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26 Feb Last chance to visit El Triunfo April 6-10 2015 ["claudiaeugeniavirgen AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" ]
26 Feb El Triunfo birding tour April 2015-Last chance隆 ["claudiaeugeniavirgen AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" ]
23 Feb San Blas Purple Sandpiper continues ["Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
9 Feb FW: eBird Report - Mexico Pelagic--Holland America 2015, Jan 15, 2015 ["Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
8 Feb Mexican pelagic trip 1/15-1/20 ["Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
04 Feb Available date to visit El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve at 2015 ["claudiaeugeniavirgen AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" ]
22 Jan Re: Mex pelagic species ["Manuel Grosselet birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" ]
21 Jan RE: Mex pelagic species ["Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
19 Jan Mex pelagic species ["Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
9 Jan San Blas CBC report ["Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
1 Jan Purple Sandpiper continues in San Blas (re-found after missing it yesterday) ["Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
31 Dec 4 great iPhotos [4 Attachments] ["Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
29 Dec Fwd: Rock Sandpiper? [2 Attachments] ["Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
13 Dec Re: RFI: Birding Union Juarez & Hualtulco...and pelagic birding in Huatulco ["Robert Straub straub_robert AT yahoo.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
12 Dec CBC Oaxaca ["Eric Antonio Martinez mirmidons_1987 AT yahoo.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
12 Dec RFI: Birding Union Juarez & Hualtulco ["Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
4 Dec CBC in Mazatlan ["Rene Valdes guacamayero AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
29 Sep Red-breasted Nutharch, Son. Puerto Penasco vicinity ["naturewideimages AT cox.net [Mexico-Birding]" ]
21 Sep CBC Playa Blanca (south of Zihua/Ixtapa) Dec 14, 2014 ["antep12 AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
29 Aug World Shorebirds Day, 6 September ["gyorgy.szimuly AT me.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
28 Aug Mexico Rare Bird Alert FB group ["Rene Valdes guacamayero AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
21 Jun Re: The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot? ["Dany Sloan danymsloan AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
12 Jun Re: The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot? ["'Kevin S.' kevmsharp AT yahoo.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
12 Jun Re: The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot? ["Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
12 Jun Re: The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot? ["Manuel Grosselet birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" ]
12 Jun The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot? ["Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
28 May RE: programs for our club in SanCrist骲al, Chiapas, Mexico ["'Bob Warneke' warneke AT austin.rr.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
14 May programs for our club in SanCrist贸bal, Chiapas, Mexico ["Brock Huffman brockhuffman AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" ]
14 Apr Re: Double-toothed Kite south of Puerto Vallarta [Ned Brinkley ]
14 Apr Re: Double-toothed Kite south of Puerto Vallarta [Ned Brinkley ]
14 Apr Double-toothed Kite south of Puerto Vallarta []
14 Apr Fwd: [Tweeters] RFI Birding Mexico City [Georgia Conti ]
6 Apr Bird fishing with bait or lure ["michel.reglade" ]
31 Mar Yucatan Peninsula report ["Lethaby, Nick" ]
10 Mar Re: guia en cuernavaca? [Rene Valdes ]
10 Mar guia en cuernavaca? [Rene Valdes ]
23 Feb Mary Ann Wood [Mary Ann Wood ]
21 Feb Masked booby [Manuel Grosselet ]
20 Feb Re: Lake Patzcuaro Sighting [Gail Schacter ]
20 Feb Re: How CAN i join [Isabelle Lafreniere ]
20 Feb How CAN i subscribe [Isabelle Lafreniere ]
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20 Feb Please keep me informed. [Isabelle Lafreniere ]
20 Feb Lilac-crowned Parrots near Punta de Mita [Will Carter ]
20 Feb Re: Lake Patzcuaro Sighting [Manuel Grosselet ]
20 Feb Lake Patzcuaro Sighting [Georgia Conti ]
18 Feb Re: International Shorebird Counts [Mark Stackhouse ]
18 Feb Re: International Shorebird Counts [Manuel Grosselet ]
18 Feb International Shorebird Counts []
12 Feb Re: Re: crime [Manuel Grosselet ]
12 Feb Re: Re: crime [rick white ]
12 Feb Re: crime [Jack Eitniear ]
12 Feb Re: becareful at your equipment ["Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" ]
11 Feb Re: becareful at your equipment [Manuel Grosselet ]
11 Feb Re: becareful at your equipment [Eric Antonio Martinez ]
11 Feb becareful at your equipment [Manuel Grosselet ]
29 Jan Palm Warbler Oaxaca [Manuel Grosselet ]
29 Jan Red-breasted Merganser on the beach in Canc鷑 this morning [Josh Beck ]
24 Jan Re: archive [Bruce webb ]
24 Jan archive [Timothy Brush ]
22 Jan Re: (unknown) [Georgia Conti ]
22 Jan Re: Oaxaca [Robert Straub ]
22 Jan (unknown) [Pete Grube ]
8 Jan Campeche: Calakmul Lovely Cotinga [Jason Wilder ]
6 Jan San Blas CBC report [Mark Stackhouse ]
26 Dec Also, Caribbean Doves in northern Yucatan state [Josh Beck ]
26 Dec Sightings of note [Josh Beck ]
22 Dec Ensenada CBC and BCN observations ["Lethaby, Nick" ]
21 Dec CONTEO NAVIDE袿 DF. RUTA JARDIN BOT-LA CIMA. [Manuel Grosselet ]
18 Dec White-vented Euphonia, Sak Nok Cascada trail, Bonampak [Josh Beck ]
15 Dec Ya disponible: VIAJE A LAS RAPACES [1 Attachment] []

Subject: Last chance to visit El Triunfo April 6-10 2015
From: "claudiaeugeniavirgen AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Feb 2015 17:17:49 -0800
Dear all members,
 

 I would like to share with you all we have 3 places left to our tour to El 
Triunfo next April, we are also including 2 days post-tour to the surrounding 
areas of Tuxtla Guti茅rrez and San Crist贸bal. Remember our tour leaders will 
be Jorge Montejo and Amy McAndrews. 

 

 Any further questions please send to cvirgen AT ecobiosfera.org.mx
 

 Have a great weekend隆
 

 Claudia Virgen
Subject: El Triunfo birding tour April 2015-Last chance隆
From: "claudiaeugeniavirgen AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Feb 2015 17:17:27 -0800
Dear Friends,
 

 We would like to announce we have 3 places left to our El Triunfo tour next 
April 6-10 with a 2 day post tour in a surrounding ares of Tuxtla Guti茅rrez 
and San Crist贸bal de las Casas, Chiapas. If you are interested, please contact 
us to cvirgen AT ecobiosfera.org.mx 

 

 Have a great weekend隆
 

 

Subject: San Blas Purple Sandpiper continues
From: "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:19:45 -0700
Yesterday, 22 February, we re-found the Purple Sandpiper first reported on 28 
December 2014. It was on the rocky shore opposite the breakwater at the south 
end of Playa del Borrego, a location where it had been seen numerous times. It 
was not in the company of any other shorebirds. Oddly, we found no Ruddy 
Turnstones, and only a single Surfbird, on one of the break waters along the 
beach. Perhaps the Sunday crowd of beach goers had chased them away. 


Good birding!

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618






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Subject: FW: eBird Report - Mexico Pelagic--Holland America 2015, Jan 15, 2015
From: "Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:17:33 -0800
I was told that not everyone can view the eBird checklist so I created a 
generic one below. Nothing terribly rare. 

Good birding,Russ NamitzMedford, OR



> Subject: eBird Report - Mexico Pelagic--Holland America 2015, Jan 15, 2015
> Comments: Holland America cruise southbound from San Diego, CA. Mexcian 
pelagic birding occurred from Jan 15 - Jan 20. 

> 28 species (+1 other taxa)

BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS  2   1/15-16  Baja Norte
NORTHERN FULMAR  2   1/15 Baja Norte
Cookilaria petrel sp. 2 1/18 off central Michoacan. Small white-bodied birds 
with gray back, arcing flight, very fast when compared with nearby shearwaters. 

PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER 3 1/15 Baja Norte. Large, white-bodied shearwater with 
slow wing flaps and pink bill. 

WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER X Most numerous shearwater with large flocks south of 
Huatulco. 

GALAPAGOS SHEARWATER  X     Most numerous from Puerto Vallarta south.
TOWNSEND'S SHEARWATER 2 1/18 off central Michoacan. 1/19 off Huatulco, Oaxaca. 
Small black and white shearwater that seemed to flap faster with narrower and 
more angled wings than Galapagos Shearwater. Also, the bird seemed darker 
black. 

BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER  X     Most numerous off Baja Sur
BLACK STORM-PETREL  X     Most numerous off Baja Sur
LEAST STORM-PETREL  X     Present in small numbers down to Panama.
MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD  X
MASKED BOOBY  1   1/16 Baja Sur.  Subadult bird with yellow bill
BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY  1
BROWN BOOBY  X
BROWN PELICAN  X
RED PHALAROPE  X     Present in small numbers down to Panama.
POMARINE JAEGER  X     By far, the most numerous jaeger sp.
PARASITIC JAEGER  1
LONG-TAILED JAEGER 3 1/18 off central Michoacan, south of Lazaro Cardenas. 
Small, immature jaeger with petite bill and 2 white primary shafts. 

SABINE'S GULL 3  1/18 off central Michoacan.
LAUGHING GULL  X
HEERMANN'S GULL  X
WESTERN GULL X
CALIFORNIA GULL  X
BROWN NODDY 15 1/18 off central Michoacan. Small flock of dark terns with 
frosty white caps. 

SOOTY TERN 5 1/18 off central Michoacan. Small flock of dark-backed terns with 
dark caps and white foreheads. 

BLACK TERN  X     By far, the most common tern with large flocks.
COMMON TERN 10 1/18 off central Michoacan. Small flock of white terns with 
orange bills. Longer necks & bills, plus location, were indicative of Common 
rather than Arctic. 

ROYAL TERN  X

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21744077 



 		 	   		  
Subject: Mexican pelagic trip 1/15-1/20
From: "Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 18:02:12 -0800
Hello all~
First let me make a retraction or two. I erroneously reported a Nazca Booby and 
Juan Fernandez Petrel earlier. The booby that I photographed was a subadult and 
looks like a MASKED BOOBY, the more expected species. When I first saw the 
petrel-like bird, Juan Fernandez was the third choice that crossed my mind. In 
my experience, I have learned to trust my instincts and my first (not my third) 
inclination is usually correct. Because of this doubt, this bird will remain 
unidentified. With a non-birding partner, I did not partake in dawn to dusk 
pelagic birding. Here is a link to bar charts of my limited pelagic birding 
during these 5 days, only 3 of which were "At Sea" days. Sadly, we were rarely 
more than 20 miles from shore, another strike against any Pterodroma if not 
seen well, in my opinion. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/GuideMe?reportType=location&bMonth=01&bYear=1900&eMonth=12&eYear=2015&parentState=null&countries=US&getLocations=myLocs&myLocs=L3333540&myLocs=L3333161&myLocs=L3333447&myLocs=L3333457&myLocs=L3333460&myLocs=L3333470&myLocs=L3333481&myLocs=L3333522&myLocs=L3338165&myLocs=L3338193&myLocs=L3332856&myLocs=L3338202&myLocs=L3338211&myLocs=L3338218&myLocs=L3338220&myLocs=L3338221&myLocs=L3338232&myLocs=L3338255&myLocs=L3346642&myLocs=L3346653&myLocs=L3346660&myLocs=L3332861&myLocs=L3332868&myLocs=L3332906&myLocs=L3332953&myLocs=L3333152&continue.x=33&continue.y=10&continue=t 

I hope the above link works as a collective list to my pelagic birding.
Cheers,Russ NamitzMedford, OR 		 	   		  
Subject: Available date to visit El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve at 2015
From: "claudiaeugeniavirgen AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Feb 2015 14:03:08 -0800
 Dear friends,
 

 I wish you the best for this 2015隆, we are close to start our visitation 
season for 2015. I hope we had the opportunity to have you or some of your 
friends, colleagues or any other people you may know here at El Triunfo and 
Chiapas this spring. We will be happy to show you the amazing things the cloud 
forest at El Triunfo can show us. 

 

 We are organizing a tour to El Triunfo with the following itinerary and dates: 

 

 Dates: April 6-10
 

 Itinerary:
 

 April 6: This will be a long day leaving early in the morning your Hotel (5:45 
a.m.) and going directly to Jaltenango where you will stop to refresh and 
change the vehicle to continue the ride to Finca Prusia where the trek will 
start. Night at El Triunfo. 

 

 April 7, 8 and 9: At the heart of El Triunfo, trekking around some trails you 
will look for Resplendent quetzal, Horned Guan and all the set of specialities 
at El Triunfo. 

 

 April 10. Coming back to Jaltenango and then to Tuxtla Guti茅rrez.
 

 We are offering a post El Triunfo tour, 2 more days visiting surrounding areas 
of Tuxtla Guti茅rrez and San Crist贸bal, with extra cost. Interested people 
please contact me for more details. 

  
 For both trips El Triunfo tour and the post tour we will need to have a 
minimum group of 8 people. Please feel free to share this information with your 
friends, colleagues, family that could potentially be interested to come to 
Chiapas and El Triunfo. Thanks in advance for that. 

 

 You can see more infer about a typical El Triunfo tour at 
http://www.ecobiosfera.org.mx/#!sustainable-tourism/ckqh 
http://www.ecobiosfera.org.mx/#!sustainable-tourism/ckqh 

 

 I hope to see you this season visiting and discovering with us the great 
experience to visit the incredible cloud forest at El Triunfo and all the 
beauty of Chiapas. 




 





 If you are interested, please write us at: cvirgen AT ecobiosfera.org.mx
 

 Sincerely



 

 Claudia Virgen
 

 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
 

 What we include at our tour:
 

 Ground transportation (A/A) Tuxtla-Jaltenango-Tuxtla and 
Jaltenango-Prusia-Jaltenango ( in a truck commonly used for local 
transportation in the area) 

 Meals during all the tour starting with box lunch April 6 and ending with 
lunch at April 10 

 Mules and horsemen to carry food and luggage during the tour
 Lodging at El Triunfo base campsite
 Bilingual guides with high experience on birds and natural history of the 
area, and other supporting staff. 

