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Mexico, Baja California Sur: 2/17/2008 - 2/25/2008 (Center on Map)

Mexico, Baja California Sur

Pelicans at Sunset IV



Agua Caliente, Santiago Total Lunar Eclipse The kayak Pelicans at Sunset I Pelicans at Sunset II Pelicans at Sunset III
Pelicans at Sunset IV The Point Playa on Isla Espiritu Santo Isla Espiritu Santo Isla Espiritu Santo Isla Espiritu Santo
Isla Espiritu Santo Isla Espiritu Santo
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Male with Dinner Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Gray Vireo (Vireo vicinior) Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) Nonbreeding Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)
Scotts Oriole (Icterus parisorum) Audubons cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) Female Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) Male Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Grey Thrasher (Toxostoma cinereum) Sora (Porzana carolina)
Beldings Yellowthroat (Geothlypis beldingi) Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) Male Immature Gilded Flicker (Colaptes chrysoides) Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) Costas Hummingbird (Calypte costae) Crested Caracara (Polyborus cheriway)

I took a flight to San Jose del Cabo where I met up with a friend of mine. We rented a car and checked out sites in the area. This trip included two nights on Isla Espiritu Santo.

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Species Recorded (98)

Birds ( 90 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus
Brandt's Cormorant - Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
White-faced Ibis - Plegadis chihi

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus
Harris's Hawk - Parabuteo unicinctus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Crested Caracara - Caracara cheriway
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

New World Quail ( Odontophoridae )
California Quail - Callipepla californica

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata
Sora - Porzana carolina

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus
Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Willet - Tringa semipalmata

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
California Gull - Larus californicus
Heermann's Gull - Larus heermanni
Yellow-footed Gull - Larus livens
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina
White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Greater Roadrunner - Geococcyx californianus

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Costa's Hummingbird - Calypte costae
Xantus's Hummingbird - Hylocharis xantusii

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Gilded Flicker - Colaptes chrysoides
Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis
Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Picoides scalaris

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Pacific-slope Flycatcher - Empidonax difficilis
Ash-throated Flycatcher - Myiarchus cinerascens
Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
Cassin's Kingbird - Tyrannus vociferans

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
California Scrub-Jay - Aphelocoma californica
Common Raven - Corvus corax

Verdins ( Remizidae )
Verdin - Auriparus flaviceps

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Cactus Wren - Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Canyon Wren - Catherpes mexicanus

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

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos
Gray Thrasher - Toxostoma cinereum

Silkies ( Ptilogonatidae )
Phainopepla - Phainopepla nitens

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii
Hutton's Vireo - Vireo huttoni
Gray Vireo - Vireo vicinior

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla
Belding's Yellowthroat - Geothlypis beldingi
MacGillivray's Warbler - Geothlypis tolmiei
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Orange-crowned Warbler - Oreothlypis celata
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Palm Warbler - Setophaga palmarum
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
White-collared Seedeater - Sporophila torqueola

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Black-throated Sparrow - Amphispiza bilineata
Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Green-tailed Towhee - Pipilo chlorurus
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus
Scott's Oriole - Icterus parisorum

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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