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San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca

Map of San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca

Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo (Vireolanius melitophrys) Red Warbler (Cardellina rubra) Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea) Blue-throated Mountain-Gem (Lampornis clemenciae) Ennomini Moth (Caripeta hyperythrata) Painted Tiger Moth (Arachnis picta)
Brown-backed Solitaire (Myadestes occidentalis) Salome Yellow (Abaeis salome) Aztec Thrush (Ridgwayia pinicola) Collared Towhee (Pipilo ocai) Common Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus flavopectus) Chisos Banded-Skipper (Thorybes cincta)
Olive Warbler (Peucedramus taeniatus) Gray-collared Becard (Pachyramphus major) Eulepidotinae Moth (Erebidae sp) Net-spinning Caddisfly (Hydropsychidae sp) Russet Nightingale-Thrush (Catharus occidentalis) Bumblebee Hummingbird (Selasphorus heloisa) - Female
Western Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) Blue Mockingbird (Melanotis caerulescens) Russet Nightingale-Thrush (Catharus occidentalis) Gray Silky-flycatcher (Ptiliogonys cinereus) Red Warbler (Cardellina rubra) Bumblebee Hummingbird (Selasphorus heloisa)
Tortricid Leafroller Moth (Tortricidae sp) Deceptive Snout (Hypena deceptalis) Geometer Moth (Geometridae sp) False Blister Beetle (Vasaces sp) Mesoamerican Bumble Bee (Bombus ephippiatus) Golden-browed Warbler (Basileuterus belli)
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch (Arremon brunneinucha) Eastern Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus spinosus)

Mountain village



3/28/2024: The next stop was the drive south where we intended to break up the journey with a night in the mountains. It was some real adventure on the road with about 10000 topes, aggressive passing on curvy roads, all the usual. We arrived in San Jose del Pacifico and immediately thrust into a mixed flock of birds just off the balcony to our cabin.

3/29/2024: We woke up early to check out a fruiting tree on the main road. That quickly got annoying, however, due to a stream of trucks driving by. After walking around on the hotel property some more, we got a slice of pizza in town and headed toward the coast. There was a road a few miles past San Jose where the traffic was a lot lighter, so we walked around there to look for White-throated Jay. We didn't find it.

4/1/2024: On the way back to San Jose, we took another shot at the El Manzanal area to continue looking for the White-throated Jay. After not finding that, we checked in to a hotel on the side of the road.
For dinner, we decided to go the the "best" pizza restaurant. After driving on some crazy hilly road and a few dead ends, we found the restaurant. The pizza was good, but it wasn't the best.

4/2/2024: Just before 1st light, I heard the White-throated Jay calling below in the valley. I spent the early morning walking on the road looking for it. This was a bit annoying as there was plenty of loud traffic on the road.

We went back to try some more at El Manzanal, but we did not find it there either. Finally, we gave up, and we drove back to Oaxaca.

Previous Visit (Monte Alban: 3/28/2024)
Next Visit (El Refugio: 3/29/2024)

Species Recorded (80)

Birds ( 67 )

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

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Band-tailed Pigeon - Patagioenas fasciata

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Mexican Whip-poor-will - Antrostomus arizonae

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Vaux's Swift - Chaetura vauxi

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
White-eared Hummingbird - Basilinna leucotis
Mexican Violetear - Colibri thalassinus
Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem - Lampornis amethystinus
Blue-throated Mountain-gem - Lampornis clemenciae
Garnet-throated Hummingbird - Lamprolaima rhami
Bumblebee Hummingbird - Selasphorus heloisa

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Mountain Trogon - Trogon mexicanus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Hairy Woodpecker - Dryobates villosus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus varius

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Western Flycatcher - Empidonax difficilis
Hammond's Flycatcher - Empidonax hammondii
Tufted Flycatcher - Mitrephanes phaeocercus

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Gray-collared Becard - Pachyramphus major

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Violet-green Swallow - Tachycineta thalassina

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri
White-throated Jay - Cyanolyca mirabilis

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Mexican Chickadee - Poecile sclateri

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus

Treecreepers ( Certhiidae )
Brown Creeper - Certhia americana

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren - Henicorhina leucophrys
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Corthylio calendula

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Russet Nightingale-Thrush - Catharus occidentalis
Brown-backed Solitaire - Myadestes occidentalis
Aztec Thrush - Ridgwayia pinicola
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

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
Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo - Vireolanius melitophrys

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Golden-browed Warbler - Basileuterus belli
Rufous-capped Warbler - Basileuterus rufifrons
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla
Red Warbler - Cardellina rubra
MacGillivray's Warbler - Geothlypis tolmiei
Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata
Nashville Warbler - Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Slate-throated Redstart - Myioborus miniatus
Crescent-chested Warbler - Oreothlypis superciliosa
Olive Warbler - Peucedramus taeniatus
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Townsend's Warbler - Setophaga townsendi

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Common Chlorospingus - Chlorospingus flavopectus
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak - Pheucticus melanocephalus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch - Arremon brunneinucha
Rufous-capped Brushfinch - Atlapetes pileatus
Yellow-eyed Junco - Junco phaeonotus
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii
Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus
Collared Towhee - Pipilo ocai

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Bullock's Oriole - Icterus bullockii
Audubon's Oriole - Icterus graduacauda
Black-vented Oriole - Icterus wagleri

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Black-headed Siskin - Spinus notatus


North America


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