Pygmy-Owl; Broad-billed and Cinnamon hummingbirds; Golden-cheeked (endemic), Ladder-backed and Lineated woodpeckers; Orange-fronted Parakeet; Ivory-billed Woodcreeper; Vermilion, Nutting’s and Social ﬂycatchers; Great Kiskadee; Tropical and Thick-billed kingbirds; Mangrove Vireo (rare); San Blas Jay (endemic); Mangrove Swallow (possible); Happy and Sinaloa wrens (both endemic); Yellow “Mangrove” Warbler; Blue-black Grassquit; White-collared “Cinnamon-rumped” Seedeater; Grayish Saltator; Bronzed Cowbird; Streak-backed Oriole; Yellow-rumped Cacique (endemic); Scrub “Goldman’s” Euphonia, etc.
Mangrove swamps are also very important habitats for migratory waterfowl, herons, egrets, raptors, marshbirds, shorebirds (plovers, sandpipers, stilts, avocets, gulls, terns, doves, ﬂycatchers, swallows, warblers (particularly Northern Waterthrush), sparrows, ﬁnches, orioles and other blackbird-allies, etc. so this excursion will undoubtedly yield exciting surprises!
Located at or very near Sea Level, access is via pangas powered by local boatmen (though the panga may or may not have a canopy; so use sunscreen) and tide dependent. Our route follows a tributary of a tidal rivulet that winds from a local ﬁshing village through hundreds of meters of mature Red Mangrove canopy before emerging in a large lagoon with extensive mudﬂats, where most of the birds are to be seen. Don’t miss out on the fun!
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