Print

Print


A more detailed trip report is going to posted on Sufrbirds and  Mexbirds in 
a  few weeks but if anyone is interested will be happy to  e-mail highlights 
and trip info about my recent trip  for several endemic  species of birds from 
the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and along the  Mex/Guatamala border near 
the slopes of the Tacana Volcano.
 
 
 
 Spent most of the time hiking and camping in the Sierra Madre de  Chiapas 
with a long stay at EL Triunfo where Horned Guan and the Mexican species  of 
Respledent Quetzal and Barred Parakeet were somewhat easy to find.The  hike down 
the Pacific slope side of the mts to nearby Canda Honda for the highly  
endemic Cabanis tanager which has been for the most part inaccessible the last  year 
due to typhoons in 05 turned into a birding/reaserch/trail repair  operation 
with the local guides and researchers from the University in Tuxtla  .Am happy 
to say that Canada Honda is once again hiker/mule friendly!
 
 Due to the remoteness of many of the areas in the Sierra Madre  Chiapas 
there are still healthy populations of bird and mammal species(tapir and  puma 
tracks were always fresh in the morning!) that are becoming very  scarce or just 
gone from many areas of Mexico and Central America

Other endemic birds had along the Pacific coastal areas included  Giant 
Wren,Prevost Ground sparrow,White-Bellied Chachalaca the extremely  localized 
Rositas Bunting

Back near Tuxtla Gutierrez/San Cristobal areas local  specialties  like 
Belted Flycatcher, Flammulated flycatcher,Bearded Screech  Owl,Black capped 
swallow,Blue and White Mockingbird,White Naped Brush Finch and  Black-headed siskin 
were had

Lots of other species of Mex/Central  American birds as well as mucho numbers 
of our summer neo-tropic nesters were  seen also

If anyone is thinking of an El Triunfo trip I highly recommend it  and again 
be happy to send info or answer any questions anyone may have about El  Triunfo

-Mike Brady
 
 
<BR><BR><BR>**************************************<BR> AOL now offers free 
email to everyone.  Find out more about what's free from AOL at 
http://www.aol.com.

__________________________________________________
###########################################################
*              Audubon Society of Missouri's              *
*                Wild Bird Discussion Forum               *
*---------------------------------------------------------*
* To subscribe or unsubscribe, click here:                *
* https://po.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mobirds-l&A=1 *
*---------------------------------------------------------*
* To access the list archives, click here:                *
* http://po.missouri.edu/archives/mobirds-l.html          *
*                                                         *
* To access the Audubon Society of Missouri Web           *
* Site:  http://mobirds.org                               *
###########################################################