 Entrance fees to El Triunfo
 Accident Insurance during the tour
 

 Do not include:
 

 Air fee or another transportation fee different from described above.
 Hotel at Tuxtla Guiterrez 
 Meals other than described above
 Alcoholic beverages
 any other personal expenses



Subject: Re: Mex pelagic species
From: "Manuel Grosselet birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:52:12 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Russ
Nice seigtings.. 

How did you id Nazca Booby, it's not always easy.. 

Did you have some pictures of these seigthings?' 

Le me knowAll the bestManuel 
www.tierradeaves.com 

 El Mi茅rcoles, 21 de enero, 2015 18:33:10, "Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com 
[Mexico-Birding]"  escribi贸: 

   

 聽 I am on a Holland America cruise ship.聽 I will eBird locations when I 
return home and it is economical to do so. 

聽
Sincerely,
Russ Namitz
聽
PS: I also had a number of SABINE'S GULLS and POMARINE JAEGERS off Ixtapa area.
聽
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:10:29 +0000
From: katahdinss AT comcast.net
To: namitzr AT hotmail.com
Subject: Re: [Mexico-Birding] Mex pelagic species

Were you on a cruise ship or a private or research vessel?
Thanks,Gail Mackiernan
From: "Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" 
 

To: mexico-birding AT yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 4:01:17 PM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] Mex pelagic species

聽   
Hello all~

I sailed south of San Diego starting Wed night of last week.聽聽Thursday & 
Friday were spent cruising down Baja and I birded for about 3 hours a day in 
the mornings.聽聽We were usually about 15-20 miles offshore.聽聽 Best birds 
were 2 NORTHERN FULMARS, 2 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES & 1 NAZCA BOOBY. 


Yesterday, there were WEDGE-TAILED & GALAPAGOS SHEARWATERS south of Puerto 
Vallarta, but the best bird was a JUAN FERNANDEZ PETREL that was seen well in 
calm conditions through a scope. 


Good birding,
Russ Namitz
Medford, OR
 
   
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Subject: RE: Mex pelagic species
From: "Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:33:07 -0800
I am on a Holland America cruise ship. I will eBird locations when I return 
home and it is economical to do so. 

 
Sincerely,
Russ Namitz
 
PS: I also had a number of SABINE'S GULLS and POMARINE JAEGERS off Ixtapa area.
 
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:10:29 +0000
From: katahdinss AT comcast.net
To: namitzr AT hotmail.com
Subject: Re: [Mexico-Birding] Mex pelagic species

Were you on a cruise ship or a private or research vessel?
Thanks,Gail Mackiernan
From: "Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" 
 

To: mexico-birding AT yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 4:01:17 PM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] Mex pelagic species


 



  


    
      
      
      


Hello all~

I sailed south of San Diego starting Wed night of last week. Thursday & Friday 
were spent cruising down Baja and I birded for about 3 hours a day in the 
mornings. We were usually about 15-20 miles offshore. Best birds were 2 
NORTHERN FULMARS, 2 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES & 1 NAZCA BOOBY. 


Yesterday, there were WEDGE-TAILED & GALAPAGOS SHEARWATERS south of Puerto 
Vallarta, but the best bird was a JUAN FERNANDEZ PETREL that was seen well in 
calm conditions through a scope. 


Good birding,
Russ Namitz
Medford, OR
 		 	   		  



    
     

    
    






  







 		 	   		  
Subject: Mex pelagic species
From: "Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:01:17 -0800
Hello all~

I sailed south of San Diego starting Wed night of last week. Thursday & Friday 
were spent cruising down Baja and I birded for about 3 hours a day in the 
mornings. We were usually about 15-20 miles offshore. Best birds were 2 
NORTHERN FULMARS, 2 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES & 1 NAZCA BOOBY. 


Yesterday, there were WEDGE-TAILED & GALAPAGOS SHEARWATERS south of Puerto 
Vallarta, but the best bird was a JUAN FERNANDEZ PETREL that was seen well in 
calm conditions through a scope. 


Good birding,
Russ Namitz
Medford, OR
 		 	   		  
Subject: San Blas CBC report
From: "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:23:09 -0700
The data is all tallied and the numbers submitted, and with that, another San 
Blas Christmas Bird Count has come to an end. 


Once again, we had far too few birders to adequately cover what might be North 
America's birdiest count circle. But on January 2nd, a plucky band of 13 
birders set out in 6 parties to do the best we could to do our count justice. 
In the end, they proved up to the task, and turned in a count worthy of the 
record books in several respects. Our counters were a diverse group, with four 
San Blas natives, four from nearby Tepic, four birders from the U.S., and one 
transplant local (me). 


These birders turned in an amazing count, long on species (perhaps the highest 
San Blas CBC ever), with 264 species on count day, and 294 including count 
week. It was certainly the best count in the last 25 years, and even appears to 
top the 292 species found by 49 birders in 1983 - the highest on record for San 
Blas. But the count was also long on rare birds as well, with at least 5 
species as firsts for the count, not including Ridgway's Rail, that was a first 
because of the recent split, and two others that were recorded on count day for 
the first time. And even though having fewer birders means that we usually 
can't get the numbers of each species that have been recorded in the past, we 
had high counts for at least five species as well. 


The species recorded for the first time were headlined by a very cooperative 
Purple Sandpiper at Playa del Borrego, that was found by birder Edward Jordan, 
from British Columbia, on December 28th. It continues to this day. It was not 
only a first for our count, but a first record for west Mexico (it's Mexico's 
second record), and probably the first record for this species anywhere along 
the Pacific coast. In addition to the Purple Sandpiper, we had count firsts for 
Wilson's Phalarope, with a group of four that has remained since summer, 
Eurasian Collared-Dove (surprisingly not recorded before), Lucifer Hummingbird, 
and Crescent-chested Warbler. Although they had been recorded before during 
count week, we had the first count-day records of the rare, but resident, Black 
Hawk-Eagle and Black-and-white Owl. 


We had high counts for Thicket Tinamou, Wood Stork, Spotted Rail, Purple 
Gallinule, and Elegant Tern. 


Though not count-firsts we also had a number of species rarely recorded on the 
count. American Bittern was recorded for only the third time, and the first 
since 1984. Northern Parula was seen for only the third time, and two Elegant 
Euphonias in Tecuitata were just the second CBC record. Mexican Woodnymph was 
found for the first time since that species was split from Purple-crowned 
Woodnymph. 


The complete list is below.

I can't thank enough the diverse group of hard-working birders that did such an 
incredible job with our count this year. 


Please consider coming down to give us a hand on January 2, 2016. I'd love to 
see enough counters here to do this incredible place justice. 


Thanks again to our intrepid counters!

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618

The bird list:

Thicket Tinamou - Crypturellus cinnamomeus 2 


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis 1,204 


Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna bicolor 1 


Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata 2 


Gadwall - Anas strepera 3 


American Wigeon - Anas americana cw 


Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors 208 


Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera 18 


Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata 41 


Northern Pintail - Anas acuta 114 


Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca 36 


Redhead - Aythya americana 5 


Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis 3 


Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis cw 


Rufous-bellied Chachalaca - Ortalis wagleri 52 


Crested Guan - Penelope purpurascens 2 


Elegant Quail - Callipepla douglasii 53 


Least Grebe - Tachybaptus dominicus 9 


Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps 1 


Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis cw 


Wood Stork - Mycteria americana 345 


Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens 684 


Blue-footed Booby - Sula nebouxii 18 


Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster 2 


Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus 223 


Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus 2 


Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga 20 


American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos 45 


Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis 71 


American Bittern - Botaurus lentiginosus 1 


Least Bittern - Ixobrychus exilis cw 


Bare-throated Tiger-Heron - Tigrisoma mexicanum 7 


Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias 38 


Great Egret - Ardea alba 159 


Snowy Egret - Egretta thula 99 


Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea 20 


Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor 21 


Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens 3 


Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis 53 


Green Heron - Butorides virescens 25 


Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax 10 


Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea 49 


Boat-billed Heron - Cochlearius cochlearius 6 


White Ibis - Eudocimus albus 163 


White-faced Ibis - Plegadis chihi 120 


Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja 34 


Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus 137 


Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura 183 


Osprey - Pandion haliaetus 11 


White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus cw 


Black Hawk-Eagle - Spizaetus tyrannus 1 


Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis 23 


Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus 2 


Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii cw 


Crane Hawk - Geranospiza caerulescens 1 


Common Black Hawk - Buteogallus anthracinus 8 


Great Black Hawk - Buteogallus urubitinga cw 


Gray Hawk - Buteo plagiatus 27 


Short-tailed Hawk - Buteo brachyurus 11 


Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni 1 


Zone-tailed Hawk - Buteo albonotatus cw 


Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis 1 


Ridgway's Rail - Rallus obsoletus 1 


Virginia Rail - Rallus limicola 3 


Rufous-necked Wood-Rail - Aramides axillaris cw 


Sora - Porzana carolina 10 


Spotted Rail - Pardirallus maculatus 2 


Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus 9 


Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata 13 


American Coot - Fulica americana 502 


Limpkin - Aramus guarauna 10 


Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus 116 


American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana 98 


Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola 3 


Wilson's Plover - Charadrius wilsonia 8 


Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus 4 


Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus 8 


Northern Jacana - Jacana spinosa 49 


Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius 30 


Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria 5 


Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca 34 


Willet - Tringa semipalmata 43 


Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes 19 


Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus 29 


Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus 52 


Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa 1 


Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres 10 


Surfbird - Calidris virgata 4 


Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus 32 


Sanderling - Calidris alba 19 


Purple Sandpiper - Calidris maritima 1 


Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla 52 


Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri 58 


Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus 6 


Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus 2 


Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus/scolopaceus       30

Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata cw 


Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor 4 


Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla 28 


Franklin's Gull - Leucophaeus pipixcan cw 


Heermann's Gull - Larus heermanni 69 


Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis 15 


California Gull - Larus californicus 4 


Herring Gull - Larus argentatus 1 


Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica 3 


Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia 17 


Common Tern - Sterna hirundo cw 


Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri 3 


Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus 44 


Elegant Tern - Thalasseus elegans 25 


Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger cw 


Rock Pigeon - Columba livia 26 


Red-billed Pigeon - Patagioenas flavirostris 14 


Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto 3 


Inca Dove - Columbina inca 53 


Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina 80 


Ruddy Ground-Dove - Columbina talpacoti 90 


Ruddy Quail-Dove - Geotrygon montana 1 


White-tipped Dove - Leptotila verreauxi 8 


White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica 135 


Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura 11 


Squirrel Cuckoo - Piaya cayana 10 


Mangrove Cuckoo - Coccyzus minor 1 


Lesser Ground-Cuckoo - Morococcyx erythropygus 3 


Groove-billed Ani - Crotophaga sulcirostris 61 


Barn Owl - Tyto alba 2 


Colima Pygmy-Owl - Glaucidium palmarum 14 


Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl - Glaucidium brasilianum 6 


Mottled Owl - Ciccaba virgata 6 


Black-and-white Owl - Ciccaba nigrolineata 2 


Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis 14 


Common Pauraque - Nyctidromus albicollis 12 


Buff-collared Nightjar - Antrostomus ridgwayi 2 


Northern Potoo - Nyctibius jamaicensis 22 


Vaux's Swift - Chaetura vauxi 9 


Long-billed Hermit - Phaethornis longirostris 1 


Plain-capped Starthroat - Heliomaster constantii 1 


Lucifer Hummingbird - Calothorax lucifer 1 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris 12 


Black-chinned Hummingbird - Archilochus alexandri 5 


Costa's Hummingbird - Calypte costae 1 


Calliope Hummingbird - Selasphorus calliope 1 


Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris 31 


Mexican Woodnymph - Thalurania ridgwayi cw 


Berylline Hummingbird - Amazilia beryllina 4 


Cinnamon Hummingbird - Amazilia rutila 37 


Violet-crowned Hummingbird - Amazilia violiceps 2 


White-eared Hummingbird - Hylocharis leucotis 4 


Citreoline Trogon - Trogon citreolus 24 


Elegant Trogon - Trogon elegans 2 


Russet-crowned Motmot - Momotus mexicanus 4 


Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon 12 


Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana 9 


Golden-cheeked Woodpecker - Melanerpes chrysogenys 47 


Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis 33 


Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Picoides scalaris 5 


Gray-crowned Woodpecker - Colaptes auricularis 2 


Lineated Woodpecker - Dryocopus lineatus 6 


Pale-billed Woodpecker - Campephilus guatemalensis 12 


Collared Forest-Falcon - Micrastur semitorquatus 6 


Crested Caracara - Caracara cheriway 5 


Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans 3 


American Kestrel - Falco sparverius 4 


Merlin - Falco columbarius cw 


Bat Falcon - Falco rufigularis 2 


Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus 1 


Lilac-crowned Parrot - Amazona finschi 25 


White-fronted Parrot - Amazona albifrons 8 


Mexican Parrotlet - Forpus cyanopygius 39 


Orange-fronted Parakeet - Eupsittula canicularis 70 


Ivory-billed Woodcreeper - Xiphorhynchus flavigaster 13 


Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet - Camptostoma imberbe 10 


Greenish Elaenia - Myiopagis viridicata 7 


Tufted Flycatcher - Mitrephanes phaeocercus 3 


Greater Pewee - Contopus pertinax 11 


Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris cw 


Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii 3 


White-throated Flycatcher - Empidonax albigularis 4 


Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus 7 


Hammond's Flycatcher - Empidonax hammondii cw 


Dusky Flycatcher - Empidonax oberholseri 2 


Pine Flycatcher - Empidonax affinis cw 


Pacific-slope Flycatcher - Empidonax difficilis 35 


Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans 2 


Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus 25 


Bright-rumped Attila - Attila spadiceus 3 


Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer 13 


Ash-throated Flycatcher - Myiarchus cinerascens 9 


Nutting's Flycatcher - Myiarchus nuttingi 1 


Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus 5 


Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus 68 


Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua 8 


Social Flycatcher - Myiozetetes similis 50 


Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus 97 


Thick-billed Kingbird - Tyrannus crassirostris 46 


Masked Tityra - Tityra semifasciata 24 


Gray-collared Becard - Pachyramphus major 3 


Rose-throated Becard - Pachyramphus aglaiae 11 


Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus cw 


Mangrove Vireo - Vireo pallens 2 


Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii 4 


Black-capped Vireo - Vireo atricapilla 1 


Plumbeous Vireo - Vireo plumbeus 2 


Cassin's Vireo - Vireo cassinii 4 


Golden Vireo - Vireo hypochryseus 8 


Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus 16 


Black-throated Magpie-Jay - Calocitta colliei 25 


Green Jay - Cyanocorax yncas 6 


San Blas Jay - Cyanocorax sanblasianus 15 


Purplish-backed Jay - Cyanocorax beecheii 13 


Sinaloa Crow - Corvus sinaloae 407 


Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis 187 


Gray-breasted Martin - Progne chalybea 5 


Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor cw 


Mangrove Swallow - Tachycineta albilinea 173 


Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia cw 


Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica 54 


House Wren - Troglodytes aedon cw 


Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris cw 


Happy Wren - Pheugopedius felix 23 


Sinaloa Wren - Thryophilus sinaloa 21 


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea 122 


Black-capped Gnatcatcher - Polioptila nigriceps 3 


Brown-backed Solitaire - Myadestes occidentalis 1 


Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush - Catharus aurantiirostris 1 


Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus 1 


White-throated Thrush - Turdus assimilis 15 


Rufous-backed Robin - Turdus rufopalliatus 74 


Blue Mockingbird - Melanotis caerulescens 8 


Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos 8 


Gray Silky-flycatcher - Ptiliogonys cinereus 4 


Louisiana Waterthrush - Parkesia motacilla 4 


Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis 10 


Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia 14 


Crescent-chested Warbler - Oreothlypis superciliosa cw 


Orange-crowned Warbler - Oreothlypis celata 13 


Lucy's Warbler - Oreothlypis luciae 1 


Nashville Warbler - Oreothlypis ruficapilla 21 


Virginia's Warbler - Oreothlypis virginiae cw 


Gray-crowned Yellowthroat - Geothlypis poliocephala 1 


MacGillivray's Warbler - Geothlypis tolmiei 21 


Kentucky Warbler - Geothlypis formosa cw 


Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas 21 


American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla 10 


Northern Parula - Setophaga americana 1 


Tropical Parula - Setophaga pitiayumi 1 


Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia 26 


Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata 6 


Yellow-throated Warbler - Setophaga dominica 1 


Black-throated Gray Warbler - Setophaga nigrescens 22 


Fan-tailed Warbler - Basileuterus lachrymosus 5 


Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla 45 


Yellow-breasted Chat - Icteria virens 16 


Blue-black Grassquit - Volatinia jacarina 45 


Ruddy-breasted Seedeater - Sporophila minuta 3 


White-collared Seedeater - Sporophila torqueola 146 


Rosy Thrush-Tanager - Rhodinocichla rosea 4 


Grayish Saltator - Saltator coerulescens 47 


Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow - Melozone kieneri 6 


Stripe-headed Sparrow - Peucaea ruficauda 4 


Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus 71 


Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis 1 


Grasshopper Sparrow - Ammodramus savannarum cw 


Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii 9 


Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra 5 


Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana 7 


Flame-colored Tanager - Piranga bidentata 1 


Red-crowned Ant-Tanager - Habia rubica 8 


Yellow Grosbeak - Pheucticus chrysopeplus 4 


Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus cw 


Black-headed Grosbeak - Pheucticus melanocephalus 5 


Red-breasted Chat - Granatellus venustus 1 


Blue Bunting - Cyanocompsa parellina 3 


Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea 15 


Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea 1 


Varied Bunting - Passerina versicolor 15 


Painted Bunting - Passerina ciris 55 


Dickcissel - Spiza americana 25 


Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus 18 


Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna 1 


Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus 486 


Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus 108 


Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater cw 


Black-vented Oriole - Icterus wagleri 2 


Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius 43 


Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus 2 


Streak-backed Oriole - Icterus pustulatus 74 


Bullock's Oriole - Icterus bullockii 3 


Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula 3 


Yellow-winged Cacique - Cassiculus melanicterus 2,066 


Scrub Euphonia - Euphonia affinis 35 


Elegant Euphonia - Euphonia elegantissima 2 


House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus cw 


House Sparrow - Passer domesticus 10 



Subject: Purple Sandpiper continues in San Blas (re-found after missing it yesterday)
From: "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 15:40:43 -0700
I re-found the Purple Sandpiper at San Blas this morning in the same location. 
It was in the company of a lone Surfbird and a handful of Sanderlings at the 
middle of the three jetties on Playa del Borrego. From there, it was flushed by 
people on the beach, and flew alone to the SE-most jetty, where it was later 
joined by the Surfbird, and the two flew from there to the rocks at the far SE 
end of the beach. I was able to re-find it there, together with Ruddy 
Turnstones, Sanderlings, Surfbirds, and a Black-belied Plover. From there, the 
entire group flew across to the small island at the mouth of the estuary at the 
end of the beach, joining a larger group of turnstones and Surfbirds there. 
Given the human traffic on the beach today, I expect it will stay there most of 
the day. 


I would suggest that anyone who wishes to see this bird check all of the rocky 
areas along the beach and at the mouth of the estuary at the far end of the 
beach. It will probably be with other "rock" shorebirds, but the mix, and 
numbers, of those it's with vary, and it's occassionaly alone, too. 


At least the bird continues. Hopefully it will show for our CBC tomorrow.

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618



Subject: 4 great iPhotos [4 Attachments]
From: "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:30:11 -0700
Yesterday afternoon, I found the "Rock" Sandpiper that I reported the day 
before, in the same place as originally reported, on the rock jetties on Playa 
del Borrego in San Blas, in company of Ruddy Turnstones and Surfbirds. I took 
some photos in poor light. 


Seeing the bird, and especially examining my photos have convinced me that it 
is, indeed, a Purple Sandpiper, as others have suggested, and not a Rock 
Sandpiper. The features that I believe are diagnostic for this bird are the 
smooth gray head and chest, smudgy spots on underparts, purplish sheen on 
scapulars and back, orange legs, orange base to bill, and longish bill. 


I believe that this is also a first record for Mexico (it's certainly a first 
here in San Blas). Does anyone know of any other records of this species in 
Mexico? 


I'm heading back out to see if I can get any photos in better light. Hopefully 
it will stay around for our CBC on Friday, but at least it's already made it 
onto the count week list. 



Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618







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Subject: Fwd: Rock Sandpiper? [2 Attachments]
From: "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:45:34 -0700
I just received this message from a birder that I guided a few weeks ago. Is 
anyone aware of any other records of Rock Sandpiper in Mexico? That's clearly 
what it is. I will be looking for the bird tomorrow, and will try to get photos 
if I find it, but these are definitive enough - a remarkable record. 


On another note, we saw an immature Solitary Eagle at Cerro de San Juan today.

Good birding!

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ed Jordan 
> Subject: Rock Sandpiper?
> Date: December 29, 2014 1:05:14 PM MST
> To: mark AT westwings.com
> 
> Hola Mark, Found this bird yesterday while at Playa el Borrego in San
> Blas while the boys were surfing in the rock jettys along the beach. I
> was thinking Rock Sandpiper ,what are your thoughts?Just a bit smaller
> than the Ruddy Turnstone,also some Surfbirds with them.
> Cheers Ed
> 
> 
> DSC_6244.JPG
> DSC_6248.JPG
> 
> These pictures were sent with Picasa, from Google.
> Try it out here: http://picasa.google.com/
Subject: Re: RFI: Birding Union Juarez & Hualtulco...and pelagic birding in Huatulco
From: "Robert Straub straub_robert AT yahoo.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:22:12 +0000 (UTC)
Hey Russ,I hope you are well!Some contacts in Huatulco:At the National 
Park:Yulma Aguilar AlfaroTEL. 958-587-0446/ 
958-587-0849yulma.aguilar AT conanp.gob.mx 

They are working on birding and bird-guide projects in the area. I do not 
believe Yulma is a birder but she may be able to put you in contact with a 
guide and give you general information. 

Also, Have you seen this 
site?:http://www.huxmex.com/our_company_is_dedicated_to_bird.html 

Guide: Cornelio Ramos Gabriel.He should be able to help you in the Huatulco 
area. 

One more thing...for the group and future trips:A very good contact for pelagic 
trips in Huatulco is George Hurchalla. He is an American who spends and works 
winters in Huatulco operating fishing trips on his boat. It is a nice boat: 
21-foot, center console, a good size (he suggests up to 6 people + him), with 2 
motors, and you can stand up and walk around. Again, it is usually used for 
fishing trips, but occasionally does pelagic birding trips as well, for a 
reasonable price. He knows the birds in general, not all by species, but he 
knows what birders are looking for, and he is very good at maneuvering the boat 
once you find the birds, and since he is out on the water most days, and often 
well offshore, he knows where the birds have been recently hanging 
out.聽ghurchalla AT hotmail.com 

Have fun!
Saludos!Robert StraubXalapa, 
VeracruzMexico聽.................................................. 



 From: "Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" 
 

 To: "Mexico-Birding AT yahoogroups.com"  
 Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 12:49 PM
 Subject: [Mexico-Birding] RFI: Birding Union Juarez & Hualtulco
   
聽   Hello all~
聽
I will be on a cruise聽ship in January stopping in聽Puerto Vallarta, Hualutco 
(Crecita)聽& Puerto Chiapas.聽 

聽
I plan on hiring a taxi to take me up to Union Juarez (and back) for the day 
from the coast.聽 I was curious is anyone knows of a local guide in the area.聽 
Normally, I wouldn't ask, but my time is limited and any tips on navigation 
would be appreciated. 

聽
I was also going to walk to the Hualtulco National Park from the port (or take 
a taxi) to look for CINNAMON-TAILED SPARROW & ROSE-BELLIED 
(ROSITA'S)聽BUNTING.聽 Again, any tips would be appreciated. 

聽
Thank you,
Russ Namitz
Medford, OR
USA
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Subject: CBC Oaxaca
From: "Eric Antonio Martinez mirmidons_1987 AT yahoo.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:14:55 +0000 (UTC)
Estimados Observadores de aves. / Dear Birders 聽Para comentarles que ya 
estamos listos para realizarnuestro conteo de aves, la fecha que se propone es 
el dia 22 de Diciembre, estea帽o hubo algunos cambios por lo que elcirculo 
a帽adio algunos sitios mas, los sitios son los siguientes. 
聽路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽San Pablo Etla. 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Huayapam y la Ruta 175 
hasta la cumbre 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Los dos caminos de la Cumbre (este y oeste) 
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Monte Alban y el parque el Tequio 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Teotitlan 
del Valle y la zona baja del Camino hacia Benito Juarez 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Santo 
Domingo Tomaltepec 

Rich Hoyer y el grupo de Wings se ofrecen para hacerla cumbre, Jilly y yo nos 
ofrecemos a hacer Teotitlan del Valle, si lesinteresa estos sitios o alg煤n 
otro por favor h谩ganmelo saber para ponerlos en lasrutas. 聽Saludos, que 
tengan un buen conteo y unas felicesfiestas. 聽聽Justto let you know that we 
are ready for this year Christmas bird count, theproposed date will be December 
the 22nd, 聽this year there has been somechanges so we have add some places to 
the circle, the places for this year are. 聽路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽San Pablo Etla. 
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Huayapam and the route 175 tola cumbre 路聽 聽 聽 聽 聽East 
and west side of the road at La Cumbre 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Monte Alban and the 
surroundings of el Tequio park 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Teotitlan del Valle and the 
lower area of the road towards Benito Juarez. 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Santo Domingo 
Tomaltepec 聽Rich Hoyer and the Wings trip are willing to do la Cumbre, Jilly 
and Myself can do the Teotitlan area, if anyone is interested onany of these 
sites or others please let me know so i can put you on the routesright away. 


Eric Antonio Martinez
Oaxaca, Mexicohttp://mexico-birding.com/
Subject: RFI: Birding Union Juarez & Hualtulco
From: "Russ Namitz namitzr AT hotmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:49:30 -0800
Hello all~
 
I will be on a cruise ship in January stopping in Puerto Vallarta, Hualutco 
(Crecita) & Puerto Chiapas. 

 
I plan on hiring a taxi to take me up to Union Juarez (and back) for the day 
from the coast. I was curious is anyone knows of a local guide in the area. 
Normally, I wouldn't ask, but my time is limited and any tips on navigation 
would be appreciated. 

 
I was also going to walk to the Hualtulco National Park from the port (or take 
a taxi) to look for CINNAMON-TAILED SPARROW & ROSE-BELLIED (ROSITA'S) BUNTING. 
Again, any tips would be appreciated. 

 
Thank you,
Russ Namitz
Medford, OR
USA
 		 	   		  
Subject: CBC in Mazatlan
From: "Rene Valdes guacamayero AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 14:22:38 -0600
Just in case somone is wintering in Mexico.... on Dec 14 &15 we have
scheduled 2 Christmas Bird Counts in Mazatlan an in the Tufted Jay Preserve.

If you are interested please contact me directly to give you further details



*Ren茅 Vald茅s*

*Monterrey, NL, M茅xico*
www.facebook.com/RVbirdphotography



*Birding with a purpose*...
( 萤 >    Use ebird.org / averaves.org
/鈥) )      Your checklists are used to advance
/ /,,      science and conservation
/
Subject: Red-breasted Nutharch, Son. Puerto Penasco vicinity
From: "naturewideimages AT cox.net [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Sep 2014 17:22:28 -0700
 
 Dear Birdsters, 
 

 My friend Rich Bailowitz (Tucson, AZ) was just in Puerto Penasco, Son. and 
sent me the following note: 

 

 I was along the Sonoran coast just south of Puerto Penasco for the past 4 
days. My wife and I and my son and his girlfriend were staying at the Mayan 
Palace Hotel perhaps 25 km ESE of the town. We were enjoying the beach, the 
wind, the birds, and even the odonates and on the morning of the 27th, 
[September 2014] I was examining the flocks of warblers in the mesquites around 
the hotel's water features. Mixed in was a knockout individual of a 
Red-breasted nuthatch. This spot was fewer than 200 meters from the water and 
at an elevation of surely under 10 m. I mentioned it to Doug D and he said that 
this was a flight year of sorts and that you might be interested in this 
coastal Sonoran record to flesh out the extent of the southward and downward 
incursion. 

