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Mexico City sprawl encompasses more than 20 million people. Even so it's surprisingly good for birds with a small but growing birding community. Most sites are safe and easily reached from the excellent public transport system. It should be possible to see well over 100 species in a week of birding. Highlights include spectacular and/or range-restricted species like Red Warbler and Hooded Yellowthroat.

Additional sites within easy reach of the capital include Lerma and Parque las Maravillas for specialties like Black-polled Yellowthroat and Sierra Madre Sparrow respectively.


Notable Species

During the northern winter you can encounter New World Warblers almost anywhere: listen for their "chip" calls. These will mostly be (Audubon's) Yellow-rumped Warbler away from parks but a variety of different species are possible. Both Berylline and Broad-billed Hummingbirds can also be found away from the formal open spaces: check (e.g.) Bauhinia flowers.

Other Wildlife

Mexico city contains good populations of Virginia Opossum and Cacomistle as well as ubiquitous Mexican Grey Squirrels. The former are commonly in rubbish bins around the University (UNAM) in the early morning. Cacomistle is less easy to see.

Access and Facilities

Public transport is excellent and very cheap. You will certainly want a Metro card (this covers the Metro and Metrobus but not local bus services which require cash). The free CityMapper app covers the city and is quite good for route finding.

Selected Sites

See ebird hotspots for up-to-date sightings info.

Bosque de Chapultepec: Series of central parks with some water courses near to several major museums

Bosque de Tlalpan: Includes remnant pine forest

Parque Ecológico de la Ciudad de México: also remnant pine forest

National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM: including the botanic garden

Bosque de San Juan de Aragón: Park with large lake

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