Bird Conservation Region 42

Sierra y Planicies de El Cabo

The southern tip of the Baja California peninsula includes the Sierra la Laguna, an area of desert scrubland and tropical deciduous forest. Endemic birds include Xantus’ Hummingbird, Gray Thrasher, the San Lucas subspecies of American Robin, and Baird’s Junco. Estero de San José IBA features palm groves, desert
scrubland, salt marsh, mesquite, and aquatic vegetation. It is the last stopover for many aquatic birds and shorebirds during their migration to and from southern Mexico. Additional endemics are the Cape Pygmy-Owl and Belding’s Yellowthroat.

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