 Here are the coordinates of the spot, in case it's of interest to you: 
31.2454掳 X -113.2642掳 

 
 Rich
 

 Best,
 Bob Behrstock
 Hereford, AZ
 
Subject: CBC Playa Blanca (south of Zihua/Ixtapa) Dec 14, 2014
From: "antep12 AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Sep 2014 20:24:51 -0700
I received a note from Laurel Patrick organizer of this CBC that the 4th count 
year will take place on Dec 14. There will be two count periods, one in the 
morning from 6:30-10:30 and one in the afternoon from 3:30-dusk. 

 

 Habitats include:
 

 -Laguna Potosi and surrounding mangroves in kayaks
 -Playa Blanca beach
 -Sand dunes, nearby bushy habitat and Cerro Guamilule
 -Salina (salt flats surrounding the lagoon)
 -El Refugio and surrounds including El Refugio, palm plantations, mangroves, 
Carrizo Lagoon, and Loma Bonita. This is a large zone with several captains 

 -Los Llanitos Lagoon
 

 I have helped with this CBC in the past and encourage any members of this 
forum to join us. Please pass this notice onto to others who might be 
interested. 

 

 Additional information is available by contacting Laurel at laurel AT 
elrefugiodepotosi DOT org. No spaces in her email address. 

 

 I hope to see you in Zihua/Ixtapa/Playa Blanca.  
 

 Georgia Conti
 Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacan
Subject: World Shorebirds Day, 6 September
From: "gyorgy.szimuly AT me.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Aug 2014 16:27:24 -0700
Dear Birdwatchers,
 

 You might have heard about the World Shorebirds Day to be held on 6 September, 
2014 for the first time. One of the key programs of this special day is the 
Global Shorebird Counting, which is a public awareness initiative. I ask all 
Mexican birders to take part in the counting in any areas where shorebirds 
occur. Don't worry, if there are no huge number of shorebirds in your area. We 
don't ask money to help. We just ask to go out birding, what every birdwatcher 
love to do anyway. 

 

 Please consider supporting this initiative and register your location on our 
website. By registering a location you can be a part of a draw to win a 
fantastic bird book package worth about 拢150. 

 

 Registration of the location and more details about the Global Shorebird 
Counting Program can be found here: http://goo.gl/jNW1VG http://goo.gl/jNW1VG 

 

 The map with more than 340 already registered locations can be viewed here: 
http://goo.gl/ICpB7X http://goo.gl/ICpB7X 

 

 Thanks for your time and please help us to reach our goal of having a thousand 
locations registered by 6th of September 2014. 

 

 Best wishes, Szimi
 _
 Gyorgy Szimuly
 Coordinator of the Global Events of the World Shorebirds Day
 Milton Keynes, UK
 
 http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/ 
http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/ 
Subject: Mexico Rare Bird Alert FB group
From: "Rene Valdes guacamayero AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:49:42 -0500
Hello mex-birders,

I invite everyone to join a new FB group of interest for all birders (or
birding) in Mexico.

This is the Mexico Rare Bird Alert - FB group
www.facebook.com/groups/MexicoRBA

This group is for sharing rare and notable bird reports from Mexico. We
invite all birders interested in the diffusion and discussion of the rare
bird records to join this group.

The administrators/moderators are a group of experts whom are regional
compilers (rare bird records) for North American Birds (ABA), eBird
regional reviewers, and experienced birders in Mexico.
Before posting, please take a look at the group's guidelines (in the group
files).

Welcome on board.



*Ren茅 Vald茅s*

*Monterrey, NL, M茅xico*
www.facebook.com/RVbirdphotography



*Birding with a purpose*...
( 萤 >    Use ebird.org / averaves.org
/鈥) )      Your checklists are used to advance
/ /,,      science and conservation
/
Subject: Re: The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot?
From: "Dany Sloan danymsloan AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:10:17 -0700
I spent some time in this area earlier this year (with Mark as my guide for
part of the time), and it's not the easiest spot to get to - but that's
part of the charm and attraction. Good food, friendly people, and great
birding. It's also an area I plan to travel again in the near future and I
can only hope that it remains similar to the way it was when I left.

I'd love to help out in any way - if that's even possible.

Best,
Daniel Sloan
LA, CA...soon to be Washington, DC


On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 1:49 PM, 'Kevin S.' kevmsharp AT yahoo.com
[Mexico-Birding]  wrote:

>
>
> So, so, so sad.  Thanks for forwarding.  I wish it were better news.  At
> this point, is there anything someone like me can do?
>
> -Kevin Sharp
> Manchester, Michigan, USA
>
>
>
>   On Thursday, June 12, 2014 2:09 PM, "Manuel Grosselet
> birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" 
> wrote:
>
>
>
>  Mark,
>
> where is compostela and marismas nacionales?
> Let us know
> Manuel
> www.tierradeaves.com
>
>
>   El Jueves, 12 de junio, 2014 10:05:08, "Mark Stackhouse
> westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" 
> escribi贸:
>
>
>
>  It appears that the governor of Nayarit has plans to turn San Blas into
> the largest industrial port in Latin America. Needless to say, it
> completed, this will completely destroy the San Blas area as a birding
> location, and have devastating consequences for bird populations, both of
> local and endemic species, and especially to migratory birds. The impacts
> on critical habitat for migratory birds could reach throughout North
> America, and perhaps the entire hemisphere, if the Marismas Nacionales are
> heavily damaged (a near certainty) or destroyed.
>
> Here is what we know:
>
>
> 
http://jaltemba-bay-mexico.com/index.php?/topic/6075-puerto-nayarit-slated-to-be-the-largest-port-in-latin-american/ 

>
> and:
>
>
> 
http://nayaritenlinea.mx/2014/05/30/anuncian-construccion-de-puerto-de-altura-en-nayarit/ 

>
> Supposedly the contracts are signed, the money is committed, and the
> construction due to start in November.
>
> Let's hope that there's still time to stop this monstrosity.
>
> Mark
>
> Mark Stackhouse
> mark AT westwings.com
> from Mexico:
> 01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
> 001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
> from  U.S.
> 011-52-323-285-1243 or
> 1-801-518-5618
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>    
>
Subject: Re: The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot?
From: "'Kevin S.' kevmsharp AT yahoo.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:49:33 -0700 (PDT)
So, so, so sad.聽 Thanks for forwarding.聽 I wish it were better news.聽 At 
this point, is there anything someone like me can do?聽 


-Kevin Sharp
Manchester, Michigan, USA



On Thursday, June 12, 2014 2:09 PM, "Manuel Grosselet birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx 
[Mexico-Birding]"  wrote: 

 


聽 
Mark,

where is compostela and marismas nacionales?
Let us know
Manuel
www.tierradeaves.com 


El Jueves, 12 de junio, 2014 10:05:08, "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com 
[Mexico-Birding]"  escribi贸: 

 


聽 
It appears that the governor of Nayarit has plans to turn San Blas into the 
largest industrial port in Latin America. Needless to say, it completed, this 
will completely destroy the San Blas area as a birding location, and have 
devastating consequences for bird populations, both of local and endemic 
species, and especially to migratory birds. The impacts on critical habitat for 
migratory birds could reach throughout North America, and perhaps the entire 
hemisphere, if the Marismas Nacionales are heavily damaged (a near certainty) 
or destroyed. 


Here is what we know:


http://jaltemba-bay-mexico.com/index.php?/topic/6075-puerto-nayarit-slated-to-be-the-largest-port-in-latin-american/ 


and:


http://nayaritenlinea.mx/2014/05/30/anuncian-construccion-de-puerto-de-altura-en-nayarit/ 


Supposedly the contracts are signed, the money is committed, and the 
construction due to start in November. 


Let's hope that there's still time to stop this monstrosity.

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from 聽U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618





Subject: Re: The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot?
From: "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:50:58 -0700
Compostela is the municipio immediately to the south of San Blas. The Marismas 
Nacionales is the largest Pacific-coast wetlands complex in N. America, and 
starts in the area around San Blas and stretches north to just past the Sinaloa 
border. It's a major (perhaps the most important) wintering area for waterfowl 
and shorebirds from the western half of N. America. 


There are lots of people saying that it may not be sited right at San Blas, but 
that isn't important. The impacts of a project of this size will be felt all 
over the region, from the massive population increase, to water use (and water 
that would have to come from the same sources that water the marismas, drying 
those marshes), to the transportation network that would criss-cross the area, 
to the mining of construction materials, pollution in the ocean, destruction of 
turtle nesting beaches, whales killed by ship impacts, and more. 


It would massively degrade or destroy much of the region, not matter exactly 
where it is finally located. The whole coastline in this region is relatively 
pristine, and sparsely populated, so it's hard to imagine a place where the 
environmental and social impacts could be more severe. 


Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Jun 12, 2014, at 11:09 AM, Manuel Grosselet wrote:

> Mark,
> 
> where is compostela and marismas nacionales?
> Let us know
> Manuel
> www.tierradeaves.com
> 
> 
> El Jueves, 12 de junio, 2014 10:05:08, "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com 
[Mexico-Birding]"  escribi: 

> 
> 
> It appears that the governor of Nayarit has plans to turn San Blas into the 
largest industrial port in Latin America. Needless to say, it completed, this 
will completely destroy the San Blas area as a birding location, and have 
devastating consequences for bird populations, both of local and endemic 
species, and especially to migratory birds. The impacts on critical habitat for 
migratory birds could reach throughout North America, and perhaps the entire 
hemisphere, if the Marismas Nacionales are heavily damaged (a near certainty) 
or destroyed. 

> 
> Here is what we know:
> 
> 
http://jaltemba-bay-mexico.com/index.php?/topic/6075-puerto-nayarit-slated-to-be-the-largest-port-in-latin-american/ 

> 
> and:
> 
> 
http://nayaritenlinea.mx/2014/05/30/anuncian-construccion-de-puerto-de-altura-en-nayarit/ 

> 
> Supposedly the contracts are signed, the money is committed, and the 
construction due to start in November. 

> 
> Let's hope that there's still time to stop this monstrosity.
> 
> Mark
> 
> Mark Stackhouse
> mark AT westwings.com
> from Mexico:
> 01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
> 001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
> from  U.S.
> 011-52-323-285-1243 or
> 1-801-518-5618
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot?
From: "Manuel Grosselet birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:09:31 -0700 (PDT)
Mark,

where is compostela and marismas nacionales?
Let us know
Manuel
www.tierradeaves.com 


El Jueves, 12 de junio, 2014 10:05:08, "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com 
[Mexico-Birding]"  escribi贸: 

 


聽 
It appears that the governor of Nayarit has plans to turn San Blas into the 
largest industrial port in Latin America. Needless to say, it completed, this 
will completely destroy the San Blas area as a birding location, and have 
devastating consequences for bird populations, both of local and endemic 
species, and especially to migratory birds. The impacts on critical habitat for 
migratory birds could reach throughout North America, and perhaps the entire 
hemisphere, if the Marismas Nacionales are heavily damaged (a near certainty) 
or destroyed. 


Here is what we know:


http://jaltemba-bay-mexico.com/index.php?/topic/6075-puerto-nayarit-slated-to-be-the-largest-port-in-latin-american/ 


and:


http://nayaritenlinea.mx/2014/05/30/anuncian-construccion-de-puerto-de-altura-en-nayarit/ 


Supposedly the contracts are signed, the money is committed, and the 
construction due to start in November. 


Let's hope that there's still time to stop this monstrosity.

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from 聽U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618



Subject: The end of San Blas as a birding hotspot?
From: "Mark Stackhouse westwings AT sisna.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:05:03 -0700
It appears that the governor of Nayarit has plans to turn San Blas into the 
largest industrial port in Latin America. Needless to say, it completed, this 
will completely destroy the San Blas area as a birding location, and have 
devastating consequences for bird populations, both of local and endemic 
species, and especially to migratory birds. The impacts on critical habitat for 
migratory birds could reach throughout North America, and perhaps the entire 
hemisphere, if the Marismas Nacionales are heavily damaged (a near certainty) 
or destroyed. 


Here is what we know:


http://jaltemba-bay-mexico.com/index.php?/topic/6075-puerto-nayarit-slated-to-be-the-largest-port-in-latin-american/ 


and:


http://nayaritenlinea.mx/2014/05/30/anuncian-construccion-de-puerto-de-altura-en-nayarit/ 


Supposedly the contracts are signed, the money is committed, and the 
construction due to start in November. 


Let's hope that there's still time to stop this monstrosity.

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618



Subject: RE: programs for our club in SanCrist骲al, Chiapas, Mexico
From: "'Bob Warneke' warneke AT austin.rr.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 21:05:41 -0500
     If you need to reach me immediately, please send your message to me at 
     blwarneke AT gmail.com
     
     Thank you.
     Bob Warneke



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Subject: programs for our club in SanCrist贸bal, Chiapas, Mexico
From: "Brock Huffman brockhuffman AT gmail.com [Mexico-Birding]" <Mexico-Birding@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 09:29:22 -0500
Buenos D铆as Everyone:  We have had a birdwatching club here in San
Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico for 3 1/2 years now, meeting the first Wednesday
evening of every month.
We have about exhausted our graduate students and professors as speakers.
If any of you would be in our area around the first part of any month and
could help with a program we sure would appreciate the assistance.

Thanking you in advance, Brock Huffman
Subject: Re: Double-toothed Kite south of Puerto Vallarta
From: Ned Brinkley <thalassoica AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:04:29 -0400
Sorry - this should be called Reserva Ecol贸gica Sierra de San Juan!


