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Day 1 - Oaxaca City

Arrival day and settling into hotel in Oaxaca city.

Depending of the time available, we can go for a walk to get familiar with the city and do a little bit of birding in El Llano Park in the afternoon.

Target species: Dusky Hummingbird, Rufous-backed Robin, Cassin´s Kingbird, White-throated Towhee.

Night: Oaxaca City

Día 2 –– Monte Alban

Birdwatching in Monte Alban archaeological site and ecological path.

Late afternoon in Oaxaca city – optional walking tour.

Target species: Slaty & Golden Vireo, Rock & Canyon Wren, Ocellated Thrasher, Pileated Flycatcher.

Night: Oaxaca City

Día 3 - Teotitlán del Valle

Birdwatching in Teotitlán del Valle, stop at the local market and carpet making workshop.

Depending on time, quick visit of Dainzu (slaty vireo) and/or Yagul archaeological sites.

Drive up to La Cumbre Ixtepeji.

Target species: Bridled Sparrow, Oaxaca Sparrow - Aquatic species such as Green Heron, Sora, maybe Osprey.

Night:  Ixtepeji

Día 4 - Ixtepeji

Birdwatching in La Cumbre Ixtepeji.

Drive to Sierra de Miahuatlan

Target species: Dwarf Jay, Steller´s Jay, Gray-barred Wren, Fulvous Owl, Northern (mountain) pygmy Owl, Chesnut-sided Shrike-Vireo, White-eared & Magnificent Hummingbird, Red Warbler, Golden-browed Warbler, Olive Warbler, Mountain Trogon, Russet Nightingale Thrush, Strong-billed Woodcreeper.

Night: San Jose Del Pacifico


Día 5– San José del Pacifico

Birdwatching in San José del Pacifico and other areas of interest in the Sierra Sur.

Drive to Pluma Hidalgo.

Target Species: Long-tailed Wood-partridge, White-eared Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Bumblebee Hummingbird, Aztec Thrush, Russet Nightingale Thrush, Olive Warbler, Collared Towhee, Rufous-capped Brush-Finch, Red-faced Warbler, Red Warbler, Crescent-chested Warbler, Hooded Yellowthroat and White-throated Jay, Blue-capped Hummingbird.

Night: Pluma Hidalgo


Día 6 - Pluma Hidalgo

Birdwatching in Pluma Hidalgo

Drive to Huatulco

Target Species: Red-breasted Chat, Orange-breasted Bunting, Citreoline Trogon, Russet-crowned Motmot, White-throated Magpie-Jay, and Broad-billed (Doubleday’s) Hummingbird, Blue-capped (Oaxaca) Hummingbird.  Also Happy Wren, Rufous-naped Wren, Colima Pygmy-Owl, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, White-fronted Parrot, Emerald Toucanet, Mottled Owl, Northern Bobwhite, Crested Guan, Plain-capped Starthroat, Masked Tityra.

Night: Huatulco


Día 7 - Huatulco

Birdwatching in Huatulco

Drive back to San Jose del Pacífico

Target Species: Double day´s Hummingbird, Citroline Trogon, Russet Crowned Motmot, Golden Cheeked Woodpecker, & Red Breasted Chat, Flammulated Flycatcher, Spot-breasted Oriole, Streak-backed Oriole Rufous-backed Thrush, Blue Bunting, Yellow-winged Cacique, West Mexican Chachalaca, Pacific Screech-Owl, and “Long-crested” Northern Cardinal.

Night: San Jose del Pacífico


Día 8– San José del Pacifico

Birdwatching in San José del Pacifico and other areas of interest in the Sierra Sur.

Drive to Oaxaca City

Target Species: Second chance for anything we missed.

Night: Oaxaca city


8 day Oaxaca birdwatching Itinerary

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