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The following 231 species represent an expansion of the list to include birds sighted in the entire Municipio de Urique. Previously only birds in the upper elevations were included. Elevations in the municipio (county) range from roughly 200 meters (656 feet) to 2370 meters (7800 feet) over an area of 3968 square kilometers (1532 square miles) or roughly 1.6% of the state of Chihuahua. The municipio includes grasslands, high pine-oak forests, second-growth, large lakes and ponds, deep canyons, and scrub,  Urique is the heart of the Copper Canyon region, many more species could be added and we are anxious to work with qualified birders to complete our inventory.

We see more birds from the back of a horse than at any other time and invite birders to contact us for specialized horse packing trips. We have several back-country cabins ideal for birders. Parrots, trogons and macaws have all been spotted from the cabin porch at our Los Alisos ranch.

This list was last revised in June 2009. Key: (L) = normally found at lower elevations; (O) = occasional or rare; (?) = reported by reputable birders and/or guides but not confirmed.

 

Common name - English

Common name - Spanish

Scientific name

Eared Grebe

Zambullidor Orejudo

Podiceps nigricollis californicus

American Bittern

Avetoro Americano

Botaurus lentigenosus

Cattle Egret  (O)

Garza Ganadera

Bubulcus ibis

Great Blue Heron

Garzon Cenizo

Ardea herodias

Green Heron

Garza Verde

Butorides virescens

Blue Teal

Cereta Aliazul

Anas discors

Cinnamon Teal

Cereta Castaña

Anas cyanoptera septentrionalium

Ring-necked duck

Pato Piquinillado

Aythya collaris

American Coot

Gallareta Americana

Fulica a. americana

Black Vulture

Zopilote Negro

Coragyps atratus

Turkey Vulture

Aura Cabecirroja

Cathartes aura

Osprey

Gavilán Pescador

Pandion haliaetus

Golden Eagle

Aguila Real

Aquila chrysaetos canadensis

Crested Caracara (L)

Caracara Común

Caracara plancus

Northern Harrier

Gavilán Rastrevo

Circus cyaneus hudsonius

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Gavilán Pajarero

Accipiter striatus

Cooper’s Hawk

Gavilán de Cooper

A.  cooperi

Northern Goshawk

Gavilán Azor

A. gentilis apache

Crane Hawk (L)

Gavilán Zancudo

Geranospiza caerulescens

Ferruginous Hawk

Aguililla Real

B. regalis

Common Black Hawk

Aguililla Negra Menor

Buteogallus anthracinus

Grey Hawk (L)

Aguililla Gris

Buteo nitidus

Short-tailed Hawk (L)

Aguililla Colicorta

B. brachyurus fuliginosus

Zone-tailed Hawk

Aguililla Aura

B.  a. albonotatus

Red-tailed Hawk

Aguililla colirroja

Buteo jamaicensis

American Kestrel

Cernícalo Americano

Falco sparverius

Peregrine Falcon

Halcón Peregrino

F. peregrinus

Killdeer

Chorlito Tildío

Charadrius v. vociferus

Solitary Sandpiper

Playero Solitario

Tringa solitaria

Spotted Sandpiper

Playero Alzacolita

Actitis macularia

Wilson's Snipe

Gallinago delicata

Rufous-bellied Chachalaca

Chachalaca Vientre-castaña

Ortalis (poliocephala?) wagleri

Montezuma Quail

Codorniz de Moctezuma

Cyrtonyz montezumae

Scaled Quail

Codorniz Escamoza

Callipepla squamata

Elegant Quail

Codorniz Elegangte

C. douglasii

Wild Turkey

Guajalote Silvestre

Meleagris gallopavo

Band-tailed Pigeon

Paloma Encinera

Columba fasciata

Red-billed Pigeon

Paloma Morada

C. flavirostris

Rock Dove

Paloma Doméstica

C. livia

White-winged Dove

Paloma Aliblanca

Zenaida asiatica

Mourning Dove

Paloma Huilota

Z. macroura

Inca Dove

Tórtola Colilargo

Columbina inca

Common Ground Dove (L)

Tórtola Común

C. passerina

Ruddy Ground Dove (L)

Tórtola Rojiza

C. talpacoti

White-tipped Dove (L)

Paloma Arroyera

Leptotila verreauxi

Thick-billed Parrot

Cotorra-serrana Occidental

Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha

Lilac-crowned Parrot

Tórtola Colilargo

Amazona finschi

Military Macaw

Guacamaya Verde

Ara militaris

Black-Throated Magpie-Jay

Urraca-hermosa Carinegra

Calocitta (formosa?)colliei

Lesser Roadrunner (L)

Correcaminos Menor

Geococcyx velox

Greater Roadrunner

Correcaminos Mayor

G. californianus

Squirrel Cuckoo (L)

