Among North America’s most abundant birds, the Yellow-rumped Warbler is a continental ambassador. Each summer, well over 100 million breeders fill the expansive northern forests, while each fall and winter, throngs of “yellow-rumps” pour into the southern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America.
Each fall, more than 5 million raptors funnel through a narrow geographic bottleneck in Veracruz, Mexico. The monitoring of this “River of Raptors” is directly supported by an ecotourism program that contributes to the local economy.
The extremely high diversity in Mexico includes numerous representatives of primarily neotropical families such as motmots, trogons, woodcreepers, parrots, and antbirds.