Epilogue - Pharr, Texas

(Bert) Here are the statistics:

By RV = 3326 miles
By Auto (mine only) = 1800 miles
Mexico states = 6
Belize districts = 6 (all)
Birding sites = 54 named sites + campsites and in transit

Combined = 431 species (AOU) + 8 additional subspecies or forms (Great White Heron, Mangrove Warbler, Ridgway’s Rough-winged Swallow, Ochre Oriole, Audubon’s Warbler, and two different subspecies each of Golden-fronted Woodpeckers, Brown Jay and Olive-throated Parakeet)
Mexico only = 249 species
Belize only = 377 species
Number of lifers seen = from 11 (Bert) to ~200 (first-time Mexico-Belize birders)

Mammals = 18 species

My numbers:
Trip list = 403 (203 photographed)
Mexico only = 217 (25 photographed)
Belize only = 356 (193 photographed)
Mexico life list = 664 (added 4)
Belize life list = 393 (added 36)

11 life list additions (or 9 by ABA rules):
Chestnut-collared Swift, Red-footed Booby, Rose-ringed Parakeet (escapee, not ABA rules), Harpy Eagle (introduced, not ABA rules), Giant Cowbird, Rufous Mourner, Tody Motmot, Blue Seedeater, Striped Owl, [Strong-billed Woodcreeper, although also listed with doubts 2/3/05 at Cerro San Felipe], Western Slaty-Antshrike, Paltry Tyrannulet.

(Shari) Bert always has statistics at the end of each trip. Well, I have statistics too. We had 14 margarita parties and 2 piña colada parties along with countless 5 PM social hours. We consumed 1 bottle of rum, 5 bottles of controy and 7 bottles of tequila. We used 17 12-oz cans of frozen limeade that had to be supplemented with 6 bottles of margarita mix because I ran out of the limeade. We had two potlucks, a Valentine’s Party with finger food snacks, an anniversary party and a birthday party. I did not even count the meals eaten in a restaurant - it was a lot.

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