Cuco Ardilla

Piaya cayana

Great Horned Owl

Búho cornudo

Bubo virginianus

Whiskered Screech-Owl

Tecolote Bigotudo

Otus trichopsis

Northern (Mountain) Pygmy-Owl

Tecolotito Serrano

Glaucidium gnoma

Colima Pygmy Owl Tecolito Columenese

Glaucidium palmarum

Whip-poor-will

Tapacaminos Cuerporruin

Caprimulgus vociferus

Common Poorwill

Pachacua Norteña

Phalaenoptilus nuttallii

Lesser Nighthawk

Chotacabras Menor

Chordeiles acutipennis

Black Swift

Vencejo Negro

Cypseloides niger

Chestnut-collared Swift

Vencejo Cuellicastaño

C. rutilus

White-throated Swift

Vencejo Gorjiblanco

Aeronautes saxatalis

Broad-billed Hummingbird (L)

Colibri Piquiancho

Cynanthus latirostris

Berylline Hummingbird

Colibri de Berilo

Amazilia beryllina

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Colibri Corona-violeta

A. violiceps

Blue-throated Hummingbird

Colibri-serrano Gorjiazul

Lampornis clemenciae

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Colibri Barbinegro

Archilochus alexandri

Costa’s Hummingbird

Colibri de Costa

Calypte costae

Anna’s Hummingbird

Colibri de Anna

C. anna

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Zumbador Coliancho

Selasphorus platycercus

Rufous Hummingbird

Zumbador Rufo

S. rufus

Magnificent Hummingbird

Colibri Magnífico

Eugenes fulgens

White-eared Hummingbird

Colibri Orejiblanco

Basilinna leucotis

Plain-capped Starthroat

Picolargo Coronioscuro

Heliomaster constantii

Citreoline Trogan (L)(?)

Trogon Citrino

Trogon citreolus

Elegant Trogon

Trogon Elegante

Trogon elegans

Mountain Trogon

Trogon Mexicano

Trogon mexicanus

Eared Quetzal (Trogon)

Quetzal Mexicano

Euptilotis neoxenus

Belted Kingfisher

Martin-pescador Collarejo

Ceryle t. torquata

Green Kingfisher

Martin-pescador Verde

Chloroceryle americana

Acorn Woodpecker

Carpintero Arlequín

Melanerpes formicivorus

Gila Woodpecker (L)

Carpintero de Gila

Centurus uropygialis

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Chupasavia Vientre-amarillo

Sphyrapicus varius

Red-naped Sapsucker

Chupasavia Nuquirroja

S. nuchalis

Williamson’s Sapsucker

Chupasavia de Williamson

Sphyrapicus thyroideus

Hairy Woodpecker

Carpintero-velloso Mayor

Picoides villosus

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Carpintero Listado

P. scalaris

Arizona (Strickland’s) Woodpecker

Carpintero de Arizona

P.  arizonae (or P. stricklandi)

Northern Flicker

Carpintero Collarejo

Colaptes auratus

White-striped Woodcreeper

Trepatroncos Blanquirrayado

Lepidocolaptes leucogaster

Olive-Sided Flycatcher

Pibí Boreal

Contopus borealis

Greater Pewee

Pibí Mayor

Contopus pertinax

Western Wood-Pewee

Pibí Occidental

C. sordidulus

Black Phoebe

Mosquero Negro

Sayornis nigricans

Say’s Phoebe

Mosquero Llanero

S. saya

Hammond’s  Flycatcher

Mosquero de Hammond

Empidonax hammondii

Grey Flycatcher

Mosquero Gris

E. wrightii

Cordilleran (Western) Flycatcher

Mosquero Barranqueño

E. occidentalis

Pine Flycatcher

Mosquero Pinero

E. affinis

Pacific Slope (Western) Flycatcher

Mosquero Occidental

E. difficilis

Buff-breasted Flycatcher

Mosquero Pechincanelo

E. fulvifrons

Vermilion Flycatcher

Mosquero Cardenal

Pyrocephalus rubinus

Tufted Flycatcher

Mosquero Penachudo

Mitrephanes phaeocercus

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Copetón Gorjicenizo

Myiarchus cinerascens

Nutting's Flycatcher

Copetón de Nutting

Myiarchus nuttingi

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Copetón Triste

M. tuberculifer

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (L)

Papamoscas Vientre-amarillo

Myiodynastes luteiventris

Tropical Kingbird

Tirano Tropical

Tyrannus melancholicus

Western Kingbird

Tirano Occidental

Tyrannus verticalis

Cassin’s Kingbird

Tirano de Cassin

T. vociferans

Grey-collared Becard (L)

