last birding days at La Pesca we worked hard at breaking a milestone. In prior years our caravan birders broke the 400-species barrier, just barely. When I first laid out the new route that included both central and eastern Mexico, as well as more territory in Belize, I knew we would be exploring additional biogeography. My goal was to break the 500-species barrier. That number was reached early in this trip, so after that I was content with just birding and seeing new species occasionally. But as we crossed over into Tamaulipas with 590 species, we were approaching another centennial milestone. At Tampico we added two more to the list, leaving eight as the target for La Pesca. In fact, we found nine additional species, bringing our grand total to 601 species, of which 544 were in Mexico and 314 in Belize. (The combined AOU list for the two countries is 1091, so our group found 55% of that total).

Of these, Coen identified 535 and Brenda had 525. Chris and May had around 530 species. Lee must have been in this range as well, but he does not keep a list. My own total came to 503 species, a number I am quite happy with, given the time I spent on non-birding activities. Birders who have traveled extensively through Mexico and Central America still managed to see 35-60 life birds on the trip. For the newcomers to these birding areas, probably everyone found over 100 life birds and at least two birders added 200+ to their life lists. But not everything is numbers and, in fact, many of the birders didn't keep lists and just enjoyed seeing the beautiful and unusual birds and studying them at leisure.

List includes 601 species plus 29 additional forms, morphs and subspecies (marked with askerisk)

Tinamous
Tinamou, Great
   Little
   Thicket
   Slaty-breasted
Grebes
Grebe, Least
   Pied-billed
   Eared
Boobies
Booby, Brown
Pelicans
Pelican, American White
   Brown
Cormorants
Cormorant, Neotropic
   Double-crested
Anhingas
Anhinga
Frigatebirds
Frigatebird, Magnificent
Herons, Egrets & Bitterns
Bittern, Pinnated
   American
   Least
Tiger-Heron, Bare-throated
Heron, Great Blue
Egret, Great
   Snowy
Heron, Little Blue
   Tricolored
Egret, Reddish
   Cattle
Heron, Green
   Agami
Night-Heron, Black-crowned
   Yellow-crowned
Heron, Boat-billed
Ibis & Spoonbills
Ibis, White
   White-faced
Spoonbill, Roseate
Storks
Jabiru
Stork, Wood
New World Vultures
Vulture, Black
   Turkey
   Lesser Yellow-headed
   King
Waterfowl
Whistling-Duck, Black-bellied
   Fulvous
Goose, Greater White-fronted
Duck, Muscovy
Gadwall
Wigeon, American
Teal, Blue-winged
   Cinnamon
Shoveler, Northern
Teal, Green-winged
Duck, Ring-necked
Scaup, Lesser
Duck, Ruddy
Hawks, Eagles & Kites
Osprey
Kite, Gray-headed
   Hook-billed
   Swallow-tailed
   White-tailed
   Snail
   Double-toothed
   Mississippi
   Plumbeous
Hawk, Black-collared
Harrier, Northern
Hawk, Sharp-shinned
   Cooper's
   Crane
   White
   Gray
Black-Hawk, Common
   Great
Hawk, Harris's
   Roadside
   Red-shouldered
   Broad-winged
   Short-tailed (light phase)
   Short-tailed (dark phase)*
   Swainson's
   White-tailed
   Zone-tailed
   Red-tailed
   Red-tailed (Fuertes)*
   Red-tailed (Western dark phase rufous morph)*
   Ferruginous
Hawk-Eagle, Black-and-white
   Black
   Ornate
Falcons & Caracaras
Forest-Falcon, Barred
   Collared
Caracara, Crested
Falcon, Laughing
Kestrel, American
Merlin
Falcon, Aplomado
   Bat
   Peregrine
Chachalacas & Allies
Chachalaca, Plain
   West Mexican
Guan, Crested
Curassow, Great
Turkeys
