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                                          Birds of the Yucatan Peninsula.pdf 
                                    A link to the article below
                                    that is well worth reading!  
An update on the status and distribution of selected species.

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, which includes the states of Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana

Roo, is a region of high bird biodiversity with a combination of year-round residents,

summer populations of intra-tropical migrants,winter and transient populations of

Nearctic–Neotropical migratory species, and numerous records of species considered vagrants.


This paper provides information on the status and distribution of 51 species of birds and two

hybrids in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Of these, 20 are year-round tropical residents,

two are intra-tropical migratory species (summer residents in Mexico), and 26 are Nearctic–

Neotropical migrants; a Eurasian shorebird and two vagrant gull species are also included.

These records extend the distributional ranges of many species, confirm species’

presences in areas where their occurrence was poorly understood, confirm the breeding activity

more comprehensive documentation and dissemination of tropical resident species’ vocalizations

(e.g., Celis-Murillo et al. 2008, MacKinnon et al. 2009), and more temporally

intensive studies during periods of high species turnover, in particular fall and spring

migration (Mills and Rogers 1990, Deppe and Rotenberry 2005, 2008).

Based on distributional maps and descriptions of ranges provided in recent literature

(e. g., Curson et al. 1994, Howell and Webb1995, Rising 1996, Dunn and Garrett 1997,

Van Perlo 2006), as well as other sources(e.g., the Mexico regional reports in NorthAmerican Birds, and the Birds of North America

Online accounts noteworthy records have been identified and compiled for 51 resident, migratory, and exotic

species, as well as two hybrids in the YucatanPeninsula. These distributional records

are noteworthy for one or more reasons: (1)they extend the known distributional range of

the species, (2) they confirm the presence ofa species in an area where its occurrence was

uncertain or unknown, (3) they confirm breeding activity where breeding was previously

unconfirmed or unsuspected, and/or (4) they contribute information toward determining

the relative abundance and/or seasonal occurrence of the species in the region.

Records are typically annotated to indicate their significance for the Yucatan Peninsula

and for individual states but also for specific reserves within the peninsula for which

species lists are regularly compiled and updated (MacKinnon 1986,