Birds on Bird Watching Tours in the Yucatan Peninsula

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There are hundreds of birds to be seen in the Yucatan Peninsula. The list below contains the endemic and most notable species travelers can see on bird watching tours.

  • English Name — Scientific Name
  • Bare Throated Tiger-Heron — Tigrisona Mexicanum
  • Bat Falcon — Falco Rufigularis
  • Black Catbird (endemic)– Melanoptila Glabrirostris
  • Black Hawk-Eagle — Spizaetus Tyrannus
  • Black Vulture — Cathartes Aura
  • Boat-Billed Heron — Cochlearius Cochlearius
  • Cattle Egret — Bubulcus Ibis
  • Collared Forest-Falcón — Micrastur Semitorquatus
  • Gray Hawk — Asturina Nitidia
  • Great Blue Heron — Ardea Herodias
  • Great Egret — Ardea Alba
  • Green Heron — Butorides Virescens
  • Hook-Billed kite — Chondrohierax Uncinatus
  • Jabirú — Jabiru Mycteria
  • King Vulture — Sarcoramphus Papa
  • Little Blue Heron — Egretta Caerulea
  • Magnificient Frigatebird — Fregata Magnifiens
  • Mexican Sheartail — Doricha Eliza
  • Ocellated Turkey (endemic) — Meleagris Ocellata
  • Orange Oriole (endemic) — Icterus Auratus
  • Osprey — Pandion Haliaetus
  • Plumbeous Kite — Ictinia Plúmbea
  • Ridgway’s Rough-Winged Swallow — Stelgidopteryx Ridgwayi
  • Rose-throated Tanager (endemic) — Piranga Roseogularis
  • Ruddy Crake — Laterallus Ruber
  • Short-tailed Hawk — Buteo Lineatus
  • Snail Kite — Rostrhamus Sociabilis
  • Snowy Egret — Egretta Thula
  • Tricolored Heron Egretta Tricolor
  • Wood Stork — Mycteria Americana
  • Yucatan Amazon (endemic)– Amazona Xantholora
  • Yucatan Bobwhite — Colinus Nigrogularis
  • Yucatan Flycatcher (endemic) — Myiarchus Yucatanensis
  • Yucatan Jay (endemic) — Cyanocorax Yucatanicus
  • Yucatan Nightjar (endemic) — Caprimulgus Badius
  • Yucatan Poorwill (endemic) — Nyctiphrynus Yucatanicus
  • Yucatan Vireo — Vireo Magíster
  • Yucatan Woodpecker (endemic)– Melanerpes Pygmaeus
  • Yucatan Wren (endemic) — Campylorhynchus Yucatanicus
  • Zenaida Dove — Zenaida Aurita
  • Zone-tailed Hawk — Buteo Albonutatus
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