The Cozumel Thrasher

Toxostoma guttatum


Natural history

Status & sightings



Cozumel birds

Cozumel island

Cozumel links


About this site

Created by Robert L. Curry

Last modified: 06 Jun 2010


El cuitlacoche de cozumel

The endemic thrasher of Cozumel Island

The Cozumel Thrasher, Toxostoma guttatum, is perhaps the single most critically endangered bird in all of Mexico.

The purpose of this web site is to present available information about the natural history, current status, and conservation prognosis for this unique taxon.

Hurricane Wilma over Cozumel, 21 Oct 2005
Hurricane Wilma over Cozumel, 21 Oct 2005
 Latest threats:
Hurricanes Emily (July 2005) & Wilma (October 2005)

Damage from Wilma, especially, has been severe ... but has there been an imact on surviving Cozumel thrashers?

Field surveys in April 2006 produced one possible sighting.

Additional thrasher sightings were reported in October and December of 2007.

We carried field surveys in January 2008 but were unable to obtain confirmation of these reports.

Research on the Cozumel Thrasher is currently being conducted by:

Endemicos Insulares, A. C.

Villanova University

Fundación de Parques y Museos de Cozumel

Interested in supporting conservation research on the Cozumel Thrasher?

Please direct donations to American Bird Conservancy, earmarked for Cozumel


Recent research on the Cozumel Thrasher has been funded also by: