The Birds of Baja California Sur and Mainland Mexico


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Birds Currently within this WWW Site – 103

Alphabetical List by Common Name

Alphabetical List by Genus and Species

Alphabetical List by Family

Aleutian Cackling Goose
Branta canadensis leucopareia

American Avocet*
Recurvivostra americana

American Coot
Fulica americana

American Kestrel
Falcon sparverius

American Oystercatcher
Haematopus palliates

American Widgeon
Anas americana

Ash-throated Flycatcher
Myiarchus cinerascens

Bald Eagle*
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

Belted Kingfisher
 Megaceryle alcyon

Black-crowned Night Heron*
Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus

Black-throated Sparrow
Amphispiza bilineata
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

Black-vented Shearwater*
Puffinus opisthomelas

Blue-footed Booby*
Sula nebouxii

Blue-winged Teal*
Anas discors

Bonaparte’s Gull*
Chroicocephalus philadelphia

Brandt’s Cormorant*
Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Brown Booby*
Sula leucogaster

Brown Pelican*
Pelecanus occidentalis

Brown-type Rock Pigeon
Columba livia

Burrowing Owl
Athene cunicularia

Cactus Wren
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

California Gull*
Larus californicus

California Quail
Callipepla californica

Caspian Tern*
Hydroprogne caspia

Cinnamon Teal
Anas cyanoptera

Common Merganzer
Mergus merganser
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

Common Moorhen*
Gallinula chloropus

Costa’s Hummingbird*
Calypte costae

Crested Caracara*
Caracara cheriway

Spiza americana
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

Double-crested Cormorant*
Phalacrocorax auritus

Eared Grebe*
Podiceps nigricollis

Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus tyrannus
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

Eastern Phobe
Sayornis phoebe
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
Photo taken in the greater Los Cabos area and far out of known range for this species.

Gila Woodpecker*
Melanerpes uropygialis

Gilded Flicker*
Colaptes chrysoides

Golden Eagle
Aquila chrysaetos
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

Great Blue Heron*
Ardea herodias

Great Egret*
Ardea alba

Great Frigate*
Fregata minor

Great Horned Owl
Bubo virginianus

Great White-fronted Goose*
Anser albifrons

Greater Scaup*
Aythya marila

Green Heron
Butorides virescens

Heermann’s Gull*
Larus heermanni

Herring Gull*
Larus argentatus

Hooded Oriole*
Icterus cucullatus


House Finch*
Haemorhous mexicanus

Laughing Gull*
Leucophaeus atricilla

Lazuli Bunting
Passerina amoena

Least Sandpiper*
Calidris minutilla

Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis

Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea

Loggerhead Shrike*
Lanius ludovicianus

Long-billed Curlew*
Numenius americanus

Long-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus scolopaceus

Magnificent Frigate*
Fregata magnificens

Marbled Godwit*
Limosa fedoa

Masked Booby*
Sula dactylatra

Mew Gull
Larus canus 

Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura

Northern Cardinal*
Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos

Northern Pintail*
Anas acuta

Northern Shoveler*
Anas clypeata

Pandion haliaetus

Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps

Cardinalis sinuatus

Reddish Egret*
Egretta rufescens

Aythya americana

Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus lobatus

Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

Ringed-bill Gull
Larus delawarensis

Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximum

Ruddy Duck*
Oxyura jamaicensis

Ruddy Turnstone*
Arenaria interpres

Scott’s Oriole
Icterus parisorum

Semipalmated Plover
 Charadrius semipalmatus

Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus

Snow Goose
Chen caerulescens
Photo taken in the greater Los Cabos area and far out of known range for this species.

Snowy Egret*
 Egretta thula

Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius

Swainson’s Hawk
Buteo swainsoni

Turkey Vulture*
Cathartes aura

Tricolored Heron*
 Egretta tricolor

 Auriparus flaviceps

Western Grebe
Aechmophorus occidentalis

Western Gull*
Larus occidentalis

Western Kingbird*
Tyrannus verticalis
Photos taken in the greater Los Cabos area and far out of known range for this species.

Western Sandpiper*
Calidris mauri

Western Scrub Jay*
Aphelocoma californica

Numenius phaeopus

White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

White Ibis*
Eudocimus albus

White-faced Ibis*
Plegadis chihi

White-winged Dove*
Zenaida asiatica

Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Wood Duck*
Aix sponsa
Photo courtesy of Allan Hansell

Yellow Warbler
Setophaga petechia

Yellow-crowned Night Heron* Nyctanassa violacea

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus