Thursday, March 17, 2011

Belize - Hopkins edition

A big highlight yesterday was a flock of several hundred orioles, both Baltimore and Orchard, which flew out of a vast area of orange groves and seemed to be preparing to roost for the night. Up in the mountains, as predicted, I saw my first Louisiana Waterthrush of 2011 - on the steps of the Pook's Hill Lodge! Other North American migrants have included Kentucky, Hooded, and Black-throated Green Warblers, plus a sodden Broad-winged Hawk after a downpour, with Double-toothed Kites overhead!

Magnolia Warbler seems to be the single most common warbler migrant we've seen in Belize, of about 19 species, and we've found it in virtually all habitat types.

I'll get some photos up here on return to Cape May next week.

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