Turkey, Ocellated
New World Quails
Quail, Scaled
   Banded
Wood-Quail, Spotted
Rails & Coots
Wood-Rail, Gray-necked
Sora
Gallinule, Purple
Moorhen, Common
Coot, American
Sungrebes
Sungrebe
Limpkin
Limpkin
Thick-knees
Thick-knee, Double-striped
Plovers
Plover, Black-bellied
Plover, Snowy
   Wilson's
   Semipalmated
Killdeer
Oystercatchers
Oystercatcher, American
Avocets & Stilts
Stilt, Black-necked
Avocet, American
Jacanas
Jacana, Northern
Sandpipers
Yellowlegs, Greater
   Lesser
Sandpiper, Solitary
Willet
Sandpiper, Spotted
Whimbrel
Curlew, Long-billed
Godwit, Marbled
Turnstone, Ruddy
Sanderling
Sandpiper, Western
   Least
Dowitcher, Short-billed
Snipe, Wilson's
Gulls & Terns
Gull, Laughing
   Bonaparte's
   Heermann's
   Ring-billed
   Herring
   Glaucous
Tern, Gull-billed
   Caspian
   Royal
   Elegant
   Sandwich
   Common
Skimmer, Black
Pigeons & Doves
Dove, Rock
Pigeon, Pale-vented
   Scaled
   White-crowned
   Red-billed
   Band-tailed
   Short-billed
Dove, White-winged
   Mourning
   Inca
Ground-Dove, Common
   Plain-breasted
   Ruddy
   Blue
Dove, White-tipped
   Gray-fronted {Gray-headed}
   Caribbean
   Gray-chested
Quail-Dove, Ruddy
Parrots & Macaws
Parakeet, Green
   Olive-throated {Aztec} [vicinialis]
   Olive-throated {Aztec} [astec]*
   Orange-fronted
Macaw, Scarlet
Parrot, Brown-hooded
   White-crowned
   White-fronted
   Red-crowned
   Red-lored
   Mealy
   Yellow-headed [oratrix]
   Yellow-headed [belizensis]*
Old World Cuckoos
Cuckoo, Mangrove
   Squirrel
   Striped
Ground-Cuckoo, Lesser
Roadrunner, Lesser
   Greater
Ani, Groove-billed
Owls
Screech-Owl, Pacific
Owl, Great Horned
Pygmy-Owl, Northern {Mountain}
   Central American
   Colima
   Ferruginous
Owl, Mottled
   Black-and-white
   Spotted
Nightjars
Nighthawk, Lesser
Pauraque, Common
Nightjar, Tawny-collared
   Yucatan
Potoos
Potoo, Northern
Swifts
Swift, Black
   White-collared
   Vaux's
   White-throated
   Lesser Swallow-tailed
Hummingbirds
Hermit, Long-tailed
   Long-tailed {Mexican}*
   Little
Hummingbird, Scaly-breasted
Sabrewing, Wedge-tailed
   Violet
Jacobin, White-necked
Violet-ear, Green
Mango, Green-breasted
Coquette, Black-crested
Emerald, Canivet's
Hummingbird, Dusky
   Broad-billed [latirostris]
   Broad-billed {Doubleday's} *
   White-eared
Emerald, White-bellied
Hummingbird, Berylline
   Rufous-tailed
   Buff-bellied [chalconota]
   Buff-bellied [yucatanensis]*
   Cinnamon
   Violet-crowned
   Stripe-tailed
   Blue-throated
   Magnificent
Fairy, Purple-crowned
Starthroat, Long-billed
Hummingbird, Beautiful
   Ruby-throated
   Black-chinned
   Broad-tailed
   Rufous
Trogons
Trogon, Black-headed
   Citreoline
   Violaceous
   Mountain
   Elegant
   Collared
   Slaty-tailed
Motmots
Motmot, Russet-crowned
   Blue-crowned [coeruliceps]
   Blue-crowned [lessonii]*
   Turquoise-browed
Kingfishers
Kingfisher, Ringed
   Belted
   Amazon
   Green
   American Pygmy
Puffbirds
Puffbird, White-whiskered
Jacamars
Jacamar, Rufous-tailed
Toucans
Toucanet, Emerald
Aracari, Collared
Toucan, Keel-billed
Woodpeckers
Woodpecker, Acorn [lineatus]
   Acorn [formicivorus]*
   Black-cheeked
   Golden-cheeked
   Gray-breasted
   Red-vented/Yucatan[rubricomus]
   Golden-fronted [aurifrons]
   Golden-fronted [polygrammus]*
   Golden-fronted [dubius]*
Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied
Woodpecker,Ladder-backed[azelus]
   Ladder-backed [scalaris]*
   Hairy
   Strickland's
   Smoky-brown
   Golden-olive
   Gray-crowned
Flicker, Northern (Red-shafted)
Woodpecker, Chestnut-colored
