Sunday, 27 October 2013

Cabo San Lucas September 28th 2013

Carol and I got the tender to shore where we met our birding guide,Maria Elena Muriel
Maria walked us to the car park then drove to the local park where we saw a varied  number of
species,the Common White winged dove.
Of note Cassins Kingbird and a number of Phainopepla mostly females.An easy lifer was
the endemic Grey Thrasher.
Gilded Flickers and Gila Woodpecker entertained on the dead part of the trees.
However only a brief sighting of Xantu's Hummimgbird also was the case Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
showed briefly and Hooded Oriole posed for the camera.
We made our way to the beach where a freshwater pool  held Western and Least Sandpipers.
Also of note here was a Sora rail and Blue winged Teals were flushed.

Next we took the main road to San Jose del Cabo estuary passing cactus lined golf courses for a
few miles.
On the lagoon American Coot,Common Gallinule and Pied billed Grebes obliged.
Ospreys and Belted Kingfishers were seen amongst a host of waders as we wandered this veritable
The highlight of this area ,the reed bed held Yellowthroat and the now split species
Belding's Yellowthroat.
More waders,herons,and raptors before returning to Cabo San Lucas we said goodbye to
Maria before getting the tender back to Island Princess.

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