Mexico is a great place for birdwatchers, combining temperate, desert and tropical climates. It is reputed to be home to 1,150 bird species, compared with 925 in the United States.
According to both the website of the Mexican Presidency and BirdFreak.com, the national bird of Mexico is the northern crested caracara. These birds are part of the same family as falcons.
Mexico Bird Conservation says there are 39 endangered species of birds in Mexico. Five of these species are from birds that cannot be bred in captivity, including the whooping crane.
Mexico is home to two species of owl: the barn owl and the great horned owl.
There are three species of colorful toucans in Mexico, including the keel-billed toucan.
Macaws and Parrots
Mexico has a variety of macaws, parakeets and parrots among its tropical bird species, including the military macaw, the orange-fronted parakeet and the white-fronted parrot.
Of the flamingos, only the American greater flamingo makes its habitat in Mexico.
Article Written By Edwin Thomas
Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.