Birds of Mexico
and Belize

Mexico has been a favorite birding and photography destination for me since 1979. Living in Texas has allowed me to visit this country on many occasions to observe wildlife. My travels have included nearly a dozen trips to Chiapas, as well as many trips to Oaxaca, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, and Nuevo Leon. I have also been to the states of Mexico D.F., Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, Yucatan, and Veracruz. So far my only trip to Belize was in December, 1999. More photos will be added here soon.

Species Count: 58      Image Count: 299
* Indicates new image(s) added in the last 90 days

Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens)
Pinnated Bittern (Botaurus pinnatus)
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearis)
Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus)
Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus)
Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris)
Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)
Military Macaw (Ara militaris)
Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix)
Lilac-crowned Parrot (Amazona finschi)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Pacific Screech-Owl (Otus cooperi)
Mottled Owl (Ciccaba virgata)
Fulvous Owl (Strix fulvescens)
Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila)
White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis)
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus flavigaster)
Blue-throated Motmot (Aspatha gularis)
Russet-crowned Motmot (Momotus mexicanus)
Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysogenys)
Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Centurus pucherani)
Chestnut-colored Woodpecker (Celeus castaneus)
Citreoline Trogon (Trogon citreolus)
Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)
Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena)
Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata)
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)
Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)
Flammulated Flycatcher (Deltarhynchus flammulatus)
Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)
Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae)
Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata); 1st U.S. record
Brown Jay (Cyanocorax morio)
San Blas Jay (Cyanocorax sanblasianus)
Black-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei)
White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa)
Tamaulipas Crow (Corvus imparatus)
Common Tody-Flycatcher (Aspatha gularis)
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
Tropical Kingbird (Coccyzus minor)
Pileated Flycatcher (Xenotriccus mexicanus)
Bridled Titmouse (Baeolophus wollweberi)
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush (Catharus dryas)
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush (Catharus frantzii)
Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi)
Yellow Mangrove Warbler (Dendroica petechia bryanti)
Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata)
Stripe-headed Sparrow (Peucaea ruficauda)
Worthen's Sparrow (Spizella wortheni)
Yellow Grosbeak (Pheucticus chrysopeplus)
Blue Bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina)
Orange-breasted Bunting (Passerina leclancherii)
Yellow-winged Cacique (Cacicus melanicterus)
Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis)
Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)