Barra de Navidad Bird List

November 11, 2014
Just arrived back at Barra after a long visit home.  Here is a list of what I've seen so far.  I have a few more that I need to verify before adding, and I will be birding here for another month so I hope to add more.  Some of these birds were seen last Spring before we went home. * are lifers for me
View from the Grand Isle Hotel next to the marina.
Brown Pelican
Blue-footed Booby
Magnificent Frigatebird
Neotropical Cormorant
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Great Blue Heron
Roseate Spoonbill
Wood Stork
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Gray Hawk
Crested Caracara
Common Black Hawk
West Mexican Chachalaca 
American Oystercatcher*
Marbled Godwit
Spotted Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
Heerman’s Gull
Royal Tern
Inca Dove
Ruddy Ground Dove
White-winged Dove
Groove-billed Ani
Cinnamon Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker
Tropical Kingbird
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Social Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Vermillion Flycatcher
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
                              Vermillion Flycatcher showing a little flash of flame in the setting sun.
Northern rough-winged swallow
Barn swallow
Mangrove Swallow
San Blas Jay*
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Rufous-backed Thrush
Plumbeous Vireo*
Warbling Vireo
Yellow Warbler
Mangrove Yellow Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Black and White Warbler 
Scrub Euphonia
Sinaloa Wren*
White-breasted Wren*
Grayish Saltator
White-collared Seedeater
Orange-breasted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Varied Bunting*
American Goldfinch
Stripe-headed sparrow
House Sparrow
Shiny Cowbird
Yellow-winged Cacique
Great-tailed Grackle 
Orchard Oriole
Streak-backed Oriole
Grayish Saltator


  1. Hi Sue,
    Great to hear from you again. I have been missing reading about the birds and butterflies that you have seen around Central America. I am looking forward to hearing more about what you see.

  2. Hi Nick,
    Thanks so much for the 'welcome back' comment. It's been nearly a year since I've written, done 'real' birding or done much of anything. I have very sketchy internet right now, but I hope to get a few things updated and posted.