   Lineated [similis]
   Pale-billed
Furnarids
Spinetail, Rufous-breasted
Foliage-gleaner, Buff-throated
Xenops, Plain
Leaftosser, Scaly-throated
Woodcreepers
Woodcreeper, Tawny-winged
   Ruddy
   Olivaceous
   Wedge-billed
Barred-Woodcreeper,N.[sanctithomae]
   Northern [sheffleri]*
Woodcreeper, Ivory-billed
   White-striped
   Streak-headed
   Spot-crowned
Antbirds
Antshrike, Great
   Barred
Antwren, Dot-winged
Antbird, Dusky
Anthrushes & Antpittas
Antthrush, Black-faced {Mexican}
Tyrant Flycatchers
Tyrannulet, Yellow-bellied
Beardless-Tyrannulet, Northern
Elaenia, Greenish
   Yellow-bellied
Flycatcher, Ochre-bellied
   Sepia-capped
Bentbill, Northern
Tody-Flycatcher, Slate-headed
   Common
Flatbill, Eye-ringed
Flycatcher, Yellow-olive
Spadebill, Stub-tailed
Flycatcher, Royal
   Ruddy-tailed
   Sulphur-rumped
   Pileated
   Tufted
   Olive-sided
Pewee, Greater
   Tropical
Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied
   Least
   Hammond's
   Gray
   Dusky
   Pine
   Pacific-slope
   Cordilleran
   Buff-breasted
Phoebe, Black
   Eastern
   Say's
Flycatcher, Vermilion
Attila, Bright-rumped [gaumeri]
Mourner, Rufous
Flycatcher, Yucatan
   Dusky-capped
   Ash-throated
   Nutting's
   Great Crested
   Brown-crested
Kiskadee, Great
Flycatcher, Boat-billed
   Social
   Piratic
Kingbird, Tropical
   Couch's
   Cassin's
   Thick-billed
   Western
Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed
   Fork-tailed
Schiffornis/Mourner, Thrush-like
Piha, Rufous
Becard, Cinnamon
   Rose-throated [sumichrasti]
   Rose-throated [aglaiae]*
Tityra, Masked
   Black-crowned
Manakins
Manakin, White-collared
   Red-capped
Shrikes
Shrike, Loggerhead
Vireos & Allies
Vireo, Slaty
   White-eyed
   Mangrove
   Bell's
   Dwarf
   Yellow-throated
   Plumbeous
   Cassin's
   Blue-headed
   Hutton's
   Golden
   Warbling
   Philadelphia
Greenlet, Tawny-crowned
   Lesser
Shrike-Vireo, Chestnut-sided
   Green
Peppershrike, Rufous-browed
Crows & Jays
Jay, Steller's
Magpie-Jay, White-throated
Jay, Green [luxuosa]
   Green [Sierra de la Tuxtlas]*
   Brown [morio]
   Brown [fuliginosus]*
   Yucatan
   Dwarf
Scrub-Jay, Western
Jay, Mexican / Gray-breasted
Crow, Tamaulipas
Raven, Chihuahuan
   Common / Northern
Swallows
Martin, Gray-breasted
Swallow, Tree
   Mangrove
   Violet-green
   Northern Rough-winged
   N. Rough-winged {Ridgway's}*
   Bank
   Barn
Tits & Allies
Chickadee, Mexican
Titmouse, Bridled
   Black-crested
Long-tailed Tits
Bushtit (Black-eared)
Nuthatches
Nuthatch, White-breasted
   Pygmy
Creepers
Creeper, Brown
Wrens
Wren, Band-backed
   Gray-barred
   Rufous-naped
   Spotted
   Boucard's
   Cactus
   Rock
   Canyon
   Spot-breasted
   Banded
   Carolina
   Happy
   Bewick's
   House (Northern)
   House (Brown-throated)*
   House (Southern)*
   Marsh
   White-bellied
Wood-Wren, White-breasted
   Gray-breasted
Dippers
Dipper, American
Kinglets
Kinglet, Golden-crowned
   Ruby-crowned
Old World Warblers
Gnatwren, Long-billed
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray
   Black-tailed
   White-lored
   Tropical
Thrushes
Bluebird, Eastern
   Western
   Mountain
Solitaire, Brown-backed
Nightingale-Thrush, Orange-billed
   Russet
   Ruddy-capped
Thrush, Swainson's
   Hermit
   Wood
Robin, Clay-colored
   White-throated [leucauchen]
   Rufous-backed
   American
Thrush, Aztec
Mockingbirds & Thrashers
Catbird, Gray
   Black
Mockingbird, Northern
   Tropical
Thrasher, Sage
   Long-billed
   Ocellated
   Curve-billed
   Crissal
Mockingbird, Blue
