Facts & Figures Road SHot

Our Road Trip Facts & Figures

Updated as of: January 1, 2023

By the Numbers

Days on the Road:  5,784 days (15.8 years)

Miles Driven:  238,887 miles/384,441 km (9.6 times around the earth or 86.1 NYC -> LA trips)

Driving Time:  7,663.2 hours  — 319.3 days  (based on engine hours)

Highest Point On the Road:
Paved: 16,109 feet/4,910 meters  (highway to Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Peru)
Unpaved: 16,447 feet/5,013 meters (Bolivia’s SW Circuit near Sol de Mañana)

Vehicle Ferries:  52

FULL-TIME TRAVEL FOR MORE THAN 16 YEARS... AND COUNTING

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Out of the 23 continent-based countries in the Americas so far we have visited:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Belize
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • El Salvador
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Brazil
  • Bolivia
  • Argentina
  • Chile

Plus, non-land-based:

  • Domincan Republic

And:

  • Antarctica

What’s left?
We’re still working on Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
Which leaves Uraguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana

    1.   June 2006  –  Niagra Falls, NY, USA   >   Queenston, Ontario, Canada
    2.   June 2006  –  Sarnia, Ontario, Canada   >   Port Huron, Michigan, USA  [I-94]
    3.   July 2006   –  Sweet Grass, Montana, USA   >   Coutts, Alberta, Canada  [I-15] 
    4.   July 2006   –  Alberta, Canada   >   Chief Mountain, Montana, USA 
    5.   July 2006   –  Porthill, Idaho, USA   >   Creston, Alberta, Canada
    6.   Aug. 2006  –  British Columbia, Canada   >   Skagway, Alaska, USA  [White Pass]
    7.   Sept. 2006 –   Haines, Alaska, USA   >   Pleasant Camp, BC, Canada
    8.   Sept. 2006 –   Yukon, Canada   >   Alaska, USA  [ALCAN Highway]
    9.   Oct. 2006   –   Poker Creek, Alaska, USA   >   Little Gold Creek, Yukon, Canada
    10.   Oct. 2006   –   Little Gold Creek, Yukon, Canada   >   Poker Creek, Alaska, USA  [Top of the World Highway]
    11.   Oct. 2006   –   Alaska, USA   >   Yukon, Canada  [ALCAN Highway]
    12.   Oct. 2006   –   Pleasant Camp, BC, Canada   >    Haines, Alaska, USA
    13.   Nov. 2006  –   Blaine, Washington, USA   >   Douglas, BC, Canada  [I-5 – Peace Arch]   
    14.   Dec. 2006  –    Douglas, BC, Canada   >   Blaine, Washington, USA  [I-5 – Peace Arch]
    15.   Feb. 2007   –   Calexico, California, USA   >   Mexicali, Mexico
    16.   Feb. 2007   –   Mexicali, Mexico   >   Calexico, California, USA 
    17.   Oct. 2007   –   Lubec, Maine, USA   >   Campobello Island, New Brunsick, Canada
    18.   Oct. 2007   –   Campobello Island, New Brunsick, Canada   >   Lubec, Maine, USA
    19.   Oct. 2007   –   Maine, USA   >   St. Stephen, New Brunsick, Canada
    20.   Nov. 2007  –   Quebec, Canada   >   Vermont, USA  [I-89]
    21.   Nov. 2007  –   Alburg, Vermont, USA   >   Noyan, Quebec, Canada
    22.   Nov. 2007  –   Quebec, Canada   >   Champlain, New York, USA [I-87]  *Yep, that makes 20 US/Canada border crossings
    23.   Dec. 2008  –   Presidio, Texas, USA   >   Ojinaga, Mexico
    24.   June 2009 –   Ciudad Juarez, Mexico   >   El Paso, Texas, USA
    25.   Oct. 2009  –    Santa Teresa, New Mexico, USA   >   Chihuahua State, Mexico
    26.   April 2010 –    Chetumal, Mexico   >   Corozal, Belize
    27.   May 2010  –    Corozal, Belize   >   Chetumal, Mexico
    28.   Oct. 2010   –   Chiapas, Mexico   >   Talisman, Guatemala
    29.   Jan. 2011   –   Melchor, Guatemala   >   Benque Viejo, Belize
    30.   March 2011Benque Viejo, Belize   >   Melchor, Guatemala
    31.   June 2011     Guatemala   >   El Florido, Honduras  [Copan]
    32.   Oct. 2011    –   Ocotepeque, Honduras   >   El Poy, El Salvador
    33.   Dec. 2011   –   El Amatillo, El Salvador   >   Honduras  [Puente La Amistad]
    34.   Dec. 2011   –   Honduras   >   Las Manos, Nicaragua
    35.   Dec. 2011   –   Sapoa, Nicaragua   >   Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica
    36.   Feb. 2012   –   Sixaola, Costa Rica   >   Guabito, Panama
    37.   March 2012Progreso, Panama   >   Paso Canoas, Costa Rica
    38.   April 2012  –   Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica   >   Sapoa, Nicaragua
    39.   July 2012   –   Sapoa, Nicaragua   >   Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica
    40.   Dec. 2012   –   Paso Canoas, Costa Rica   >   Progreso, Panama
    41.   March 2013 – Guabito, Panama   >   Sixaola, Costa Rica
    42.   March 2013 –  Sixaola, Costa Rica   >   Guabito, Panama
    43.   July 2013   –   Container shipping:  Colon, Panama   >   Cartagena, Colombia
    44.   Dec. 2013   –   Ipiales, Colombia   >   Tulcan, Ecuador
    45.   March 2014Tulcan, Ecuador   >   Ipiales, Colombia
    46.   Oct. 2014    –  Ipiales, Colombia   >   Tulcan, Ecuador
    47.   Jan. 2015   –  Tulcan, Ecuador   >   Ipiales, Colombia
    48.   Sept. 2015  –  Ipiales, Colombia   >   Tulcan, Ecuador  *Record 5x same border
    49.   Oct. 2015   –   Las Balsa, Ecuador   >   La Balza, Peru
    50.   Dec. 2015   –   Zarumilla/Tumbes, Peru   >   Haquilles, Ecuador
    51.   March 2016  – Haquilles, Ecuador   >   Zarumilla/Tumbes, Peru
    52.   June 2016  –   Tacna, Peru   >   Arica, Chile
    53.   June 2016  –   Arica, Chile   >   Tacna, Peru
    54.   Sept. 2016  –   Iñapari, Peru   >   Assis Brasil, Brazil  [Amazon]
    55.   Dec. 2016   –   Corumbá, Brazil   >   Puerto Quijarro, Bolivia
    56.   Dec. 2016   –   Yacuíba, Bolivia   >   Salvador Mazza, Salta, Argentina
    57.   March 2017Jujuy, Argentina >   San Pedro de Atacama, Chile  [Jama Pass]
    58.   April 2017   –   Arica, Chile   >   Tacna, Peru
    59.   July 2017   –   Kasani, Peru  >  Copacabana, Bolivia  [Lake Titicaca] 
    60.   Oct. 2017    –   Pisiga, Bolivia  >  Colchane, Chile
    61.   Oct. 2017    –   Arica, Chile  >  Tacna, Peru
    62.   Jan. 2018   –   Desaguadero, Peru  >  Desaguadero, Bolivia
    63.   March 2018 – Copacabana, Bolivia  [Lake Titicaca] > Kasani, Peru 
    64.   June 2018  –   Kasani, Peru  >  Copacabana, Bolivia  [Lake Titicaca] 
    65.   June 2018  –   Copacabana, Bolivia  [Lake Titicaca] > Kasani, Peru
    66.   Dec. 2018   –   Kasani, Peru  >  Copacabana, Bolivia  [Lake Titicaca] 
    67.   Jan. 2019   –   Desaguadero, Bolivia  >  Desaguadero, Peru
    68.   Jan. 2019   –   Desaguadero, Peru  >  Desaguadero, Bolivia
    69.   Feb. 2019   –   Villazon, Bolivia  >  La Quiaca, Jujuy, Argentina
    70.   June 2019  –   Mendoza, Argentina  >  Los Andes, Chile  [Paso Internacional Los Libertadores]
    71.   July 2019   –   Los Andes, Chile  >  Mendoza, Argentina  [Paso Internacional Los Libertadores]
    72.   Sept. 2019  –   Malargüe, Mendoza, Argentina  >  Talca, Chile  [Paso Pehuenche]
    73.   Oct. 2019    –   Talca, Chile  >  Malargüe, Mendoza, Argentina  [Paso Pehuenche]
    74.   Dec. 2019    –   Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina  >  Magellanes, Chile  [Paso Integración Austral]
    75.   Dec. 2019    –   Tierra del Fuego, Chile  >  Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina  [Paso San Sebastián]
    76.   Jan. 2020   –   Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina  >  Tierra del Fuego, Chile  [Paso Río Bellavista]
    77.   Jan. 2020   –   Torres del Paine National Park, Chile  >  Cancha Carrera, Santa Cruz, Argentina  [Paso Rio Don Guillermo]
    78.   Feb. 2020   –   Bajo Caracoles, Argentina  >  Patagonia National Park, Chile  [Paso Roballos]
    79.   March 2020 – Futaleufú, Chile  >  Travelin, Chubut, Argentina  [Paso Río Futaleufú]

