Trip report: Oaxaca and the Isthmus Extension (April 2013)

Guided by Michael Retter.

Exquisite food, a rich artisan tradition, amazing ruins, incredibly diverse habitats, and over 700 bird species–Oaxaca is truly a microcosm of all things Mexico. By running this tour in April, we were late enough in the year that some of the otherwise-hard-to-find resident endemics were on territory. That makes finding birds like Slaty Vireo, Red-breasted Chat, and Ocellated Thrasher much easier. It also means that, while some of the wintering birds (especially ducks) have cleared out, migrant landbirds like South and Central American-wintering warblers (e.g., Canada and Blackburnian) become possibilities.

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