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM, Ned Brinkley  wrote:

>
>
> There is a record (photo) from Texas at High Island (4 May 2011), and
> various groups (including Howell's) have seen one or two Double-toothed
> Kites at Cerro de San Juan in Nayarit, to the north of Jalisco. These
> records (around 2005, 2007) are published in *North American Birds.* There
> are also records from El Tuito, Jalisco from the past five years, I think,
> and one about five years ago from San Sebastian del Oeste. I am forgetting
> a few others, nearer Puerto Vallarta (and perhaps one in February this year
> from Yelapa?), but it does seem that the species is either slowly spreading
> northward or is being detected farther north in the past 10-15 years, for
> sure.
>
> Ned Brinkley
> Cape Charles, VA
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM,  wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Myself and friend Greg Lasley saw and photographed an adult
>> Double-toothed Kite flying over a ridge at 2000 feet (650 m) on the road
>> above Yelapa, about 50 km south of Puerto Vallarta, on April 12 at about 11
>> AM.  Howell and Webb mention that they have seen this species in Jalisco,
>> but it appears as an isolated dot far north and west of its typical
>> range on the range maps in their book. This is clearly the farthest north
>> that this bird is reported anywhere in its range, to our knowledge.
>>
>>  Here is a link to one of the photos:
>>
>> http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/620882
>>
>> David R Ferry, MD
>>
>> Yucaipa, CA
>>
>>
>>
>> 
>>
>
>
Subject: Re: Double-toothed Kite south of Puerto Vallarta
From: Ned Brinkley <thalassoica AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:03:44 -0400
There is a record (photo) from Texas at High Island (4 May 2011), and
various groups (including Howell's) have seen one or two Double-toothed
Kites at Cerro de San Juan in Nayarit, to the north of Jalisco. These
records (around 2005, 2007) are published in *North American Birds.* There
are also records from El Tuito, Jalisco from the past five years, I think,
and one about five years ago from San Sebastian del Oeste. I am forgetting
a few others, nearer Puerto Vallarta (and perhaps one in February this year
from Yelapa?), but it does seem that the species is either slowly spreading
northward or is being detected farther north in the past 10-15 years, for
sure.

Ned Brinkley
Cape Charles, VA


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM,  wrote:

>
>
> Myself and friend Greg Lasley saw and photographed an adult Double-toothed
> Kite flying over a ridge at 2000 feet (650 m) on the road above Yelapa,
> about 50 km south of Puerto Vallarta, on April 12 at about 11 AM.  Howell
> and Webb mention that they have seen this species in Jalisco, but
> it appears as an isolated dot far north and west of its typical range on
> the range maps in their book. This is clearly the farthest north that this
> bird is reported anywhere in its range, to our knowledge.
>
>  Here is a link to one of the photos:
>
> http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/620882
>
> David R Ferry, MD
>
> Yucaipa, CA
>
>
>
> 
>
Subject: Double-toothed Kite south of Puerto Vallarta
From: drferry AT aol.com
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:28:47 -0400 (EDT)
Myself and friend Greg Lasley saw and photographed an adult Double-toothed Kite 
flying over a ridge at 2000 feet (650 m) on the road above Yelapa, about 50 km 
south of Puerto Vallarta, on April 12 at about 11 AM. Howell and Webb mention 
that they have seen this species in Jalisco, but it appears as an isolated dot 
far north and west of its typical range on the range maps in their book. This 
is clearly the farthest north that this bird is reported anywhere in its range, 
to our knowledge. 



Here is a link to one of the photos:

http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/620882
David R Ferry, MD
Yucaipa, CA
Subject: Fwd: [Tweeters] RFI Birding Mexico City
From: Georgia Conti <antep12 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:54:14 -0500
I am reposting this for others on our listserv who can provide this Pacific
North West birder with help.

Georgia
Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacan

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Richard Anderson 
Date: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 7:31 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI Birding Mexico City
To: "tweeters AT u.washington.edu" 


I'll be in Mexico City the final week in May and I'm hoping for any
first-hand information regarding birding in that region

-Safety (possibly without a guide)
- Reliable guides/nature tours
-Locations

Thanks in advance!



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Tweeters AT u.washington.edu
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Subject: Bird fishing with bait or lure
From: "michel.reglade" <michel.reglade AT voila.fr>
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 14:07:11 +0200 (CEST)
Hi,

The bait fishing behavior is considered as rare.
For an example, see this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntOmfO_sHjQ

I'm a french ornithologist and I'm trying to collect available observations of 
this behavior in birds. 

In particular, I'm looking for observations of bait fishing Green Herons.

My purpose is to better estimate the frequency of this behavior.

If you have personnaly observed or know somebody who have observed such a 
behavior, could you get in touch with me in private? 


Thank you by advance for your help.
Best regards,

Michel Antoine R茅glade
(Toulouse, France).

___________________________________________________________
Mode, hifi, maison,鈥 J'ach猫te malin. Je compare les prix avec Voila.fr 
http://shopping.voila.fr/ 
Subject: Yucatan Peninsula report
From: "Lethaby, Nick" <nlethaby AT ti.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:32:58 +0000
All:

I just got back froma week of family vacation in Quintana Roo and was able to 
do a moderate amount of birding, including a night and morning along the Vigia 
Chico Road. I put everything into ebird but wanted to provide a summary here. 
As a general point, I am becoming less convinced that 'stake-outs' mean that 
much in the peninsula as the whole area consists of uniform habitat (although 
forest is shorter nearer the coast) that can be accessed on a innumerable 
number of arbitrary dirt tracks. I made a fair amount of effort for the 
nightjars and failed to see either although I heard at least 3 Yucatan 
Nightjars. 


We were staying in Akumal (midway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum). Akumal 
itself is fairly limited in bird variety. After looking at various satellite 
images of the area on google maps, I ended up trying a dirt road inland from 
Akumal Pueblo one morning and then one inland from the village of Chemuyil, 
which is a few km south of Akumal and clearly signposted from the 307. The 
Chemuyil track seemed better and I visited about 4 times. Exact instructions to 
it are as follows: 


1. Approach from the north on hwy 307 and take the Chemuyil exit.
2. This will put you on a paved road that skirt the edge of the village. In a 
half km or so you will pass a sports field on the left and the road will turn 
to dirt and go down a hill. 

3. At the bottom of the hill turn right on to a broad dirt track. This road is 
hard limestone and easily drivable in a regular car. 

4. There is good habitat all the way along here. I spent most of my time along 
a track to left at about 5-6 km in, where the trees were a bit taller. This led 
to a cenote with some kind of pumping station. The owner of the land there was 
called Andreas was friendly and interested in wild life. You can see this 
cenote on google maps and the side track that goes there. 


This road was very birdy. Endemics seen included Rose-throated Tanager, 
Ridgeway's Rough-winged Swallow, Yucatan Woodpecker, Yellow-lored Parrot, 
Yucatan Jay, Orange Oriole, and Green-backed Sparrow. I heard Yucatan Nightjar 
as well. Other species I saw included Ferruginous Pygmy-owl, all three trogons, 
Collared Aracari and Keel-billed Toucan, Squirrel Cuckoo, Turquoise-browed 
Motmot, Bright-rumped Atilla, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Gray-collared Becard, 
Black-headed Saltator, 5 species of oriole, Yellow-billed Cacique, and Scrub 
and Yellow-throated Euphonias. 


I went with my family to Coba one day. We didn't arrive until 10.00 so forest 
birding in the heat and crowds of tourists was not really worth it. The forest 
looks pretty good here and it's clearly a much better birding site than Chichen 
Ixta. Around noon I made a half-hearted attempt for Ruddy Crake and was 
successful in getting good looks at a pair that responded to playback. The 
water level is pretty high right now. I check the part of the lake by the road 
than runs past the turnoff into the ruins. Most of the vegetation was too 
inundated to be good for crakes but eventually I found an area of vegetation 
that had enough dead rushes/tules/etc that crakes and rails could walk around. 
I immediately saw a Purple Gallinule and Sora and the Ruddy Crakes eventually 
responded to the playback. 


I spent an evening and morning along the Virgia Chico Road out of F. Carillo 
Puerto. Finding this road is less straightforward than in Howell as one hits 
roundabouts coming in from the N that he doesn't discuss. There also seems to 
be some kind of bypass near completion so things may change again. The 
roundabout he refers to is on Lazero Cardenas del Rio (this is the E-W street). 
It may be helpful to ask for the (Instituto) Technologico as this lies on the 
Vigia Chico Road. 


I spend three hours (two after dusk) and one before dawn looking for nightjars. 
I didn't see any caprimulgids on the road at all. There was nothing else of 
interest either. I did hear Yucatan Nightjars calling in the section at about 2 
km just before the start of the forest. I also heard Vermiculated (Guatamalan) 
Screech-Owl a couple of spots. This road didn't look dramatically better than 
other arbitrary ones I have been on in the Yucatan for habitat. I did get a 
Gray-throated Chat along here, along with Yucatan Flycather, Rose-throated 
Tanager etc. The highlight was an antswarm with ant-tanagers, all five 
woodcreepers, RT Tanager, Black Catbird, Eye-ringed Flatbill, and Green-backed 
Sparrow. The only parrot I definitely identified was a White-fronted Parrot. 
The road was pretty poor for orioles. I heard but did not see Singing Quail. It 
was rather windy so that made birding the milpas difficult. 


Nick Lethaby
Software Development Organization
Texas Instruments
office: +1 805 562 5106
mobile: +1 805 284 6200
e-mail: nlethaby AT ti.com
Subject: Re: guia en cuernavaca?
From: Rene Valdes <guacamayero AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:49:43 -0600
sorry folks!
I thought I sent the email to a friend, not the entire group. Anyway,
thanks for the quick answers.

*Ren茅 Vald茅s*

*Monterrey, NL, M茅xico* www.birdpicsandmore.com
www.facebook.com/RVbirdphotography


Are you doing something useful with your bird observations?

( 萤 >    Use ebird.org / averaves.org
/鈥) )
/ /,,      www.birdseyebirding.com
/


El 10 de marzo de 2014, 23:12, Rene Valdes  escribi贸:

> que onda Eric como estas?
>
> Oye, me contact贸 un gringo, que busca gu铆a en Cuernavaca y en Acapulco,
> viene de vacaciones y va a estar unos dias en cada sitio. Sabes de algun
> conacto en estos sitios, recomendable y que jale como gu铆a por ahi?
>
> Ah, y otro gringo tambien ocupa gu铆a, tanto en Guadalajara como en Colima,
> sabes de alguien?
>
> saludos
>
>
> *Ren茅 Vald茅s*
>
> *Monterrey, NL, M茅xico * www.birdpicsandmore.com
> www.facebook.com/RVbirdphotography
>
>
> Are you doing something useful with your bird observations?
>
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> /鈥) )
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> /
>
Subject: guia en cuernavaca?
From: Rene Valdes <guacamayero AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:12:22 -0600
que onda Eric como estas?

Oye, me contact贸 un gringo, que busca gu铆a en Cuernavaca y en Acapulco,
viene de vacaciones y va a estar unos dias en cada sitio. Sabes de algun
conacto en estos sitios, recomendable y que jale como gu铆a por ahi?

Ah, y otro gringo tambien ocupa gu铆a, tanto en Guadalajara como en Colima,
sabes de alguien?

saludos


*Ren茅 Vald茅s*

*Monterrey, NL, M茅xico* www.birdpicsandmore.com
www.facebook.com/RVbirdphotography


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/鈥) )
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/
Subject: Mary Ann Wood
From: Mary Ann Wood <maryannie.wood AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:33:52 +0100




Subject: Masked booby
From: Manuel Grosselet <birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:11:24 -0800 (PST)
I guys

I am looking for pictures of Masked Booby for Oaxaca State or Chiapas.
If someone took, pictures of Nazca or Masked, coulp you share the link or 
pictures with me to see the birds-- 

So far I have any pictures of Masked Booby for Oaxaca...

Let me know
All the best
Manuel
www.tierradeaves.com
Subject: Re: Lake Patzcuaro Sighting
From: Gail Schacter <gailschacter AT shaw.ca>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:36:16 -0600
A a group of us were out birding at the lower presa south of Teotitlan 
on Tuesday, including an individual from St. Louis, Missouri, who knows 
the Gray Catbird well, and we saw it along the stream bed. All of us not 
being local birders did not realize the significance of it.

Gail Schacter, currently in Oaxaca

On 2/20/14 11:12 AM, Manuel Grosselet wrote:
>
>
> Georgia,
>
> There are one record in Toluca, and severals in Jalisco...but 
> apparently nothing in michoacan in ebird...
>
> All the best
> Manuel
> www.tierradeaves.com
>
>
> El Jueves, 20 de febrero, 2014 10:31:57, Georgia Conti 
>  escribi贸:
> I had a Gray catbird at my water feature a few minutes ago, the first 
> of this species I have seen in Mexico. I will try to get a photo if it 
> returns. I am checking with ornithologists in Morelia as to whether 
> there are any other sightings in Michoacan.
>
> Georgia Conti
> Arocutin in Lake Patzcuaro
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
>
>
> 
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Subject: Lilac-crowned Parrots near Punta de Mita
From: Will Carter <wcelguapo1 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:58:31 -0800 (PST)
This am. I recorded 5 Lilac-crowned on the road connecting Hwy 200 near its 
terminus at Punta de Mita with the town of Sayulita. 燛mail me directly if you 
wish specific directions to observation spot. 

W. Carter
Subject: Re: Lake Patzcuaro Sighting
From: Manuel Grosselet <birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:12:17 -0800 (PST)
Georgia,

There are one record in Toluca, and severals in Jalisco...but apparently 
nothing in michoacan in ebird... 


All the best
Manuel

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El Jueves, 20 de febrero, 2014 10:31:57, Georgia Conti  
escribi贸: 

 
聽 
I had a Gray catbird at my water feature a few minutes ago, the first of this 
species I have seen in Mexico. I will try to get a photo if it returns. I am 
checking with ornithologists in Morelia as to whether there are any other 
sightings in Michoacan. 


Georgia Conti
Arocutin in Lake Patzcuaro

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Subject: Lake Patzcuaro Sighting
From: Georgia Conti <antep12 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:31:46 -0600
I had a Gray catbird at my water feature a few minutes ago, the first of this 
species I have seen in Mexico. I will try to get a photo if it returns. I am 
checking with ornithologists in Morelia as to whether there are any other 
sightings in Michoacan. 


Georgia Conti
Arocutin in Lake Patzcuaro

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Subject: Re: International Shorebird Counts
From: Mark Stackhouse <westwings AT sisna.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:15:25 -0700
We will participate in San Blas.

