Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula - late March

A few day visit to the Yucatan Peninsula gave me a chance to see some new birds. A highlight was the Collared-Forest Falcon. Other new birds were Lesser Yellow-Headed Vulture, Brown Jay, Yucatan Jay, Yucatan Vireo, several Orioles (Orange, Hooded, & black-Cowled), Ivory-Billed Woodcreeper, Melodious Blackbird, Spot-Breasted Wren and a few others. Also saw alot of birds from the Lower 48 region too, including many Protonotary Warblers, Yellow-Throated Warbler and Black-Whiskered Vireo to list a few.

Overall I saw over 65 species, not bad for a trip where birds were not the focus.