Your E-mail:
Will your bird get a holiday gift this year?

Printer Friendly

In Search of a Mexican Endemic

A tour through Nuevo León leads to a rare parrot sighting

By Beth Clark

The vans moved slowly over a dusty road in Nuevo León, Mexico. Twelve intrepid birdwatchers stared out the windows and strained to hear. It was mid-afternoon, and we had been birding since dawn. Enthusiasm was waning for some, but the true parrot lovers were leaning forward in anticipation, hoping for a glimpse of the rare maroon-fronted parrot (Rhynchopsitta terrisi).

From a distance, the echoes off the tall limestone cliffs sounded like acorn woodpeckers, a species we had encountered several times that day. The ricocheting calls were difficult to identify and locate, but we were warned to verify each one in case it was the maroon-fronted parrot. We parked and stumbled out of the vans again.

We scanned the area with our binoculars but were disappointed to match those calls to the woodpeckers.

**For the full article, pick up the March issue of BIRD TALK**

Did you like this excerpt? Subscribe now to read more like it.

 Give us your opinion on
In Search of a Mexican Endemic

Submit a Comment or
Join Club
Earn 1,000 points! What's this?
Top Products
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Become a fan of BirdChannel on Facebook Follow BirdChannel on Twitter
Get social and connect with BirdChannel.

Hi my name's Echo RIP

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species