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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Map of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) Juvenile Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater (Sporophila torqueola) Female Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater (Sporophila torqueola) Male Rufous-backed Thrush (Turdus rufopalliatus) Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

Puerto Vallarta is your gateway to this part of Mexico, so you are bound to be here for a couple of days.


Mexico, Nayarit

1/4/2008: An overnight in town, and a scuba diving expedition at Los Arcos.

Next Visit (Yelapa: 1/4/2008)

Species Recorded (37)

Birds ( 36 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis

Boobies and Gannets ( Sulidae )
Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster
Blue-footed Booby - Sula nebouxii

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis

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

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Heermann's Gull - Larus heermanni
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Rose-throated Becard - Pachyramphus aglaiae

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Gray-breasted Martin - Progne chalybea

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Green Jay - Cyanocorax yncas

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

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Curve-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma curvirostre

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater - Sporophila torqueola

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Blue Bunting - Cyanocompsa parellina

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-winged Cacique - Cassiculus melanicterus
Scott's Oriole - Icterus parisorum
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius


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