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Monte Alban, Oaxaca (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Monte Alban, Oaxaca

Map of Monte Alban, Oaxaca

Elegant Euphonia (Chlorophonia elegantissima) White-throated Towhee (Melozone albicollis) Eastern Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus spinosus) Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) Mexican Whiptail (Aspidoscelis mexicanus) Longtail Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus siniferus)
Giant Cicada (Quesada gigas) MacGillivrays Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) Elegant Euphonia (Chlorophonia elegantissima) - Female Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons) White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

Ancient Zapoten ruins



3/26/2024: After missing our connection in Mexico City, we found ourselves on a flight to Oaxaca with the mayor of Mexico City, who is running for presidente. All good, but we arrived in Oaxaca to a crowd of supporters.

Anyway, the plan was to visit Monte Alban in the early morning, but instead we arrived at 4 in the afternoon. When we arrived, we found out that they close the gate to the park a hour before closing. We walked around on some paths on the lower part of the road, but the ruins would have to wait until another day.


Next Visit (Yagul: 3/27/2024)

Species Recorded (32)

Birds ( 28 )

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus

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

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Crested Caracara - Caracara plancus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Dusky Hummingbird - Phaeoptila sordida

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Western Wood-Pewee - Contopus sordidulus
Ash-throated Flycatcher - Myiarchus cinerascens
Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus
Cassin's Kingbird - Tyrannus vociferans
Pileated Flycatcher - Xenotriccus mexicanus

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

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Boucard's Wren - Campylorhynchus jocosus
Canyon Wren - Catherpes mexicanus
Rock Wren - Salpinctes obsoletus

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

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Clay-colored Thrush - Turdus grayi

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

Silkies ( Ptilogonatidae )
Gray Silky-flycatcher - Ptiliogonys cinereus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Rufous-capped Warbler - Basileuterus rufifrons
MacGillivray's Warbler - Geothlypis tolmiei
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Elegant Euphonia - Chlorophonia elegantissima

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
White-throated Towhee - Melozone albicollis
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus


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