Mexico (Durango Highway and San Blas) photos: 2010

Click on the small picture to see a larger, more detailed version. I toured Mexico (Mazatlan, Durango Highway, San Blas) in February, 2010. The weather was lovely and most of the photos turned out well. Most of the photos were taken with a Canon camera with 100-400mm zoom lens, but I also use a Nikon point-and-shoot for scenery.. The trip was very enjoyable and was led by Jan Hansen (dba Otus Asio Tours He leads a variety of trips, all of which I would recommend.

You may also view photos from my 2005, 2006, and 2008 San Blas (and Puerto Vallarta) trips.

[California Gull] [California Gull] [Heerman's Gull] [Ring-billed Gull] [Brown Pelican]

California, Heerman's, and Ring-billed Gulls, Brown Pelican,
Mazatlan sea coast, February 17 and 18, 2010.

[Willet] [Whimbrel] [Magnificent Frigatebird] [Neotropic Cormorant] [Snowy Egret]

Willet, Whimbrel, Magnificent Frigatebird, Neotropic Cormorant, Snowy Egret,
Mazatlan sea coast, February 17 and 18, 2010.

[Purplish-backed Jay] [Rufous-bellied Chachalaca] [Black-throated Magpie Jay] [Crested Caracara] [Bell's Vireo] [Butterfly] [Vermillion Flycatcher]

Purplish-backed Jay, Rufous-bellied Chachalaca, Black-throated Magpie Jay, February 18;
Crested Caracara, Bell's Vireo, Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly, Vermillion Flycatcher, February 19;
La Noria Road near Mazatlan.

[Grayish Saltator] [Scrub Euphonia] [Varied Bunting] [Rufous-backed Robin] [Rufous-backed Robin]

Grayish Saltator, Scrub Euphonia, Varied Bunting, February 19,
Rufous-backed Robin, Copala, February 20, 2010.

[Durango Highway] [Tufted Jay] [Tufted Jay] [Red-headed Tanager] [Red-headed Tanager]

Scenery, Tufted Jay, Red-headed Tanager (female, male), Durango Highway, February 20, 2010.

[Red Warbler] [White-striped Woodcreeper] [Rusty Sparrow] [Jan Hansen]

Red Warbler (northern race), White-striped Woodcreeper, Rusty Sparrow, Jan Hansen,
Durango Highway, February 20, 2010.

[Military Macaw] [Military Macaw] [Military Macaw] [Lineated Woodpecker]

Military Macaw, Lineated Woodpecker, Copala, February 21, 2010.

[Copala] [Copala] [Copala] [Iguana]

Street scenes, iguana, Copala, February 21, 2010.

[Rufous-bellied Chachalaca] [White-faced Ibis] [Tropical Kingbird]

Rufous-bellied Chachalaca along Pantitlan Road,
White-faced Ibis, Tropical Kingbird, San Blas, February 22, 2010.

[White-tipped Dove] [Russet-crowned Motmot] [Russet-crowned Motmot] [Golden-cheeked Woodpecker]

White-tipped Dove, Russet-crowned Motmot, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker,
Singayta, February 23, 2010.

[Limpkin] [White-faced Ibis] [Wood Stork] [Black-bellied Whistling Duck]

Limpkin, White-faced Ibis, Wood Stork, Black-bellied Whistling Duck,
Cocodrilario Road, San Blas, February 23, 2010.

[Northern Jacana] [Northern Jacana] [Belted Kingfisher] [Green Kingfisher] [Least Grebe]

Northern Jacana, Belted Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Least Grebe,
Cocodrilario Road, San Blas, February 23, 2010.

[Mangrove (Yellow) Warbler] [Mangrove Cuckoo] [Mangrove Cuckoo] [Wilson's Plover] [Wilson's Plover] [Semipalmated Plover]

Mangrove (Yellow) Warbler, Mangrove Cuckoo, Wilson's and Semipalmated Plover with Western Sandpiper,
morning river trip, San Blas, February 24, 2010.

[Anhinga] [Green Kingfisher] [Broad-billed Heron] [Common Black Hawk] [Snail Kite] [Crocodile]

Anhinga, Green Kingfisher, Broad-billed Heron, Common Black Hawk, Snail Kite, Crocodile,
morning river trip, San Blas, February 24, 2010.

[Lesser Night Hawk] [Bare-throated Tiger Heron] [Yellow-crowned Night Heron] [Amazon Kingfisher] [Red-billed Pigeon] [Snail Kite]

Lesser Night Hawk, Hotel Garza Canela;
Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Amazon Kingfisher, Red-billed Pigeon,
Snail Kite (imm.), evening river trip, San Blas, February 24, 2010.

[Acorn Woodpecker] [Northern Rough-winged Swallow] [Spotted Wren] [Mexican Woodnymph]

Acorn Woodpecker, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Spotted Wren, Mexican Woodnymph,
Cerro San Juan, February 25, 2010.

[Black-throated Magpie Jay] [Golden-cheeked Woodpecker] [Pale-billed Woodpecker] [Colima Pygmy Owl] [Greater Pewee] [White-throated Thrush]

Black-throated Magpie Jay, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, Pale-billed Woodpecker,
Colima Pygmy Owl, Greater Pewee, White-throated Thrush,
Tecuitata, February 26, 2010.

[Brown Pelican] [Heerman's Gull] [Elegant Tern] [Caspian Tern] [Purplish-backed Jay] [Purplish-backed Jay]

Brown Pelican, Heerman's Gull, Elegant and Royal Tern, Caspian Tern, Purplish-backed Jay,
Peso Island, San Blas, February 26, 2010.

Eric W. Greisen