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Sontecomapan, Veracruz (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Sontecomapan, Veracruz

Map of Sontecomapan, Veracruz

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons) Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia) 1st Winter Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla) Nonbreeding
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)

Sontecomapan is a small town in the Catemaco Lake Area south of Veracruz. From this town, it is possible to hire a boat to take you into the mangroves and up a few of the overgrown rivers. There is also a sandy beach at the estuary mouth.


Mexico, Veracruz

10/17/2007: I went with Ismael and his son into some of the upper reaches of the rivers. They were both very good at spotting the birds. We returned after dark which was pretty interesting as well.

Previous Visit (UNAM Station: 10/16/2007)
Next Visit (Ruiz Cortines: 10/18/2007)

Species Recorded (21)

Birds ( 21 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Least Grebe - Tachybaptus dominicus

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma mexicanum

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Crested Caracara - Caracara plancus
Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans

Chachalacas, Guans, and Curassows ( Cracidae )
Great Curassow - Crax rubra

Limpkin ( Aramidae )
Limpkin - Aramus guarauna

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Sanderling - Calidris alba

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

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Rufous-capped Warbler - Basileuterus rufifrons
Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia


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