Bill Stecher by the pool, scanning for birds.

Bill Stecher by the pool, scanning for birds.

If you’re a birder, chances are that you’re already aware of Oaxaca’s stunning diversity of feathered life. We strongly suspect that no one in San Pablo Etla had a faster eye or deeper knowledge of our local birds than did our neighbor, Bill Stecher. We deeply grieve Bill’s passing from a car accident on a birding trip to Jalapa in 2015.

Fortunately, his meticulous birding records survive him. With thanks to his widow, Mary, we can offer you the most comprehensive San Pablo bird list ever, which Bill supplemented with observations from several other local birders. Bring your binoculars and see how many you can spot during your vacation.

Download the 2013 list here: Birds of San Pablo Etla_Bill Stecher_2013 PDF.

Bill’s Oaxaca birding resources:

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

Authors: Steve N.G. Howell and Sophie Webb

Publisher: Oxford 1995

Available: ABA Sales / Oaxaca: Amate

(Plates of North American migrants are not included. A North American Field Guide is advisable to complement Howell)

Birds & Birding in Central Oaxaca, 2nd Edition

Author: John M. Forcey

Publisher: John M. Forcey 2009

Available: ABA Sales / Oaxaca: Amate

Birds of Mexico: MP3 Sound Collection

By Peter Boesman

Publisher: 2006

Available: ABA Sales

LOCAL BIRD GUIDES (humans, not books):

Roque Antonio

Telephone from US: 011.52.951.524.4371

Eric Antonio

Manuel Grosselet