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VERACRUZ (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (22-23rd September, 2004)


Birding Site Guide

This site is one of the best places to see the near-threatened endemic Sumichrast's Wren. Amatlan is very small but only 8km from Cordoba, a major city. Cordoba has a range of hotels and restaurants. We stayed at the Hotel Iberia which was quite comfortable. Buses leave Cordoba for Amatlan regularly and from the plaza follow the intructions in the site guide to reach the forest. The 2km walk there can be quite birdy and birding at the actual site is excellent, with many tropical species. I failed to see the wren on the first day as I got there too late but saw it the next day with the use of playback. Once you have located a singing bird it is best to climb into the forest, try playback and wait. 53 species including 31 lifers. 

Species Notes

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse