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Mexico: Colima and Jalisco

Under the Volcanoes

The Colima and Jalisco tour begins at the coast, where birding can be good right on the hotel grounds. Birding on quiet roads in the lowland forest we should see… …some spectacular trees, as well as birds including… …Orange-breasted Bunting… …the striking White-throated Magpie-Jay… …the always popular Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl… …perhaps the elusive Red-breasted Chat… (il) …or the even-more-elusive Rosy Thrush-Tanager. We’ll move inland to the volcanoes, whose peaks dominate the region. Here, the Volcan de Fuego…
…where birding in the wonderful montane forests we should find… … the handsome Rufous-capped Brushfinch… …the delightful Red Warbler… …the handsome Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo… … and perhaps even a roosting Stygian Owl. As well as enjoying wonderful views of the volcanoes, we’ll bird some nearby lakes… …home to Mexican Duck… … the recently split Aztec Rail… …and the poorly known and rather local Abeille’s (or Black-backed) Oriole. Moving to Colima City and different views of the volcanoes, birds include.. …Happy Wren… …the endearing Black-capped Vireo… …the handsome and rather local Black-chested Sparrow… …and with luck the elusive Banded Quail.. … and the local endemic Gray-crowned Woodpecker.