Cabezón Cuelligris

Pachyramphus major

Rose-throated Becard

Cabezón Degollado

P. aglaiae

Grey-Breasted Martin

Martin Pechigris

Progne chalybea

Tree swallow

Golodrina Arbolera

Tachycineta bicolor

Violet-green Swallow

Golondrina Cariblanca

T. thalassina

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Golondrina-aliserraada Norteña

Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Cliff Swallow

Golondrina Risquera

Hirundo pyrrhonota

Barn Swallow

Golondrina Ranchera

H. rustica erythrogaster

Gray-breasted (Mexican) Jay

Chara Pechigris

Aphelocoma ultramarina

Steller’s Jay

Chara de Steller

Cyanocitta stelleri

Sinaloa Crow (L)

Cuervo Sinaloense

Corvus sinaloae

Chihuahuan Raven (L)

Cuervo Llanero

C. cryptoleucus

Common Raven

Cuervo Grande

C. corax

Bridled  

Paro Embridado

Parus wollweberi

Mexican Chicadee

Paro Mexicano

P. sclateri

Bushtit

Sastrecillo

Psaltriparus minimus

White-breasted Nuthatch

Saltapalos Pechiblanco

Sitta carolinensis

Pygmy Nuthatch

Saltapalos Enano

S. pygmaea

Brown Creeper

Trepador Americano

Certhia americana

Spotted Wren (L)

Matraca Machada

Campylorhynchus gularis

Rock Wren

Saltapared Roquero

Salpinctes obsoletus

Canyon Wren

Saltapared Barranquero

Catherpes mexicanus

House Wren (Brown-throated)

Saltapared-continental Gorjicafé

Troglodytes brunneicollis

Sinaloa Wren (L)

Saltapared Sinaloense

Thryothorus sinaloa

Happy Wren (L)

Saltapared Feliz

Thryromanes felix

Bewick’s Wren

Saltapared de Bewick

Thryomanes bewickii

American Dipper

Mirlo-aquático Americano

Cinclus mexicanus

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Reyezuelo Sencillo

Regulus calendula

Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (L)

Perlita Grisilla

Polioptila caerulea

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (L)

Perlita Gorrinegra

P. Nigriceps

Eastern Bluebird

Azulejo Gorjicanelo

Sialia sialis

Western Bluebird

Azulejo Gorjiazul

Sialia mexicana

Townsend’s Solitaire

Clarín Norteño

Myadestes townsendi

Brown-backed Solitaire

Clarín Jilguero

M. occidentalis

Orange-billed Nightengale-Thrush (L)

Zorzalito Piquinaranja

Catharus aurantiirostris

Russet Nightengale-Thrush

Zorzalito Pipiquipado

Catharus occidentalis

Hermit Thrush

Zorzalito Colirrufo

Catharus guttatus

White-throated Thrush (Robin) (L)

Zorzal Gorjiblanco

Turdus assimilis

American Robin

Zorzal Petirrojo

Turdus migratorius

Blue Mockingbird (L)

Mulato Azul

Melanotis caerulescens

Northern Mockingbird

Cenzontle Norteño

Mimus polyglottos leucopterus

Curved-billed Thrasher

Cuitlacoche Piquicurvo

Toxostoma curvirostre

Grey  Silky Flycatcher

Capulinero Gris

Ptilogonys cinereus

American Pipit

Bisbita Americana

Anthus rubescens

Loggerhead Shrike

Lanio Americano

Lanius ludovicianus

Bell's Vireo

Vireo de Bell

Vireo bellii

Cassin’s (Solitary)Vireo

Vereo de Cassin

Vireo cassini

Plumbeous (Solitary) Vireo

Vireo Plomizo

 V. plumbeus

Hutton’s Vireo

Vireo de Hutton

Vireo huttoni

Golden Vireo (L)

Vireo Dorado

Vireo hypochryseus

Orange-crowned Warbler

Chipe Corona-naranja

Vermivora celata

Virginia's Warbler

Chipe de Virginia

Vermivora virginiae

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Chipe Rabadilla-amarilla

Dendroica coronata

Black-throated Grey Warbler

Chipe Negrigris

D. nigrescens

Townsend’s Warbler

Chipe de Townsend

dtownsendi

Hermit Warbler

Chipe Cabeciamarillo

D. occidentalis

Grace’s Warbler (L)

Chipe de Grace

D. Graciae

Yellow Warbler

Chipe Amarillo

D. petechia

Yellow-throated Warbler

Chipe Gorjiamarillo

D. dominica

Nashville Warbler

Chipe de Nashville

Vermivora ruficapilla

Crescent-chested Warbler (L)

Chipe Cejiblanco

V. superciliosa

Red-faced Warbler

Chipe Carirrojo

Cardellina rubrifrons

Olive Warbler (L)

