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Yagul, Oaxaca (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Yagul, Oaxaca

Map of Yagul, Oaxaca

Boucards Wren (Campylorhynchus jocosus) Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) Dusky Hummingbird (Phaeoptila sordida) Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) Cassins Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Ancient Zapotec ruins



3/27/2024: After a night mingling with thousands of tourists in Central Oaxaca, we left early to visit the ancient site of Yagul. We got there to find another blocked off road, but this time we figured that we could walk around the gate to get higher up, following where a bird guide and his clients had gone. The other group was out of there before the gate opened, and they skipped out on paying the admission fee.

This ruin was quite a bit different than Monte Alban as we were the only people visiting the place.

Previous Visit (Monte Alban: 3/26/2024)
Next Visit (Teotitlan del Valle: 3/27/2024)

Species Recorded (25)

Birds ( 24 )

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

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

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Lesser Roadrunner - Geococcyx velox

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Dusky Hummingbird - Phaeoptila sordida

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Dryobates scalaris
Gray-breasted Woodpecker - Melanerpes hypopolius

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Ash-throated Flycatcher - Myiarchus cinerascens
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus
Cassin's Kingbird - Tyrannus vociferans

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

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

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Blue Mockingbird - Melanotis caerulescens
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos
Curve-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma curvirostre
Ocellated Thrasher - Toxostoma ocellatum

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
White-throated Towhee - Melozone albicollis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

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


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