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Nazas River, Coahuila (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Nazas River, Coahuila

Map of Nazas River, Coahuila

Total Solar Eclipse Showing Huge Prominence
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) Mexican Duck (Anas diazi) - Male Mexican Duck (Anas diazi) - Female Chihuahuan Raven (Corvus cryptoleucus)

River in desert



4/7/2024: After a long drive, we found out that there are no Sunday afternoon alcohol sales in Coahuila state. After trying several stores, we finally found a place to buy beer just across the border in Durango state. We rented a ranch with a few of our friends, and we arrived just in time to avoid night-time driving.

4/8/2024: Today was the day of the solar eclipse. The weather had turned slightly nasty with a thin cloud cover above Torreon. We all piled into four cars and drove south toward a blue patch of sky. Just before the eclipse, we found ourselves more or less under the blue sky.
Following the eclipse, we went for lunch at a nearby reservoir. The waitress dropped many plates of food with a loud crash and broken plates and glasses everywhere.

4/9/2024: Our last day at the ranch, I went with Tony and Jasper to buy a clean shirt for the plane ride home.


Previous Visit (Tanque Emergencia: 4/7/2024)
Next Visit (Parque Fundidora: 4/11/2024)

Species Recorded (47)

Birds ( 47 )

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa
Mexican Duck - Anas diazi
Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors

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

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Zone-tailed Hawk - Buteo albonotatus
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus
Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Inca Dove - Columbina inca
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Monk Parakeet - Myiopsitta monachus

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Golden-fronted Woodpecker - Melanerpes aurifrons

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Gray Flycatcher - Empidonax wrightii
Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
Cassin's Kingbird - Tyrannus vociferans

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Chihuahuan Raven - Corvus cryptoleucus

Verdins ( Remizidae )
Verdin - Auriparus flaviceps

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Townsend's Warbler - Setophaga townsendi

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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