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i saw a guy feeding pigeons in the rain near the square where the peregrine caught a pigeon, would you say he's indirectly feeding the peregrines?

2017-10-12 - 1:46 p.m.

Despite torrential rains and some assorted challenges, we saw hundreds of thousands of migrating hawks-- an unforgettable experience. The highlight is, as with last year, the amazing Peregrine Falcon. Watching a bird fly in, make the decision to kill, and capture its prey from the opposite side of town-- amazing experience.

This list is not yet complete or checked against my daily lists, but I've posted it here to get a jump on my list.

  1. Black-bellied Whistling Duck
  2. Neotropic Cormorant
  3. Anhinga
  4. Magnificent Frigatebird
  5. Roseate Spoonbill
  6. American White Pelican
  7. Brown Pelican
  8. Laughing Gull
  9. Royal Tern
  10. Sandwich Tern
  11. Black Skimmer
  12. Double Striped Thick Knee
  13. Black-necked Stilt
  14. American Avocet
  15. Semipalmated Plover
  16. Northern Jacana
  17. Ruddy Turnstone
  18. Sanderling
  19. Short-billed Dowitcher
  20. Spotted Sandpiper
  21. Greater Yellowlegs
  22. Willet
  23. Jabiru
  24. Wood Stork
  25. Least Bittern
  26. Great Blue Heron
  27. Great Egret
  28. Snowy Egret
  29. Little Blue Heron
  30. Tricolored Heron
  31. Reddish Egret
  32. Cattle Egret
  33. Green Heron
  34. Black-crowned Night Heron
  35. Yellow-crowned Night Heron
  36. White Ibis
  37. White-faced Ibis
  38. Limpkin
  39. Plain Chacalaca (H)
  40. Northern Bobwhite
  41. Rock Pigeon
  42. Red-billed Pigeon
  43. Eurasian Collared Dove
  44. Inca Dove
  45. Ruddy Ground Dove
  46. White-tipped Dove
  47. White-winged Dove
  48. Black Vulture
  49. Turkey Vulture
  50. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
  51. Osprey
  52. White-tailed Kite
  53. Hook-billed Kite
  54. Black-and-White Hawk Eagle (TUXTAPEC TO Oaxaca R0ad)
  55. Snail Kite
  56. Mississippi Kite
  57. Northern Harrier
  58. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  59. Cooper's Hawk
  60. Crane Hawk
  61. Common Black Hawk
  62. Great Black Hawk
  63. Roadside Hawk
  64. White Hawk
  65. Gray Hawk
  66. Redtail Hawk (adult eastern Redtail seen at MEX airport so that one's my trip list only)
  67. Broad-winged Hawk
  68. Short-tailed Hawk
  69. Swainson's Hawk
  70. Zone-tailed Hawk
  71. Crested Caracara
  72. Laughing Falcon
  73. American Kestrel
  74. Merlin
  75. Aplomado Falcon
  76. Bat Falcon
  77. Peregrine Falcon
  78. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
  79. Ruby-throat Hummingbird (male & female)
  80. Buff-bellied Hummingbird (male)
  81. White-collared Swift
  82. Chimney Swift
  83. Ringed Kingfisher
  84. Belted Kingfisher
  85. Amazon Kingfisher
  86. Groove-billed Ani
  87. Golden-fronted Woodpecker
  88. Pale-billed Woodpecker
  89. Lineated Woodpecker...
  90. Masked Tityra
  91. Mangrove Swallow
  92. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  93. Cave Swallow
  94. Bank Swallow
  95. Barn Swallow
  96. Brown Jay
  97. Greenish Elaenia
  98. Yellow-bellied Elaenia
  99. Eastern Wood Pewee
  100. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
  101. Boat-billed Flycatcher
  102. Vermilion Flycatcher
  103. Brown-crested Flycatcher
  104. Great Kiskadee
  105. Social Flycatcher
  106. Tropical Kingbird
  107. Eastern Kingbird
  108. Swallow-tailed Flycatcher
  109. Fork-tailed Flycatcher
  110. Loggerhead Shrike
  111. Blue Mockingbird
  112. Gray Catbird
  113. Northern Mockingbird
  114. Swainson's Thrush
  115. Band-backed Wren
  116. Rufous naped Wren
  117. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  118. Warbling Vireo
  119. Red-eyed Vireo
  120. Ovenbird
  121. Northern Waterthrush
  122. Blue-winged Warbler
  123. Black-and-white Warbler
  124. Common Yellowthroat
  125. American Redstart
  126. Yellow Warbler
  127. Hooded Warbler
  128. Yellow-throated Warbler
  129. Black-throated Green Warbler
  130. Yellow-breasted Chat
  131. House Sparrow
  132. Scrub Euphonia
  133. Yellow-throated Euphonia
  134. Summer Tanager
  135. Varied Bunting, BVD
  136. Painted Bunting
  137. Blue-gray Tanager
  138. Yellow-winged Tanager
  139. White-collared Seedeater
  140. Grayish Saltator
  141. Eastern Meadowlark
  142. Chestnut-headed Oropendola
  143. Montezuma Oropendola
  144. Altimira Oriole
  145. Baltimore Oriole
  146. Bronzed Cowbird
  147. Melodious Blackbird
  148. Great-tailed Grackle
  149. Dickcissel

Perched Aplomado Falcon + A Tiny Percentage of the many, many broadwings we saw.

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