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




On Feb 18, 2014, at 7:00 PM,   
wrote: 


> 
> Dear Friends,
> 
> On 6-7 September an International Shorebird Counts will be held as a part of 
the event series of the World Shorebirds Day. We'd be thrilled if Mexican 
birders would support this idea and would join this global event, supported by 
eBird. 

> 
> Please help us to make it a worldwide event. More details can be found in the 
blog of the special day. 

> http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/shorebirds-unite-us/
> 
> Related contest is here: 
http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-first-mini-contest/ 

> 
> Don't worry about the early announcement. We have plans with the map, so make 
sure you add your location as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can mail me 
the location. Thanks for your support and happy birding. 

> 
> Best wishes, Szimi
> _
> Gyorgy Szimuly
> Coordinator of the World Shorebirds Day Event Series
> http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com
> 
> 
Subject: Re: International Shorebird Counts
From: Manuel Grosselet <birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:03:11 -0800 (PST)
WE are in....

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves.com



El Martes, 18 de febrero, 2014 20:00:15, "gyorgy.szimuly AT me.com" 
 escribi贸: 

 
聽 
Dear Friends,

On 6-7 September an International Shorebird Counts will be held as a part of 
the event series of the World Shorebirds Day. We'd be thrilled if Mexican 
birders would support this idea and would join this global event, supported by 
eBird. 


Please help us to make it a worldwide event. More details can be found in the 
blog of the special day. 

http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/shorebirds-unite-us/

Related contest is here: 
http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-first-mini-contest/ 


Don't worry about the early announcement. We have plans with the map, so make 
sure you add your location as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can mail me 
the location. Thanks for your support and happy birding.聽 


Best wishes, Szimi
_
Gyorgy Szimuly
Coordinator of the World Shorebirds Day Event Series
http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com 
Subject: International Shorebird Counts
From: <gyorgy.szimuly AT me.com>
Date: 18 Feb 2014 18:00:12 -0800
Dear Friends,
 

 On 6-7 September an International Shorebird Counts will be held as a part of 
the event series of the World Shorebirds Day. We'd be thrilled if Mexican 
birders would support this idea and would join this global event, supported by 
eBird. 

 

 Please help us to make it a worldwide event. More details can be found in the 
blog of the special day. 

 http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/shorebirds-unite-us/ 
http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/shorebirds-unite-us/ 

 

 Related contest is here: 
http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-first-mini-contest/ 
http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-first-mini-contest/ 

 

 Don't worry about the early announcement. We have plans with the map, so make 
sure you add your location as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can mail me 
the location. Thanks for your support and happy birding. 

 

 Best wishes, Szimi
 _
 Gyorgy Szimuly
 Coordinator of the World Shorebirds Day Event Series
 http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com 
http://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com 
Subject: Re: Re: crime
From: Manuel Grosselet <birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:21:05 -0800 (PST)
Jack, there are 15 years that I bird Mexico, I never get trouble, and I feel 
very safe in Oaxaca... 


All the best

Manuel
www.tierradeaves.com



El Mi茅rcoles, 12 de febrero, 2014 10:29:29, rick white  
escribi贸: 

 
聽 
聽I spent 2+ years surveying birds in San Luis Potosi, MX, and like Jack, could 
have been more careful with my equipment. I never had a problem or lost 
anything even though I parked my vehicle along roads and in out-of-the-way 
places. Treat the locals as equals, don't leave your equipment out in the open, 
and remember you can find trouble anywhere regardless of the country. 




On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:50 AM, Jack Eitniear  
wrote: 

 
聽 
A friend from Colombia who has birded in unsafe areas recently travelled to 
California to have his聽 

equipment stolen from his car! 聽Additionally, a friend lost all his equipment 
as he enjoyed lunch at a聽 

north side cafe in San Antonio, Texas. A good neighborhood with little 
crime....that said with 50 trips into聽 

Mexico for bird studies-and generally being careless with leaving the truck 
unlocked etc., I have never聽 

had a single item stolen. Point being as others have said its a "crap shoot" so 
if your equipment is expensive 

keep it within your sight! 聽

Jack聽
Jack Clinton Eitniear
CSTB Neotropical Quail and Waterfowl Program
jce AT cstbinc.org
www.cstbinc.org

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave" Dakota Indian Saying


From: "Mexico-Birding AT yahoogroups.com" 
To: Mexico-Birding AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:51 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] Digest Number 1235
 

Mexico Birding
   
Mexico Birding  Group   
3  New  Messages 
Digest #1235 
 
1a 
Re: becareful at your equipment  by  "Eric Antonio Martinez" mirmidons_1987  
1b 
Re: becareful at your equipment  by  "Manuel Grosselet" birdinnet  
1c 
Re: becareful at your equipment by "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcas" 
katahdinss 

Messages 
1a 
Re: becareful at your equipment   
Tue Feb聽11,聽2014 7:33聽pm        (PST)        . Posted by: 
"Eric Antonio Martinez"         mirmidons_1987   
Dear Manuel
聽
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is聽NOT 
in the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its 
tourism and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out 
there about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such 
information and be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect 
the Restauant Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes 
that hard work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice.

Eric Antonio Martinez
Oaxaca, Mexico
http://mexico- birding.com/

____________ _________ _________ __
From: Manuel Grosselet 
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment

聽 
The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca,聽 a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car.聽 Please take care of your equipment, don't leave 
visible your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware...

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves. com

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1b 
Re: becareful at your equipment   
Tue Feb聽11,聽2014 8:06聽pm        (PST)        . Posted by: 
"Manuel Grosselet"         birdinnet   
Dear Eric and Birders

Thanks for the details. You right, This restaurant is not in Teotitlan del 
Valle, it's just that it's the most common one that we use when we finished to 
bird Teotitlan, good food anyway. 

Teotitlan is such a nice place, and not just for birding, but for its market, 
Woolen carpet and nice will of the local community to avoid plastic 
contamination and so traditional place. 

I am sorry about the robbery, but happened there and anywhere in the world. 
Hazard of the travelling. 

it was mainly a Swarosky telescops, ATS, if you heard something there locally.
Anyway, now we are in contact, Eric, may be could you send to me the 
information to be able to enter the CBC data of this year...please. . 


Enjoy birding.
Manuel

El Martes, 11 de febrero, 2014 21:33:45, Eric Antonio Martinez  escribi贸: 


聽 
Dear Manuel
聽
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is聽NOT 
in the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its 
tourism and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out 
there about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such 
information and be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect 
the Restauant Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes 
that hard work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice.
聽
Eric Antonio Martinez
Oaxaca, Mexico
http://mexico- birding.com/

From: Manuel Grosselet 
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment

聽 
The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca,聽 a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car.聽 Please take care of your equipment, don't leave 
visible your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware...

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves. com


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1c 
Re: becareful at your equipment   
Wed Feb聽12,聽2014 4:44聽am        (PST)        . Posted by: 
"Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcas"         katahdinss   

Everyone, 

These sorts of robberies are everywhere -- the USA is as bad as anywhere for 
break in, snatch and grab. NEVER never leave your optics showing or even books 
etc which indicate you are a birder. Lock them in the boot of your car and if 
that can be separately locked (like our Toyota can) do that. Take your bins 
into the restaurant with you if you are unsure. 


My husband and I had a wonderful trip to Oaxaca a few years ago, just the two 
of us traveling around, and never felt unsafe or unwelcome. We are anxious to 
get back as we did miss a few birds! 


Cheers, 
Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper 
Maryland, USA 
----- Original Message -----

From: "Manuel Grosselet"  
To: "Eric Antonio Martinez" , "mexico birders" 
, patios AT prodigy. net.mx 

Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:03:22 PM 
Subject: Re: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment 

Dear Eric and Birders 

Thanks for the details. You right, This restaurant is not in Teotitlan del 
Valle, it's just that it's the most common one that we use when we finished to 
bird Teotitlan, good food anyway. 

Teotitlan is such a nice place, and not just for birding, but for its market, 
Woolen carpet and nice will of the local community to avoid plastic 
contamination and so traditional place. 

I am sorry about the robbery, but happened there and anywhere in the world. 
Hazard of the travelling. 

it was mainly a Swarosky telescops, ATS, if you heard something there locally. 
Anyway, now we are in contact, Eric, may be could you send to me the 
information to be able to enter the CBC data of this year...please. . 


Enjoy birding. 
Manuel 

El Martes, 11 de febrero, 2014 21:33:45, Eric Antonio Martinez  escribi贸: 

Dear Manuel 
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is NOT in 
the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its tourism 
and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out there 
about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such information and 
be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect the Restauant 
Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes that hard 
work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice. 
Eric Antonio Martinez 
Oaxaca, Mexico 
http://mexico- birding.com/ 

From: Manuel Grosselet  
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM 
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment 

The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca, a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car. Please take care of your equipment, don't leave visible 
your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware... 

All the best 
Manuel 
www.tierradeaves. com 


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Subject: Re: Re: crime
From: rick white <rhlawhite AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:26:29 -0800 (PST)
聽I spent 2+ years surveying birds in San Luis Potosi, MX, and like Jack, could 
have been more careful with my equipment. I never had a problem or lost 
anything even though I parked my vehicle along roads and in out-of-the-way 
places. Treat the locals as equals, don't leave your equipment out in the open, 
and remember you can find trouble anywhere regardless of the country. 




On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:50 AM, Jack Eitniear  
wrote: 

  
聽 
A friend from Colombia who has birded in unsafe areas recently travelled to 
California to have his聽 

equipment stolen from his car! 聽Additionally, a friend lost all his equipment 
as he enjoyed lunch at a聽 

north side cafe in San Antonio, Texas. A good neighborhood with little 
crime....that said with 50 trips into聽 

Mexico for bird studies-and generally being careless with leaving the truck 
unlocked etc., I have never聽 

had a single item stolen. Point being as others have said its a "crap shoot" so 
if your equipment is expensive 

keep it within your sight! 聽

Jack聽
Jack Clinton Eitniear
CSTB Neotropical Quail and Waterfowl Program
jce AT cstbinc.org
www.cstbinc.org

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave" Dakota Indian Saying

 

________________________________
 From: "Mexico-Birding AT yahoogroups.com" 
To: Mexico-Birding AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:51 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] Digest Number 1235
  
Mexico Birding
    
Mexico Birding  Group      
3  New  Messages  
Digest #1235      
 
1a  
Re: becareful at your equipment by "Eric Antonio Martinez" mirmidons_1987 

1b  
Re: becareful at your equipment  by  "Manuel Grosselet" birdinnet     
1c  
Re: becareful at your equipment by "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcas" 
katahdinss 

Messages  
1a  
Re: becareful at your equipment      
Tue Feb聽11,聽2014 7:33聽pm        (PST)        . Posted by:  
"Eric Antonio Martinez"         mirmidons_1987     
Dear Manuel
聽
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is聽NOT 
in the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its 
tourism and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out 
there about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such 
information and be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect 
the Restauant Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes 
that hard work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice.

Eric Antonio Martinez
Oaxaca, Mexico
http://mexico- birding.com/

____________ _________ _________ __
From: Manuel Grosselet 
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment

聽 
The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca,聽 a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car.聽 Please take care of your equipment, don't leave 
visible your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware...

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves. com
 
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1b  
Re: becareful at your equipment      
Tue Feb聽11,聽2014 8:06聽pm        (PST)        . Posted by:  
"Manuel Grosselet"         birdinnet     
Dear Eric and Birders

Thanks for the details. You right, This restaurant is not in Teotitlan del 
Valle, it's just that it's the most common one that we use when we finished to 
bird Teotitlan, good food anyway. 

Teotitlan is such a nice place, and not just for birding, but for its market, 
Woolen carpet and nice will of the local community to avoid plastic 
contamination and so traditional place. 

I am sorry about the robbery, but happened there and anywhere in the world. 
Hazard of the travelling. 

it was mainly a Swarosky telescops, ATS, if you heard something there locally.
Anyway, now we are in contact, Eric, may be could you send to me the 
information to be able to enter the CBC data of this year...please. . 


Enjoy birding.
Manuel

El Martes, 11 de febrero, 2014 21:33:45, Eric Antonio Martinez  escribi贸: 


聽 
Dear Manuel
聽
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is聽NOT 
in the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its 
tourism and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out 
there about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such 
information and be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect 
the Restauant Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes 
that hard work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice.
聽
Eric Antonio Martinez
Oaxaca, Mexico
http://mexico- birding.com/

From: Manuel Grosselet 
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment

聽 
The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca,聽 a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car.聽 Please take care of your equipment, don't leave 
visible your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware...

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves. com

 
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1c  
Re: becareful at your equipment      
Wed Feb聽12,聽2014 4:44聽am        (PST)        . Posted by:  
"Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcas"         katahdinss     

Everyone, 

These sorts of robberies are everywhere -- the USA is as bad as anywhere for 
break in, snatch and grab. NEVER never leave your optics showing or even books 
etc which indicate you are a birder. Lock them in the boot of your car and if 
that can be separately locked (like our Toyota can) do that. Take your bins 
into the restaurant with you if you are unsure. 


My husband and I had a wonderful trip to Oaxaca a few years ago, just the two 
of us traveling around, and never felt unsafe or unwelcome. We are anxious to 
get back as we did miss a few birds! 


Cheers, 
Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper 
Maryland, USA 
----- Original Message -----

From: "Manuel Grosselet"  
To: "Eric Antonio Martinez" , "mexico birders" 
, patios AT prodigy. net.mx 

Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:03:22 PM 
Subject: Re: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment 

Dear Eric and Birders 

Thanks for the details. You right, This restaurant is not in Teotitlan del 
Valle, it's just that it's the most common one that we use when we finished to 
bird Teotitlan, good food anyway. 

Teotitlan is such a nice place, and not just for birding, but for its market, 
Woolen carpet and nice will of the local community to avoid plastic 
contamination and so traditional place. 

I am sorry about the robbery, but happened there and anywhere in the world. 
Hazard of the travelling. 

it was mainly a Swarosky telescops, ATS, if you heard something there locally. 
Anyway, now we are in contact, Eric, may be could you send to me the 
information to be able to enter the CBC data of this year...please. . 


