Since the 1970's, when the main roads of Baja where built and the increase of eco-tourism created by the whale watching industry, there has been a great interest in the bird distribution of the peninsula. Anyone who enjoys bird watching and nature, the surrounding hills, desert and coast of Playa del Socorro is next to safe and fun rustic trails, which exhibit some of the 400 species that inhabit the Baja Peninsula.
Some recent sightings posted on the web include: Brant, Brewer's Blackbird, Cardinal, Northern Cardinal, Yellow-breasted Chat, Pelagic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Long-billed Curlew, Mourning Dove, Great Egret, House Finch, Northern Flicker, Marbled Godwit, Western Grebe, Ring-billed Gull, Great Blue Heron, Xantus Hummingbird, Pinyon Jays, Western Scrub-Jay, Baird's Junco, Dark-eyed Junco, Horned Lark, Common Loon, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Mockingbird, Pygmy Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Hooded Oriole, Nesting Osprey, Cape Pygmy-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Pelicans, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, American Pipit, Quail, Common Raven, Greater Roadrunner, San Lucas Robin, Sanderling, Williamson's Sapsucker, Surf Scoter, Pine Siskin, Sparrow, European Starling, Caspian Tern, Brown Towhee, California Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Gray Thrasher, Hermit Thrush, Mangrove Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, Willet, Whimbrel, House Wren, Canyon Wren, Wrentit, Gila Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Belding's Yellowthroat.
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Birding in Baja:
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