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Temescaltepec, Central Mexico (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Temescaltepec, Central Mexico

Map of Temescaltepec, Central Mexico

Hammonds Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) Bumblebee Hummingbird (Atthis heloisa) Tufted Flycatcher (Mitrephanes phaeocercus) Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) Hermit Warbler (Dendroica occidentalis) Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons)

Temescaltepec is one of the areas featured in Howell's A Bird Finding Guide To Mexico as a good place to see swifts. In addition, it is a gateway to some forested areas accessed by dirt roads. Howell downplays the hotel situation, but we found an excellent family-run hotel in the El Baral area called Hotel la Cascada.

Species Recorded (50)

Birds ( 50 )

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Vaux's Swift - Chaetura vauxi
White-naped Swift - Streptoprocne semicollaris

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
White-eared Hummingbird - Basilinna leucotis
Mexican Violetear - Colibri thalassinus
Berylline Hummingbird - Saucerottia beryllina
Bumblebee Hummingbird - Selasphorus heloisa

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Dryobates scalaris
Acorn Woodpecker - Melanerpes formicivorus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax
Pine Flycatcher - Empidonax affinis
Hammond's Flycatcher - Empidonax hammondii
Tufted Flycatcher - Mitrephanes phaeocercus
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus
Cassin's Kingbird - Tyrannus vociferans

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Transvolcanic Jay - Aphelocoma ultramarina

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Bridled Titmouse - Baeolophus wollweberi

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Corthylio calendula

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Brown-backed Solitaire - Myadestes occidentalis

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Blue Mockingbird - Melanotis caerulescens

Silkies ( Ptilogonatidae )
Gray Silky-flycatcher - Ptiliogonys cinereus

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus
Hutton's Vireo - Vireo huttoni

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Rufous-capped Warbler - Basileuterus rufifrons
Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata
Nashville Warbler - Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Slate-throated Redstart - Myioborus miniatus
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Hermit Warbler - Setophaga occidentalis
Townsend's Warbler - Setophaga townsendi

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Hepatic Tanager - Piranga flava

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Varied Bunting - Passerina versicolor
Black-headed Grosbeak - Pheucticus melanocephalus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Rusty Sparrow - Aimophila rufescens
Yellow-eyed Junco - Junco phaeonotus
Canyon Towhee - Melozone fusca
Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus
Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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