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Hilary McClure <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 6 Mar 2010 15:03:26 -0500
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Here's what I saw last week:

Ocellated Turkey
Bicolored Hawk
Roadside Hawk
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Red-billed Pigeon
White-tipped Dove
Aztec Parakeet
White-fronted Parrot
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Black-headed Trogon
Turquoise-browed Motmot
Yucatan Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Smoky-brown Woodpecker
Golden-olive Woodpecker
Lineated Woodpecker
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper
Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Eye-ringed Flatbill
Tropical Pewee
Bright-rumped Attila
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Masked Tityra
White-eyed Vireo
Yucatan Vireo
Rufous-browed Peppershrike
Green Jay
Yucatan Jay
Tropical Gnatcatcher
Clay-colored Thrush
Tropical Mockingbird
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Grayish Saltator
Black-headed Saltator
Blue Bunting
Melodious Blackbird
Hooded Oriole
Yellow-backed Oriole
Orange Oriole
Altamira Oriole
Black-vented Oriole

Pretty good list, huh? Of course, it helped that I was in the Yucatan.
Forty-five of those I saw in one five-hour stroll in the jungle with a 
Mayan guide. He was great. I want to recommend his Mayan cooperative 
of nature guides. Here is a link:
Check out their other tours as well, on the website. Going to one of 
the all-inclusive resorts, such as Sandos Caracol, is not horribly 
expensive, and offers plenty of things for non-bird-fanatic family 
members to do while you're out with a guide one or two mornings.

Hilary McClure
Danville, Vermont