Wednesday, 15 March 2017

San Blas - Copala

At first light we checked out some coastal areas around San Blas and this proved to be rather productive as at a small beach we found a gathering of Ring-billed Gulls, along with a few Laughing and a single 1st year American Herring Gull. But the Elegant Terns perched on the rocks were much appreciated, and in perfect light we watched them for a little while and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. 

Nice views of terns this morning

Heermann's Gull

Laughing Gull

Laughing Gulls

Magnificent Frigatebird perched on a light by the beach

Ring-billed Gull

Check out the following video from the beach this morning:

There was also a few Cinnamon-rumped Seedeaters present as well before we set off into the hills where we saw a flock of Mexican Parrotlets and more Black-throated Magpie-Jays

Mexican Parrotlet (endemic)

Then we drove to Cerro de San Juan, a forested mountain where we found endemic Mexican Woodnymph and the endemic Bumblebee Hummingbird, along with a flock of endemic Red-headed Tanagers

Bumblebee Hummingbird (endemic)

Mexican Woodnymph (endemic)

Red-headed Tanager (endemic)

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

White-eared Hummingbird

There were also Eastern Bluebirds, Cassin’s Vireo, Greater Pewee, and lots of the by now more familiar warblers seen before we left on the longish drive to Copala near the Durango Highway.

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