White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

The White Crown Sparrow is a migratory bird that can be seen in winter at Islas del Mar. Its combination of whitish head, pale bill, and curly grey breast, give this bird a handsome tone, that makes it one of the easiest sparrows in America to identify. It can be seen fluttering on the ground, […]

Western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)

When they reach adulthood, they are between 15 and 19 cm in length. The male has a red head, turning yellowish at the back of it. The nape, chest, belly and rump are yellow. The back, tail and wings are black, but have two white stripes with yellow. The beak is very light yellowish and […]

Wilson’s warbler (Wilsonia pusilla)

It is greenish above and yellow below, with rounded wings and a long, thin tail. The male has a black crown patch. This small, lively bird actively moves in bushes and trees, often flipping its elongated tail as it leaps from branch to branch. It generally keeps itself in low in semi-open areas, avoiding dense […]

Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Este tipo de ave imita las llamadas de otras aves, sonidos animales e incluso ruidos de máquinas. Los cenzontles tienen una fuerte preferencia por ciertos árboles, tales como el arce, el liquidambar y el platanero (Platanus). Por lo general evitan árboles de pino. En áreas urbanas, los cenzontles raramente bajan a la tierra, a diferencia […]

Say’s phoebe (Sayornis saya)

They breed from Alaska, western and south-central Canada, to the southern United States. In the winter it migrates to desert areas of Texas, Mexico, and even northern Central America. These birds prefer dry, desolate and arid landscapes. Habitat: It lives in bushes, canyons and ranches. Found in open or semi-open terrain, often in dry rural […]

House finch (haemorhous mexicanus)

It measures about 12 cm. It is brown in color, with a striped belly. Males are characterized by having a red chest, forehead, and supraocular line and rump in shades ranging from bright red to almost orange. Females have greyish brown plumage on the dorsal parts and brown on the ventral parts, but they are […]

Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)

It is distinguished from other similar Thrashers by its long, curved beak, and by the presence of dark streaks on the light chest. The adult eye is orange or red, while immature individuals have yellow eyes. Habitat: It is a common inhabitant of the deserts of the southwestern United States, from Arizona to Texas. In […]

Cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

The catcus wren features a contrasting white brow and dense spots across the chest. This bird rarely strays from cactus and desert scrub or coastal sagebrush. Build a large, oval nest of sticks. Habitat: It is bird native  to Mexico, that inhabits arid regions and can often be found around yucca, mesquite, saguaro and Choyas […]

Greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

Females and males of this species emit a series of five or six talks accompanied by moans, loud enough to be heard from 200 meters away. This sound is the most common vocalization of the roadrunner during the incubation period and the rearing of chicks. Habitat: It lives from the southwestern United States to central […]

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

The brown pelican is one of the most well-known and prominent birds found in the coastal areas of the Americas. It is a species of greyish-brown seabird that is large and conspicuous strictly on the coast. It has a very long beak with a sac to take fish out of the water. It feeds mainly […]