Cactus wren birding Mexico

Cactus wren birding Mexico – Content creator: Petrus A. van Tonder

The cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) is a species of wren endemic to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern and central Mexico. Birding Los Cabos Mexico.

cactus wren Birding Los Cabos Mexico

The Name of cactus wren in Spanish is:

Matraca del Desierto, because it dwells in the desert and Matraca is a toy to make noise in the soccer football games and the call & sound of the cactus wren is similar.
(matraca toy = A ratchet, rattle or noisemaker)
Cactus wren = matraca del desierto

Its common name derives from their frequenting desert cactus plants such as the cardón ( Pachycereus pringlei), building nests, roosting, and seeking protection from predators among them. Its bulky and globular nests are constructed of plant material and lined with feathers. They do not migrate; instead, they establish and defend the territories around their nests where they live all year-round.

Cactus wren birding Mexico
Cardón desert cactus plant Mexico.

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The owner, Maria Elena Muriel, is a professional birder. She shares not only the birds but also the ecology and culture during her tours. From arranging ground transportation and accommodations to describing the specific vocalizations of endemic birds, one can count on learning about local culture, marine life, geology, and more.

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