Starlings
Starling, European
Pipits
Pipit, American
Waxwings
Waxwing, Cedar
Silky-flycatchers
Silky-flycatcher, Gray / Silky, Gray
Olive warbler
Warbler, Olive
New World Warblers
Warbler, Blue-winged
   Tennessee
   Orange-crowned
   Nashville
   Virginia's
   Colima
   Crescent-chested
Parula, Northern
   Tropical
Warbler, Yellow
   Yellow (Mangrove)*
   Chestnut-sided
   Magnolia
   Yellow-rumped (Myrtle)
   Yellow-rumped (Audubon's)*
   Black-throated Gray
   Black-throated Green
   Townsend's
   Hermit
   Yellow-throated
   Grace's
   Palm
   Black-and-white
Redstart, American
Warbler, Worm-eating
Ovenbird
Waterthrush, Northern
   Louisiana
Warbler, Kentucky
   MacGillivray's
Yellowthroat, Common
   Altamira
   Gray-crowned
Warbler, Hooded
   Wilson's
   Red-faced
   Red [ruber]
Redstart, Painted
   Slate-throated
Warbler, Golden-crowned
   Rufous-capped [jouyi]
   Rufous-capped [salvini]*
   Golden-browed
Chat, Yellow-breasted
   Gray-throated
Bananaquit
Bananaquit
Tanagers
Tanager, Gray-headed
Shrike-Tanager, Black-throated
Ant-Tanager, Red-crowned
   Red-throated
Tanager, Hepatic
   Summer
   Western
   White-winged
   Crimson-collared
   Passerini's / Scarlet-rumped
   Blue-gray
   Yellow-winged
Euphonia, Scrub [affinis]
   Yellow-throated
   Elegant / Blue-headed
   Olive-backed
Tanager, Golden-hooded
Honeycreeper, Green
   Red-legged
Sparrows & Allies
Grassquit, Blue-black
Seedeater, Variable
   White-collared [sharpei]
   White-collared [moreletti]*
   White-collared / Moreletti*
   White-collared(Cinnamon-rumped)[torqueola]*
   Ruddy-breasted
Seed-Finch, Thick-billed
Grassquit, Yellow-faced
Flowerpiercer, Cinnamon-bellied
Yellow-Finch, Grassland
Brush-Finch, Rufous-capped
   Chestnut-capped (Plain-breasted)
   Green-striped
Sparrow, Orange-billed
   Olive [rufivirgatus]
   Olive [verticalis]*
   Green-backed
Ground-Sparrow, Rusty-crowned
Towhee, Green-tailed
   Collared
   Spotted [maculatus]
   Eastern/Olive-backed [macronyx]
   White-throated
   Canyon
Sparrow, Stripe-headed
   Black-chested
   Bridled
   Cinnamon-tailed / Sumichrast's
   Rufous-crowned
   Oaxaca
   Striped
   Chipping
   Clay-colored
   Brewer's
   Worthen's
   Black-chinned
   Vesper
   Lark
   Black-throated
Bunting, Lark
Sparrow, Savannah
   Grasshopper
   Sierra Madre
   Song
   Lincoln's
   Swamp
   White-crowned
Junco, Yellow-eyed / Mexican
Siskins, Crossbills & Allies
Finch, Cassin's
   House
Crossbill, Red
Siskin, Pine
   Black-headed
Goldfinch, Lesser
   American
Grosbeak, Hooded
Grosbeaks & Am. Buntings
Saltator, Grayish
   Buff-throated [magnoides]
   Black-headed [atriceps]
   Black-headed [suffuscus]*
Grosbeak, Black-faced
   Crimson-collared
Cardinal, Northern
Pyrrhuloxia
Grosbeak, Rose-breasted
   Black-headed
   Blue-black
Bunting, Blue
Grosbeak, Blue
Bunting, Indigo
   Orange-breasted
   Varied
   Painted
Troupials & Allies
Blackbird,Red-winged[phoeniceus]
Meadowlark, Eastern
   Western
Blackbird, Melodious
   Brewer's
Grackle, Great-tailed
Cowbird, Bronzed
   Brown-headed
Oriole, Black-vented
   Black-cowled
   Orchard [phillipsi]
   Orchard (Ochre) [fuertesi]*
   Hooded
   Yellow-backed
   Yellow-tailed
   Streak-backed
   Bullock's [bullockii]
   Spot-breasted
   Altamira
   Audubon's [graduacauda]
   Audubon's (Dickey's) [dickeyae]*
   Baltimore
   Black-backed / Abeille's 
   Scott's
Cacique, Yellow-billed
   Yellow-winged
Oropendola, Chestnut-headed
   Montezuma
Old World Sparrows
Sparrow, House

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