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Mexico: Oaxaca and Western Chiapas

This diverse tour ranges from the spectacular Sumidero Canyon… (jb)
…home of the elegant Belted Flycatcher… …to the humid coastal lowlands of Chiapas…  (jb) …home of the very local Giant Wren… …and from the pine-oak highlands of Chiapas…  (jb) …with Pink-headed Warbler… …to the pine-oak highlands of Oaxaca, on the other side of the Isthmus…  (jb) …with the Pink-headed’s counterpart, the Red Warbler Birds around Tuxtla Gutierrez, our starting point, include Canivet’s Emerald… …Russet-crowned Motmot… …and Great Curassow. Some nearby Atlantic-Slope rainforest has Keel-billed Toucans… …and the very local Nava’s Wren, perhaps never photographed prior to our 2007 tour! Crossing to the dry, Pacific-Slope foothills we should see…  (jb) …the stunning Orange-breasted Bunting… …and the very local and perhaps equally flashy Rosita’s Bunting… …plus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls… …and perhaps even the elusive Lesser Ground-Cuckoo. Around the sleepy fishing village of Boca del Cielo we may find…  (jb) …Spot-breasted Orioles… …and nearby thorn-forest holds the very local Sumichrast’s Sparrow. In the Oaxaca Valley, cut hearts of agave are a characteristic sight of a mezcal factory…  (jb) …and the surrounding arid scrub offers a new suite of birds…  (jb) …including the handsome Boucard’s Wren…
…and butterflies including the stunning Garamas Swallowtail… We’ll also visit the spectacular ruins of Yagul…  (jb) …and the famous zócalo (or main square) in Oaxaca City…  (jb) …before concluding the tour with a delicious final night’s dinner.  (jb)