Los Cabos 2017

We decided to take a break from winter and booked a week at the Paradisus Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.  The Cabo Real Golf Club is adjacent to the resort and its fringes provided excellent birding.  Not having been to this part of Mexico before, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was hoping to photograph at least 50 species, one of which I hoped would be a Greater Roadrunner.  There are several birding tours in the area but the trip was last minute and I wasn’t able to make suitable arrangements.  My only regret was not allowing enough time at the Estuary and Bird Sanctuary in San Jose, which is a must when in the area.  In the end, I managed to photograph a total of 64 species, 47 of which were found around the resort and golf course.  The rest were taken at the Estuary and yes I did see my Roadrunner.  It was the very last day of the trip, on the edge of the golf course as I was making my way back to the resort.

Here are some of the pictures I took.

Greater Roadrunner
Costa's Hummingbird
   Brown Pelican
Magnificent Frigatebird
Semipalmated Plover
Wilson's Plover
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
 Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
White-faced Ibis
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
American Coot
Common Gallinule
Ruddy Duck
Blue-winged & Cinnamon Teal
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Lark Sparrow
House Sparrow
House Finch`
 Lesser Goldfinch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Cactus Wren
California Scrub-Jay
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Common Ground Dove
White-winged Dove
Eurasian Collared-dove
Gila Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Gray Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin's Kingbird
Scott's Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Northern Mockingbird
 Gray Thrasher
 Great-tailed Grackle
European Starling
Ring-billed Gull