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Parque Nacional Huatulco, Oaxaca (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Parque Nacional Huatulco, Oaxaca

Map of Parque Nacional Huatulco, Oaxaca

Lesser Ground-Cuckoo (Morococcyx erythropygus) West Mexican Chachalaca (Ortalis poliocephala) Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) Citreoline Trogon (Trogon citreolus) Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus) Longtail Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus siniferus)
Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis) Turquoise-crowned Hummingbird (Cynanthus doubledayi) White-lored Gnatcatcher (Polioptila albiloris) - Male Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha) Red-breasted Chat (Granatellus venustus) Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus)
Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha) Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila) Eastern Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus spinosus) Mexican Racerunner (Aspidoscelis guttatus) Turquoise-crowned Hummingbird (Cynanthus doubledayi) White-lored Gnatcatcher (Polioptila albiloris) - Female
Mexican Racerunner (Aspidoscelis guttatus) White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons) Nuttings Flycatcher (Myiarchus nuttingi) Flammulated Flycatcher (Deltarhynchus flammulatus) Spot-breasted Oriole (Icterus pectoralis)

Thorn forest on the coast



3/30/2024: We tried to stop by the Europcar office, but their help was not to fix the tire but rather to charge me a bunch of money to switch to a crappier car. Eventually, I gave up on this, and I got an emergency tire from one of the roadside tire repair.
We drove over to our accommodation where we were able to follow a dirt road into the forest for awhile.

3/31/2024: We woke up early to do the other trail to the coast. After a few wrong turns and a long walk in the hot weather, we arrived at a nice beach. On the way back, we hitched a ride to the entrance.
We then drove across town to another beach. This beach was truly awful with a giant hotel looming in the background. It wasn't too far to walk to get away from the hotel.
Nearby was a spot where a Northern Potoo had been recently sighted. We went to the place down a bad road and in the middle of a bunch of tangles. We did not see the Potoo.

Previous Visit (El Refugio: 3/30/2024)
Next Visit (La Pasionaria: 4/1/2024)

Species Recorded (64)

Birds ( 60 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

Boobies and Gannets ( Sulidae )
Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias

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

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Gray Hawk - Buteo plagiatus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Crested Caracara - Caracara plancus
Collared Forest-Falcon - Micrastur semitorquatus

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

Oystercatchers ( Haematopodidae )
American Oystercatcher - Haematopus palliatus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Inca Dove - Columbina inca
White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
White-fronted Parrot - Amazona albifrons
Orange-fronted Parakeet - Eupsittula canicularis

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Groove-billed Ani - Crotophaga sulcirostris

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl - Glaucidium brasilianum
Colima Pygmy-owl - Glaucidium palmarum
Pacific Screech-Owl - Megascops cooperi

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis
Common Pauraque - Nyctidromus albicollis

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Cinnamon Hummingbird - Amazilia rutila
Turquoise-crowned Hummingbird - Cynanthus doubledayi

Trogons ( Trogonidae )
Citreoline Trogon - Trogon citreolus

Motmots ( Momotidae )
Russet-crowned Motmot - Momotus mexicanus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Pale-billed Woodpecker - Campephilus guatemalensis
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker - Melanerpes chrysogenys

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus flavigaster

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Flammulated Flycatcher - Deltarhynchus flammulatus
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Nutting's Flycatcher - Myiarchus nuttingi
Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus
Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Gray-breasted Martin - Progne chalybea

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

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Rufous-naped Wren - Campylorhynchus rufinucha
Happy Wren - Pheugopedius felix

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
White-lored Gnatcatcher - Polioptila albiloris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Golden Vireo - Vireo hypochryseus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Red-breasted Chat - Granatellus venustus
Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata
Tennessee Warbler - Leiothlypis peregrina
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Blue Bunting - Cyanocompsa parellina
Orange-breasted Bunting - Passerina leclancherii

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-winged Cacique - Cassiculus melanicterus
Melodious Blackbird - Dives dives
Spot-breasted Oriole - Icterus pectoralis
Streak-backed Oriole - Icterus pustulatus
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus
Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus

Roadrunners ( Neomorphidae )
Lesser Ground-Cuckoo - Morococcyx erythropygus


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