Enjoy birding. 
Manuel 

El Martes, 11 de febrero, 2014 21:33:45, Eric Antonio Martinez  escribi贸: 

Dear Manuel 
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is NOT in 
the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its tourism 
and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out there 
about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such information and 
be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect the Restauant 
Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes that hard 
work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice. 
Eric Antonio Martinez 
Oaxaca, Mexico 
http://mexico- birding.com/ 

From: Manuel Grosselet  
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM 
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment 

The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca, a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car. Please take care of your equipment, don't leave visible 
your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware... 

All the best 
Manuel 
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Subject: Re: crime
From: Jack Eitniear <jackeitniear AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:50:16 -0800 (PST)
A friend from Colombia who has birded in unsafe areas recently travelled to 
California to have his聽 

equipment stolen from his car! 聽Additionally, a friend lost all his equipment 
as he enjoyed lunch at a聽 

north side cafe in San Antonio, Texas. A good neighborhood with little 
crime....that said with 50 trips into聽 

Mexico for bird studies-and generally being careless with leaving the truck 
unlocked etc., I have never聽 

had a single item stolen. Point being as others have said its a "crap shoot" so 
if your equipment is expensive 

keep it within your sight! 聽

Jack聽
Jack Clinton Eitniear
CSTB Neotropical Quail and Waterfowl Program
jce AT cstbinc.org
www.cstbinc.org

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave" Dakota Indian Saying



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To: Mexico-Birding AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:51 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] Digest Number 1235
 


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Mexico Birding  Group   
3  New  Messages 
Digest #1235 
 
1a 
Re: becareful at your equipment  by  "Eric Antonio Martinez" mirmidons_1987  
1b 
Re: becareful at your equipment  by  "Manuel Grosselet" birdinnet  
1c 
Re: becareful at your equipment by "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcas" 
katahdinss 

Messages 
1a 
Re: becareful at your equipment   
Tue Feb聽11,聽2014 7:33聽pm        (PST)        . Posted by: 
"Eric Antonio Martinez"         mirmidons_1987   
Dear Manuel
聽
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is聽NOT 
in the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its 
tourism and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out 
there about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such 
information and be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect 
the Restauant Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes 
that hard work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice.

Eric Antonio Martinez
Oaxaca, Mexico
http://mexico- birding.com/

____________ _________ _________ __
From: Manuel Grosselet 
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment

聽 
The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca,聽 a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car.聽 Please take care of your equipment, don't leave 
visible your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware...

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves. com

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Re: becareful at your equipment   
Tue Feb聽11,聽2014 8:06聽pm        (PST)        . Posted by: 
"Manuel Grosselet"         birdinnet   
Dear Eric and Birders

Thanks for the details. You right, This restaurant is not in Teotitlan del 
Valle, it's just that it's the most common one that we use when we finished to 
bird Teotitlan, good food anyway. 

Teotitlan is such a nice place, and not just for birding, but for its market, 
Woolen carpet and nice will of the local community to avoid plastic 
contamination and so traditional place. 

I am sorry about the robbery, but happened there and anywhere in the world. 
Hazard of the travelling. 

it was mainly a Swarosky telescops, ATS, if you heard something there locally.
Anyway, now we are in contact, Eric, may be could you send to me the 
information to be able to enter the CBC data of this year...please. . 


Enjoy birding.
Manuel

El Martes, 11 de febrero, 2014 21:33:45, Eric Antonio Martinez  escribi贸: 


聽 
Dear Manuel
聽
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is聽NOT 
in the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its 
tourism and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out 
there about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such 
information and be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect 
the Restauant Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes 
that hard work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice.
聽
Eric Antonio Martinez
Oaxaca, Mexico
http://mexico- birding.com/

From: Manuel Grosselet 
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment

聽 
The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca,聽 a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car.聽 Please take care of your equipment, don't leave 
visible your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware...

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves. com


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Re: becareful at your equipment   
Wed Feb聽12,聽2014 4:44聽am        (PST)        . Posted by: 
"Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcas"         katahdinss   

Everyone, 

These sorts of robberies are everywhere -- the USA is as bad as anywhere for 
break in, snatch and grab. NEVER never leave your optics showing or even books 
etc which indicate you are a birder. Lock them in the boot of your car and if 
that can be separately locked (like our Toyota can) do that. Take your bins 
into the restaurant with you if you are unsure. 


My husband and I had a wonderful trip to Oaxaca a few years ago, just the two 
of us traveling around, and never felt unsafe or unwelcome. We are anxious to 
get back as we did miss a few birds! 


Cheers, 
Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper 
Maryland, USA 
----- Original Message -----

From: "Manuel Grosselet"  
To: "Eric Antonio Martinez" , "mexico birders" 
, patios AT prodigy. net.mx 

Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:03:22 PM 
Subject: Re: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment 

Dear Eric and Birders 

Thanks for the details. You right, This restaurant is not in Teotitlan del 
Valle, it's just that it's the most common one that we use when we finished to 
bird Teotitlan, good food anyway. 

Teotitlan is such a nice place, and not just for birding, but for its market, 
Woolen carpet and nice will of the local community to avoid plastic 
contamination and so traditional place. 

I am sorry about the robbery, but happened there and anywhere in the world. 
Hazard of the travelling. 

it was mainly a Swarosky telescops, ATS, if you heard something there locally. 
Anyway, now we are in contact, Eric, may be could you send to me the 
information to be able to enter the CBC data of this year...please. . 


Enjoy birding. 
Manuel 

El Martes, 11 de febrero, 2014 21:33:45, Eric Antonio Martinez  escribi贸: 

Dear Manuel 
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is NOT in 
the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its tourism 
and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out there 
about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such information and 
be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect the Restauant 
Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes that hard 
work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice. 
Eric Antonio Martinez 
Oaxaca, Mexico 
http://mexico- birding.com/ 

From: Manuel Grosselet  
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM 
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment 

The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca, a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car. Please take care of your equipment, don't leave visible 
your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware... 

All the best 
Manuel 
www.tierradeaves. com 


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Subject: Re: becareful at your equipment
From: "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:44:47 +0000 (UTC)
Everyone, 

These sorts of robberies are everywhere -- the USA is as bad as anywhere for 
break in, snatch and grab. NEVER never leave your optics showing or even books 
etc which indicate you are a birder. Lock them in the boot of your car and if 
that can be separately locked (like our Toyota can) do that. Take your bins 
into the restaurant with you if you are unsure. 


My husband and I had a wonderful trip to Oaxaca a few years ago, just the two 
of us traveling around, and never felt unsafe or unwelcome. We are anxious to 
get back as we did miss a few birds! 


Cheers, 
Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper 
Maryland, USA 
----- Original Message -----

From: "Manuel Grosselet"  
To: "Eric Antonio Martinez" , "mexico birders" 
, patios AT prodigy.net.mx 

Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:03:22 PM 
Subject: Re: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment 




Dear Eric and Birders 

Thanks for the details. You right, This restaurant is not in Teotitlan del 
Valle, it's just that it's the most common one that we use when we finished to 
bird Teotitlan, good food anyway. 

Teotitlan is such a nice place, and not just for birding, but for its market, 
Woolen carpet and nice will of the local community to avoid plastic 
contamination and so traditional place. 

I am sorry about the robbery, but happened there and anywhere in the world. 
Hazard of the travelling. 

it was mainly a Swarosky telescops, ATS, if you heard something there locally. 
Anyway, now we are in contact, Eric, may be could you send to me the 
information to be able to enter the CBC data of this year...please.. 


Enjoy birding. 
Manuel 


El Martes, 11 de febrero, 2014 21:33:45, Eric Antonio Martinez 
 escribi贸: 

Dear Manuel 
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is NOT in 
the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its tourism 
and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out there 
about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such information and 
be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect the Restauant 
Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes that hard 
work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice. 
Eric Antonio Martinez 
Oaxaca, Mexico 
http://mexico-birding.com/ 


From: Manuel Grosselet  
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM 
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment 

The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca, a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car. Please take care of your equipment, don't leave visible 
your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware... 

All the best 
Manuel 
www.tierradeaves.com 







 
Subject: Re: becareful at your equipment
From: Manuel Grosselet <birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:03:22 -0800 (PST)
Dear Eric and Birders

Thanks for the details. You right, This restaurant is not in Teotitlan del 
Valle, it's just that it's the most common one that we use when we finished to 
bird Teotitlan, good food anyway. 

Teotitlan is such a nice place, and not just for birding, but for its market, 
Woolen carpet and nice will of the local community to avoid plastic 
contamination and so traditional place. 

I am sorry about the robbery, but happened there and anywhere in the world. 
Hazard of the travelling. 

it was mainly a Swarosky telescops, ATS, if you heard something there locally.
Anyway, now we are in contact, Eric, may be could you send to me the 
information to be able to enter the CBC data of this year...please.. 


Enjoy birding.
Manuel




El Martes, 11 de febrero, 2014 21:33:45, Eric Antonio Martinez 
 escribi贸: 

 
聽 
Dear Manuel
聽
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is聽NOT 
in the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its 
tourism and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out 
there about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such 
information and be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect 
the Restauant Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes 
that hard work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice.
聽
Eric Antonio Martinez
Oaxaca, Mexico
http://mexico-birding.com/



From: Manuel Grosselet 
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment



聽 
The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca,聽 a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car.聽 Please take care of your equipment, don't leave 
visible your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware...

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves.com

Subject: Re: becareful at your equipment
From: Eric Antonio Martinez <mirmidons_1987 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:33:45 -0800 (PST)
Dear Manuel
聽
Thank you for such advise, however i don`t know if you know Oaxaca that well 
but the Restaurant el Patio is on the km 28 on highway 190 that goes from 
Oaxaca city to Tlacolula, it is located about 10 minutes from the entrance of 
teotitlan and about 7 kilometers from the Town of Teotitlan, el PATIO is聽NOT 
in the Village of Teotitlan, my town is having a difficult time with its 
tourism and econmy due to the bad reputation that the press media is puting out 
there about the whole country, i will ask you to be careful with such 
information and be more precise next time. this kind of mails not only afect 
the Restauant Reputation but also my entire Town and thus many jobs and incomes 
that hard work and honest people are trying to make. 

once again thank you for such kind advice.

Eric Antonio Martinez
Oaxaca, Mexico
http://mexico-birding.com/




________________________________
From: Manuel Grosselet 
To: mexico birding  
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:43 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] becareful at your equipment



聽 
The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca,聽 a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car.聽 Please take care of your equipment, don't leave 
visible your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware...

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves.com
Subject: becareful at your equipment
From: Manuel Grosselet <birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:43:17 -0800 (PST)
The last sunday in the parking of EL Patio REstaurant in TEotitlan del Valle, 
Oaxaca, a birder group was enjoying their meals meanwhile a thief take all 
equipment from the car. Please take care of your equipment, don't leave 
visible your lenses, binoculares and the rest... 


Just to be aware...

All the best
Manuel

www.tierradeaves.com
Subject: Palm Warbler Oaxaca
From: Manuel Grosselet <birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:32:00 -0800 (PST)
Hi birders

The last sunday, Edgar del Valle y David Cruz caught a segond Palm Warbler in 
Reyes Etla, Oaxaca. They caught one the past Dic 31st and this new one last 
sunday. It's normally a rare species for CEntral Valley in Oaxaca, with only 
one record previous, in El Tequio... 

燳ou could find the pictures of the first one at this link:
http://ebird.org/ebird/averaves/view/checklist?subID=S16194498

Enjoy birding.
Manuel

www.tierradeaves.com
Subject: Red-breasted Merganser on the beach in Canc鷑 this morning
From: Josh Beck <orveaux AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:22:58 -0800 (PST)
Hello all,

We are currently in Canc鷑 taking care of truck maintenance and catching up on 
life a bit but eager to get back on the road in a few days! 


This morning we were surprised to see a Red-breasted Merganser standing on the 
public beach just north of town (the only public beach along the road to Punto 
Sam and the Isla Mujeres ferry). We swung back around to check it out and get 
some photos. It appeared healthy and didn't seem oiled or obviously injured. We 
watched it preen for a few minutes while I got some documentation photos. 


Cheers,

Josh Beck and Kathi Borgmann
Subject: Re: archive
From: Bruce webb <BruWebb AT surewest.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:44:15 -0800
The new Yahoogroups format webpage is a bit confusing.

On the group webpage click on conversations, then enter your search word in the 
large field above that says search Yahoo group. 


Bruce Webb, Granite Bay
Sent from my mobile phone

> On Jan 24, 2014, at 9:00 AM, Timothy Brush  wrote:
> 
> Sorry to bother everyone, but can someone help me find the Mexico-birding 
archive site? 

> 
> Thanks,
> Tim Brush
> 
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Subject: archive
From: Timothy Brush <tbrush AT utpa.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:00:47 +0000
Sorry to bother everyone, but can someone help me find the Mexico-birding 
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Subject: Re: (unknown)
From: Georgia Conti <antep12 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:43:48 -0800
I also recommend his nephew Eric Antonio Martinez and his bride Jilly. Eric's 
email is mirmidons_1987 AT yahoo.com. I don't know his guiding fee because it all 
depends on where you want to go, what birds are on your target list, and if 
you'll have a rental car or will need use of his car. It's always best, in my 
opinion, to negotiate with the guides directly. 


Both Roque and Eric are EXCEPTIONAL.  

Georgia (on Lake Patzcuro)

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> On Jan 22, 2014, at 7:25 AM, Pete Grube  wrote:
> 
> Four of us will be visiting Oaxaca between March 7 and March 21. We would 
like to hire a birding guide for several days, someone who can speak a little 
English since we cannot converse in Spanish, and someone who can provide 
transportation, or at least drive if we rent a vehicle. Please respond with 
rates. 

> 
> Regards,
> 
> Pete Grube
> Valparaiso
> 
Subject: Re: Oaxaca
From: Robert Straub <straub_robert AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:01:09 -0800 (PST)
Pete,

Check with Roque Antonio, who lives in the Oaxaca Valley, knows the birds and 
the sites very well, speaks English聽and has transportation: 

http://www.mexonline.com/oaxacabirdingtours.htm

Email: roque_antonio740 AT hotmail.com

Also check with Mexico Birding Tours:聽http://mexico-birding.com/index.html
They have guides based out of Oaxaca.