Chipe Ocotero

Peucedramus taeniatus

Wilson’s Warbler

Chipe de Wilson

Wilsonia pusilla

Rufous-capped Warbler (L)

Chipe Gorrirrufo

Basileuterus rufifrons

Fan-tailed Warbler (L)

Chipe Roquero

B. lachrymosa

Northern Waterthrush

Chipe-suelero Charquero

Seiurus noveboracensis

Louisiana Waterthrush

Chipe-suelero Arroyero

motacilla

Slate-throated Redstart

Pavito Gorjigris

Myioborus miniatus

Painted Redstart

Pavito Aliblanco

M. pictus

Elegant (Blue-hooded) Euphonia

Eufonia Capucha-azul

Euphonia elegantissima

Hepatic Tanager

Tángara Encinera

P. flava

Summer Tanager

Tángara Roja

P. rubra

Western Tanager  (L)

Tángara Occidental

Piranga ludoviciana

Red-Headed Tanager

Tángara Cabecirroja

Spermagra erythrocephala

Greyish Saltator

Saltator Grisáceo

Saltator coerulescens

Northern Cardinal

Cardenal Norteño

Cardinalis cardinalis

Rufus-capped Brushfinch

Saltón Gorrirufo

Atlapetes pileatus

Spotted (Rufous-sided) Towhee

Rascador Ojirrojo

Pipilo erythrophythalmus

Canyon Towhee

Rascador Arroyero

P. fuscus

Blue Grosbeak

Picogrueso Azul

Passerina caerulea

Yellow Grosbeak (L)

Picogrueso Amarillo Pheucticus chrysopeplus

Black-headed Grosbeak

Picogrueso Tigrillo

Pheucticus melanocephalus

Hooded Grosbeak

Pepitero Encapuchado

Coccothraustes abeillei

Evening Grosbeak

Pepitero Norteño

C. vespertinus montana

Lazuli Bunting

Colorín Lazulita

Passerina amoena

Savannah Sparrow (?)

Gorrion Sabanero

Ammodramus sandwichensis

Rusty Sparrow

Zacatanero Rojizo

Aimophila rufescens

Five-striped Sparrow (L)

Zacatonero de Cinco-rayas

A. quinquestriata

Botteri's Sparrow (L)

Zacatonero de Botteri

A. botterii

Rufous-winged Sparrow (L)

Zacatonero Alirrufo

A. carpalis

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Zacatonero Coronirrufo

A. ruficeps

Vesper Sparrow

Gorrión Coliblanco

Poocetes gramineus

Stripped Sparrow

Zacatonero Rayado

Oriturus superciliousus

Chipping Sparrow

Gorrión Cejiblanco

Spizella passerina

Clay-colored Sparrow

Gorrión Palidó

S. pallida

White-crowned Sparrow

Gorrión leucophrys

Zonotrichia leucophrys

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Gorrión Coronidorado

Z. atricapilla

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Gorrión de Lincoln

Melospiza linconii

Lark Sparrow

Gorrión Arlequín

Chondestes grammacus

Lark Bunting

Gorrión Alipálido

Calamospiza melanocorys

Grasshopper Sparrow

Gorrión Chapulín

Ammodramus savannarum

Dark-eyed Junco

Junco Ojioscuro

Junco hyemalis

Yellow-eyed Junco

Junco de Baird

Junco bairdi

Red-winged Blackbird (O)

Tordo Sargento

Agelaius phoeniceus

Yellow-headed Blackbird (O)

Tordo Cabeciamarillo

Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Western Meadowlark

Pradero Occidental

Sturnella neglecta

Brewer’s Blackbird

Tordo Canadiense

Euphagus carolinus

Brown-headed Cowbird

Vaquero Cabecicafé

Molothrus ater

Bronzed Cowbird

Vaquero Ojirrojo

Molothrus aeneus

Scott’s Oriole (L)

Bolsero Tunero

Icterus parisorum

Hooded Oriole (L)

Bolsero Cuculado

I. cucullatus

Black-vented Oriole (L)

Bolsero de Wagler

I. wagleri

Streak-backed Oriole

Bolsero Dorsirrayado

I. pustulatus

Bullock’s Oriole

Bolsero de Bullock

I. bullockii

Pine Siskin

Dominico Pinero

Carduelis pinus

Black-headed Siskin

Dominico Cabicinegro

C. notata

Lesser Goldfinch

Dominico Dorsioscuro

C. psaltria

Cassin’s Finch

Fringílido de Cassin

Carpodacus cassinii

House Finch

Fringílido Mexicano

C. mexicanus

House Sparrow

Gorrión Domestico

Passer d. domesticus

 

 

 

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