Saturday, January 26, 2008


Hola Audubonistas:

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NEXT EVENT: Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 8:30 at the gate to Cristiania Park in Chapala. We will start at the marsh at the north end of the park.


Thirty four birders met forty-four species of birds on the Malecon of Jocotepec on Monday morning.

Despite a country fair with sheep and cattle and a major reconstruction of the waterfront, including several piers, the birding was excellent, particularly in the undisturbed marshes along the lakefront.

Here is what we saw:

Jocotepec: Malecon - January 21, 2008 (44 species)

8. White-faced Ibis

9. Mexican Duck
10. Ruddy Duck

11. Sora

12. Common Moorhen
13. American Coot
14. Northern Jacana
15. Killdeer
16. Spotted Sandpiper
17. Ring-billed Gull
18. Laughing Gull
19. Caspian Tern
20. Inca Dove

21. Groove-billed Ani

22. Violet-crowned Hummingbird
23. Berylline Hummingbird
24. Golden-fronted Woodpecker
25. Great Kiskadee
26. Tropical Kingbird
27. Tree Swallow
28. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
29. Barn Swallow
30. Marsh Wren

31. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

32. Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler
33. MacGillivray's Warbler
34. Common Yellowthroat
35. Canyon Towhee
36. Savannah Sparrow
37. Blue Grosbeak
38. Yellow-headed Blackbird
39. Brewer's Blackbird
40. Great-tailed Grackle
41. Hooded Oriole
42. Bullock's Oriole
43. House Finch
44. House Sparrow

Happy Bird Day

Allen y Judy (Turner y Boyd)
Audubonistas de Laguna Chapala PMB 153 Carreterra Jocotepec-Chapala #144 Mail Boxes Etc. San Antonio Tlayacapan/Chapala Jalisco 45015 Mexico