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Between the states of Mexico, Puebla and Morelos, 21 October, 2007



Puebla is Mexico's fourth largest city. It's relatively compact with several key sites easily reached by public transport or walking: these are often associated with the Río Atoyac river. A major plus is the ease with which Boucard's Wren can be seen and several other range restricted species are possible in the area (e.g. Balsas Screech Owl, Blue-capped Motmot)


Notable Species

The suite of northern winter warblers here is slightly different here to Mexico City with (e.g.) Black-throated Green Warbler more common.

Other Wildlife

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Access and Facilities

Public transport is good: the Puebla metrobus is key. Unfortunately, the Metro card here is different to Mexico City but attendants will let you use their cards if you pay the fee.

Selected Sites

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

Parque Ecológico Revolucion Mexicana: (E.g. 19.03338° N, 98.18489° W.) Diverse park with water which attracts quite large numbers of overwintering duck.

Cumulo de Virgo: The bridge at approx. 19.01807° N, 98.23233° W gives good views over the riverside vegetation. On the north bank, a path eventually connects to Ecoparque Metropolitano de Puebla. Perhaps the star of the show here is Boucard's Wren which is easy to see even though the vegetation is lush and green. Puebla has an introduced population of Green Jay. Unfortunately the river is little more than an open sewer.

Ecoparque Metropolitano de Puebla: (E.g. 19.01410° N, 98.24676° W). Surprising range of species for a park which appears to have relatively little habitat at first glance. Check the manicured lake for Common Yellowthroat. Links to Cumulo de Virgo via a waterside path.

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