eWestern Birds

The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 46, No. 3
August 2015
Western Field Ornithologists

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Avifauna of Juárez Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Israel Moreno-Contreras, Héctor Gómez de Silva, Adrión Torres-Vivanco, Nohemi Villalpando-Navarrete, and Alejandro Botello

ABSTRACT: We provide the results of avifaunal inventories in Juárez Municipality, a poorly known part of the relatively under-birded Mexican state of Chihuahua. Patterns observed are highly consistent with published literature on the avifauna of westernmost Texas. Our findings modify the status of some species, including the addition of rare migrants (Grace’s Warbler and Zone-tailed Hawk), first records for Chihuahua (Downy Woodpecker, Blue-headed Vireo, Pine Warbler, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak), range expansions (Neotropic Cormorant, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Crow), and changes of seasonal status (Great Blue Heron, Vermilion Flycatcher, and Cassin’s Kingbird).

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