Sunday, July 16, 2006

Labuda's List of Winter Birds

It's been two years since I visited Lake Chapala, but here are the
birds we found there in 2004:

Eared grebe
Western grebe
Pied-billed grebe
Great blue heron
Little blue heron
Great egret
Tricolored heron
Cattle egret
American bittern
White-faced ibis
American coot
Northern jacana
Turkey vulture
Black vulture
Northern harrier
American kestrel
Blue rock-dove (Feral pigeon)
Inca dove
Common ground-dove
Groove-billed ani
Broad-billed hummingbird
Golden-fronted woodpecker
Vermilion flycatcher
Cassin's kingbird
Great kiskadee
Northern rough-winged swallow
Barn swallow
Tree swallow
Bewick's wren
Curve-billed thrasher
Blue mockingbird
Blue-gray gnatcatcher
Loggerhead shrike
Orange-crowned warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Common yellowthroat
Wilson's warbler
Bronzed cowbird
Great-tailed grackle
Red-winged blackbird
Yellow-headed blackbird
Streak-backed oriole
Blue grosbeak
House finch
Lesser goldfinch
Canyon towhee
Lark sparrow
Chipping sparrow
Clay-colored sparrow
House sparrow

The trip was in early December, so many of these were wintering

Steve Labuda, Jr.