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El Refugio, Oaxaca (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of El Refugio, Oaxaca

Map of El Refugio, Oaxaca

White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa) Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) Arizona Mantis (Stagmomantis limbata) Fasciolated Graphic (Melipotis fasciolaris) Orange-fronted Parakeet (Eupsittula canicularis) Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)
Russet-crowned Motmot (Momotus mexicanus) Northern Barred-Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae) Audubons Oriole (Icterus graduacauda) Ridge-crowned Carpenter ( Xylocopa fimbriata)

Shade-grown coffee



3/29/2024: On the way to a room we booked in El Refugio, we had a crazy ride. We followed the GPS rather than the numbered sign, and this brought us into some off the beaten path villages. The road started getting very steep in places, and there was no turning around. Crazy drop-off driveways and very potholed roads until we finally joined back to the main road which was terrible also. On the way in to the coffee plantation, there was something in the road and the tire popped.

Once we got into the coffee farm, it was almost unbelievable. There was this mostly closed hotel with several fruiting trees coming up right next to the hotel. It was a parade of colorful birds as the sun went down.

The farm was not expecting us for dinner, so we had to make due with some local bread.

3/30/2024: We spent the morning on the balcony as there were some 7 fruiting trees full of parakeets and others. After breakfast, I walked with the caretaker for a bit in the forest.

Previous Visit (San Jose del Pacifico: 3/29/2024)
Next Visit (Parque Nacional Huatulco: 3/30/2024)

Species Recorded (45)

Birds ( 41 )

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

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Gray Hawk - Buteo plagiatus
Crane Hawk - Geranospiza caerulescens

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
West Mexican Chachalaca - Ortalis poliocephala

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi
Red-billed Pigeon - Patagioenas flavirostris

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Orange-fronted Parakeet - Eupsittula canicularis

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Mottled Owl - Strix virgata

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Cinnamon Hummingbird - Amazilia rutila

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Russet-crowned Motmot - Momotus mexicanus

Toucans ( Ramphastidae )
Northern Emerald Toucanet - Aulacorhynchus prasinus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Gray-crowned Woodpecker - Colaptes auricularis

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Northern Barred-Woodcreeper - Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus flavigaster

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher - Myiodynastes luteiventris
Greenish Elaenia - Myiopagis viridicata
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Western Kingbird - Tyrannus verticalis

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Rose-throated Becard - Pachyramphus aglaiae
Masked Tityra - Tityra semifasciata

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Gray-breasted Martin - Progne chalybea

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
White-throated Magpie-Jay - Calocitta formosa

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Rufous-backed Robin - Turdus rufopalliatus

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Golden Vireo - Vireo hypochryseus
Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Scrub Euphonia - Euphonia affinis
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra

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

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-winged Cacique - Cassiculus melanicterus
Bullock's Oriole - Icterus bullockii
Audubon's Oriole - Icterus graduacauda
Altamira Oriole - Icterus gularis
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus


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