Good luck.

Regards, Robert Straub
Xalapa, Veracruz
聽
..................................................




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 From: Pete Grube 
To: "Mexico-Birding AT yahoogroups.com"  
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:25 AM
Subject: [Mexico-Birding] (unknown)
 


聽 
Four of us will be visiting Oaxaca between March 7 and March 21. We would like 
to hire a birding guide for several days, someone who can speak a little 
English since we cannot converse in Spanish, and someone who can provide 
transportation, or at least drive if we rent a vehicle. Please respond with 
rates. 


Regards,

Pete Grube
Valparaiso
Subject: (unknown)
From: Pete Grube <grubepete AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 07:25:30 -0800 (PST)
Four of us will be visiting Oaxaca between March 7 and March 21. We would like 
to hire a birding guide for several days, someone who can speak a little 
English since we cannot converse in Spanish, and someone who can provide 
transportation, or at least drive if we rent a vehicle. Please respond with 
rates. 


Regards,

Pete Grube
Valparaiso
Subject: Campeche: Calakmul Lovely Cotinga
From: Jason Wilder <jason.wilder AT nau.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:34:23 -0700
While enjoying the ruins at Calakmul in southern Campeche on 2 January, 
2014 with my family, and opportunistically birding throughout the day, I 
was gobsmacked to look out across the canopy from the summit of 
Structure II (the big pyramid) to see a brilliant male LOVELY COTINGA at 
the top of a tree at a distance of about 30m.  I'm not sure how many of 
the dozen or so people on the pyramid were birders, but everyone enjoyed 
great looks at the bird over a period of about 5 minutes.

In their distribution map for Lovely Cotinga Howell & Webb show a "?" 
roughly centered over the position of Calakmul, and searches on eBird 
and google don't turn up any records for the site (the nearest on eBird 
is at from 2011 at El Mirador, just over the border in Guatemala). I'd 
be curious to hear if others have seen this species in this area of Mexico.

A photo of the bird is here: http://tinyurl.com/nrze3n8

Best,
Jason Wilder
Flagstaff, AZ


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Subject: San Blas CBC report
From: Mark Stackhouse <westwings AT sisna.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 23:31:00 -0700
The 2013/14 Christmas Bird Count in San Blas, Nayarit was held on Thursday, 
January 2, 2014. The San Blas count is the oldest in Mexico, and usually 
produces the top species count in Mexico, and is among the highest counts in 
the world. This year we had a good count, finishing with 273 species, about 
normal for our counts in recent years, but a bit down from last year's count. A 
number of migrant waterfowl species in particular seem to be missing this year, 
such as Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, and diving ducks. Oddly enough, 
Greater Scaup was recorded (but the normally common Lesser Scaup not), which 
was a first for the count. 


There were two other count-first birds found, and increasingly unusual 
occurrence for a count with this much history. In addition to the Greater 
Scaup, the count's first Bumblebee Hummingbird, a species found regularly in 
highlands just outside of the count circle, was found near the southeast edge 
of the count circle, south of the town of Mecatan, in one of the highest 
elevation points of the count circle. The other count first is even more 
interesting. Black-and-white Owl was recorded for the first time on the San 
Blas CBC. This species was first discovered here in February 2009, in La 
Bajada, and was then rediscovered last year near the same place. However, last 
year's occurrence was of an apparently nesting pair, and possibly a third 
individual as well. On this year's count, at least three individuals were found 
in the same area, but not in the exact location of the previous sightings. One 
bird was seen, and two others called from different locations while the seen 
bird was being observed. This observation, along with last year's, indicate 
that there is at least a small population of these owls here, either a new 
colonization, or a long overlooked occurrence, far outside of their known 
range. My friend Francisco Garcia and I will be investigating the extent of the 
area where these birds can be found over the coming weeks, to try and 
understand more about the nature of this remarkable discovery. 


Our count again suffered from far too few people to even come close to 
adequately covering this area, and large portions of prime habitat were either 
left uncounted entirely, or only briefly visited. The 14 counters we had were 
divided into 5 teams that did a terrific job trying to perform the impossible 
task of counting the massive number of birds we have here. Their reward was a 
great day of birding, in near perfect weather after a rainy week prior to the 
count. 


We would love to have more birders next year. Mark your calendar - next year's 
count will be on Friday, January 2, 2015. Come have fun with us! 


The bird list is below.

Mark

Mark Stackhouse
mark AT westwings.com
from Mexico:
01-323-285-1243 (San Blas, Nayarit)
001-801-518-5618 (cellular - U.S. and Mexico)
from  U.S.
011-52-323-285-1243 or
1-801-518-5618




The San Blas 2014 CBC bird list:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Muscovy Duck

Gadwall

American Wigeon

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Green-winged Teal

Greater Scaup

Rufous-bellied Chachalaca

Crested Guan

Elegant Quail

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Eared Grebe

Wood Stork

Magnificent Frigatebird

Blue-footed Booby

Brown Booby

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Anhinga

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Boat-billed Heron

White Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Hook-billed Kite

Snail Kite

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Crane Hawk

Common Black-Hawk

Great Black-Hawk

Harris's Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Gray Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Clapper Rail

Virginia Rail

Rufous-necked Wood-Rail

Sora

Spotted Rail

Purple Gallinule

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Limpkin

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

American Oystercatcher

Black-bellied Plover

Wilson's Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Killdeer

Northern Jacana

Spotted Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet

Lesser Yellowlegs

Whimbrel

Long-billed Curlew

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Surfbird

Stilt Sandpiper

Sanderling

Least Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Snipe

Laughing Gull

Franklin's Gull

Heermann's Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Forster's Tern

Royal Tern

Elegant Tern

Black Skimmer

Rock Pigeon

Red-billed Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Inca Dove

Common Ground-Dove

Ruddy Ground-Dove

White-tipped Dove

Ruddy Quail-Dove

Squirrel Cuckoo

Mangrove Cuckoo

Lesser Ground-Cuckoo

Groove-billed Ani

Barn Owl

Colima Pygmy-Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Mottled Owl

Black-and-white Owl

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Pauraque

Northern Potoo

Vaux's Swift

Long-billed Hermit

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird

Bumblebee Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Berylline Hummingbird

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Citreoline Trogon

Elegant Trogon

Russet-crowned Motmot

Ringed Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Golden-cheeked Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Gray-crowned Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker

Pale-billed Woodpecker

Collared Forest-Falcon

Crested Caracara

Laughing Falcon

American Kestrel

Merlin

Bat Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Orange-fronted Parakeet

Mexican Parrotlet

Lilac-crowned Parrot

White-fronted Parrot

Ivory-billed Woodcreeper

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Greenish Elaenia

Tufted Flycatcher

Greater Pewee

Willow Flycatcher

White-throated Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Bright-rumped Attila

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Nutting's Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Boat-billed Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Thick-billed Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Masked Tityra

Rose-throated Becard

Mangrove Vireo

Bell's Vireo

Black-capped Vireo

Plumbeous Vireo

Cassin's Vireo

Hutton's Vireo

Golden Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Black-throated Magpie-Jay

Green Jay

San Blas Jay

Purplish-backed Jay

Sinaloa Crow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Gray-breasted Martin

Mangrove Swallow

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Marsh Wren

Spotted Wren

Happy Wren

Sinaloa Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Black-capped Gnatcatcher

Brown-backed Solitaire

Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush

Swainson's Thrush

White-throated Thrush

Rufous-backed Robin

Blue Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Gray Silky-flycatcher

Louisiana Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Lucy's Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat

MacGillivray's Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Tropical Parula

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Fan-tailed Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Blue-black Grassquit

White-collared Seedeater

Ruddy-breasted Seedeater

Rosy Thrush-Tanager

Grayish Saltator

Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow

Stripe-headed Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Western Tanager

Flame-colored Tanager

Red-crowned Ant-Tanager

Pyrrhuloxia

Yellow Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Bunting

Blue Grosbeak

Varied Bunting

Painted Bunting

Dickcissel

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Black-vented Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Hooded Oriole

Streak-backed Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Yellow-winged Cacique

Scrub Euphonia

House Finch

House Sparrow


Subject: Also, Caribbean Doves in northern Yucatan state
From: Josh Beck <orveaux AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:51:57 -0800 (PST)
I forgot to include our final interesting sighting in the prior email, 
apologies! This morning while looking for shorebirds and gulls just west of 
Progreso, we heard doves calling from thick mangrove scrub and went to 
investigate. Initially we thought we might finally get better looks at Zenaida 
Dove but we quickly realized the song was wrong. A four part song made us 
initially rule out any Quail-Dove or Leptotila Dove but then we recalled the 
song of Caribbean Dove (which we hadn't yet seen). We did a bit of playback and 
the closest Caribbean Dove responded strongly and flitted across the track for 
us three times, the final time allowing decent views of the pale, almost fully 
white head and face and white chest. We were also able to get a recording of 
the song as evidence, albeit with a good bit of wind noise. In total, there 
were three Caribbean Doves calling in the immediate area. Are they a rare 
resident in this area or are they expanding their range 

 or are their some odd seasonal movements or ???

Josh Beck
Subject: Sightings of note
From: Josh Beck <orveaux AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:43:56 -0800 (PST)
Hello all,

A couple interesting sightings lately and a good location for Spotted Rail to 
relate. 


In Pantanos de Centla, near to Jonuta, we encountered Yellow-headed Parrots 
three times within about 2 hours. We had at least 5 in total, and perhaps 7, 
depending on whether the 2nd and 3rd encounter were with the same group or not. 


Driving to Campeche, about 10-15km south of the city of Campeche,爓e passed 
what was most certainly a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher perched roadside on a wire. 
We didn't stop and didn't think of it at the time but a bit out of range there. 


We went to El Remate and Isla Arena (northern Campeche state, within the 
Reserva de la Biosfera Ria Celestun). The road passed through extensive 
freshwater marshes and we stopped a couple of times to try for rails. We found 
Spotted Rail very readily, logging it at 2 of the 3 places we stopped to try, 
and seeing an individual only ~3 meters away. Location爓here we saw it 
was20.53077,-90.34918. 


Further along the same road is a little ecotourism attraction called El Remate 
that has a 1.1km boardwalk through the mangroves that is splendid. We didn't 
find our hoped for Rufous-necked Wood-Rail nor American Pygmy Kingfisher, but 
we did find two Crested Guans in the middle of the mangroves in a patch where a 
few other larger trees were growing as well. Just a bizarre place to run into 
them and fairly at the edge of their range per Howell & Webb. 


A bit west of Progreso (YUC), north of Merida, we found 5 Lesser Black-backed 
Gulls today. One at Refugio Pesquero and 4 along the road south of there 
towards Sierra Papacal. 


Along the same road this morning, we also scoped a Tringa that appeared to have 
quite爎ed legs. I went for the camera as quickly as I could but it quickly flew 
and disappeared from sight. Highly unlikely to find Spotted Redshank in the 
Yucatan, and we only saw it very briefly, so we'll assume it was just a 
Yellowlegs with odd lighting but still it got us briefly excited! 


Cheers all,

Josh Beck and Kathi Borgmann
Subject: Ensenada CBC and BCN observations
From: "Lethaby, Nick" <nlethaby AT ti.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:51:19 +0000
All:

Since I haven't seen Dick post the CBC results on Mexico Birding before, I 
thought I would list a few of the highlights: 


Canada Goose, 3 Cackling Goose, Long-tailed Duck, Common Merganser, 3 Hooded 
Merganser, Blue-footed Booby, 800 N. Fulmar, Thayer's Gull, Lazuli Bunting, 
Clay-colored and Swamp Sparrows. The Red-necked Grebe seen earlier in the fall 
was not relocated despite a fair amount of effort. 


Very much enjoyed seeing the large numbers of shorebirds, wildfowl, and gulls 
on the estero. 


On the way back a stop at plush golf resort S of Tijuana yielded multiple 
Allen's Hummingbirds, including two males. Apparently these (presumably the 
resident race) have now colonized BCN as I was told this was a regular site. 


Nick Lethaby
office: +1 805 562 5106
mobile: +1 805 284 6200
e-mail: nlethaby AT ti.com
Subject: CONTEO NAVIDE袿 DF. RUTA JARDIN BOT-LA CIMA.
From: Manuel Grosselet <birdinnet AT yahoo.com.mx>
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2013 07:30:15 -0800 (PST)
Para los interesados, la cita es a las 6:30 (en punto) frente al estadio 
universitario, frente a Insurgentes. 

Para la ruta PEX, contactar a Ajejandro Melendez, 
si alguien quiere ir a pajarear en cuicuilco, los viveros, o algo asi, 
bienvenidos. 

Si vienen a la cita del lunes 23 a las 6:30 Am, por favor de avisar por Face 
book (manuel Grosselet), o por email a este correo. 


A pajarear.
SAludos
燤anuel
www.tierradeaves.com
Subject: White-vented Euphonia, Sak Nok Cascada trail, Bonampak
From: Josh Beck <orveaux AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:22:58 -0800 (PST)
Hello all,

This morning birding the trail to the Sak Nok waterfall in the town of Lacanja, 
Kathi and I encountered at least 2 male White-vented Euphonias, with two 
females in tow that were probably the same species. They were high in a tree 
but we had excellent views of the males with fully black throats and clearly 
white vents. At least two female type birds were closely associating with them 
but they were part of a very large mixed flock that was moving reasonably 
quickly and we never got great views at the females nor a perfect count of 
individuals, there could have been more. As (bad) luck would have it we did not 
carry a camera today, as it was raining on and off and the hassle of a camera 
in the rain frequently leads us to just leave it locked in the truck. Bad day 
to have done so! 


They were encountered in the second half of the trail in a clearing shortly 
before the largest bridge and clearing with the large Ceiba tree, in a large 
flock that contained Black-cowled Orioles, Masked Tityras, several Black-capped 
Tityras, many warblers and many other birds we missed as the flock was large, 
high, and passing through quickly. 


Cheers,

Josh Beck and Kathi Borgmann
currently in Palenque - next on to Pantano de Centla then Calakmul...
Subject: Ya disponible: VIAJE A LAS RAPACES [1 Attachment]
From: <vjhn1 AT yahoo.es>
Date: 15 Dec 2013 10:14:08 -0800
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