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Mexico 2011 - Bird List

Posted by birder on Friday, February 24, 2012
It's been a while since a came back from my two week trip to Nuevo Vallarta (near Puerto Vallarta) Mexico. The trip was in December 2011. I have gone through lots of photos, but I am still not sure of all of my ID's. Here is a list of all the birds I saw. The names in bold are birds that I am not 100% sure I saw (some o fthem I am still working on identifying. Here is the list, INCLUDING 58 LIFE LIST ADDITONS!:

Bold = no 100% sure of ID
Underlined = life list addition
Italic = seen only

Least Grebe
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Magnificant Frigatebird
Great-blue Heron
Great Egret
Tricoloured Heron
Little Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Wood Stork
White Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Grean-winged Teal
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Lesser Scaup
Ruddy Duck
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Gray Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
American Kestrel
Crested Caracara
Elegant Quail
American Coot
Northern Janaca
Black-necked Stilt
American Acovet
Snowy Plover
Collared Plover
Long-billed Dowitcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Semiplamated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper?
Heermann's Gull
Laughing Gull
Royal Tern
Capsian Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Mourning Dove
White-winged Dove
Common Ground Dove
Inca Dove
Blue-rumped Parrot
Groove-billed Ani
Green Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Ruby-throat Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Black Pheobe
Vermillion Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Social Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Couch's Kingbird?
Cassin's Kingbird?
Western Kingbird?
Mangrove Swallow
Barn Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
House Wren
Rufous-backed Robin
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Europian Starling?
Orange-crowned Warbler?
Nashville Warbler?
Virginia's Warbler?
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
White-collared Seedeater
Lark Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Streak-backed Oriole
Altamira Oriole?
Orchard Oriole
Yellow-winged Cacique
Unidentfied Cacique
House Finch
House Sparow

Total of 106 bird species on list, including 11 that I am not 100% sure about the ID, one seen only, and 58 life list addtions.

Total of 95 bird species I that I am 100% sure about the ID.




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