Golden-cheeked Woodpeckers were extremely common birds yet I only managed photos of the ones that visited the Rancho feeders. Probably one of my favorite birds from the trip.
High on the list of birds that will never get old: Black-throated Magpie-Jay.
I was told that there was no reason I should not see a Rosy Thrush-Tanager while at Rancho. Finally I did see this ridiculous bird but their desire to stay in shady undergrowth makes them virtually uncrushable.
Great Kiskadees, on the other hand, love sunshine and getting crushed. It is their way.
Look at this Rose-throated Becard sitting above my head, not giving an eff:
Groove-billed Anis were another common bird, but here I am with but one lone photo from Rancho:
On the hummingbird front, Plain-capped Starthroats were feeder regulars.
Orange-fronted Parakeets were seen several times in Mexico, but our best views were at Rancho on our last morning.
We went searching for the elusive Red-breasted Chat while this Masked Tityra mocked us from above.
This concludes our time at Rancho Primavera. We spent three nights there total, with the third night being our last night in Mexico. Bonnie was a wonderful hostess, offering up coffee, blankets, restaurant advice for El Tuito, and where to look for birds that we never found.
Rancho is a happy place. Go there. Have your own good times!!