—  PANDEMIC: Local borders closed March 19, 2020 – January 4, 2022  —

    1.   Jan. 2022   –   Mendoza, Argentina  >  Los Andes, Chile  [Paso Internacional Los Libertadores]
    2.   April 2022  –   Magallanes, Chile  >  Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina  [Paso Integración Austral]
    3.   May 2022   –   Villa La Angostura, Neuquen, Argentina  >  Entre Rios, Chile  [Paso Cardinal Antonio Samoré]
    4.   June 2022   –   Los Andes, Chile  >  Mendoza, Argentina  [Paso Internacional Los Libertadores]
    5.   July 2022    –   Mendoza, Argentina  >  Los Andes, Chile  [Paso Internacional Los Libertadores]
    6.   Sept. 2022   –   Los Andes, Chile  >  Mendoza, Argentina  [Paso Internacional Los Libertadores]
    7.   Dec. 2022    –   Villa La Angostura, Neuquen, Argentina  >  Entre Rios, Chile  [Paso Cardinal Antonio Samoré]
    8.   Feb. 2023    –   Chile Chico, Chile  >  Los Antiguos, Argentina  [Paso Rio Jeinemeni]
    9.   Feb. 2023    –   Travelin, Chubut, Argentina  >  Futaleufú, Chile  [Paso Río Futaleufú]
    10.   Feb. 2023    –   Futaleufú, Chile  >  Travelin, Chubut, Argentina  [Paso Río Futaleufú]
    11.   March 2023 – Junin de los Andes, Argentina > Pucon, Chile  [Paso Mamuil Malal]
    12.   April 2023   –  Los Andes, Chile  >  Mendoza, Argentina  [Paso Internacional Los Libertadores]
    13.   Dec. 2023    –  Mendoza, Argentina  >  Los Andes, Chile  [Paso Internacional Los Libertadores]
    14.   Dec. 2023    –  La Sirena, Coquimbo, Chile  >  San Jose de Jachal, San Juan Prov., Argentina  [Paso de Agua Negra – 15,682 ft/4,780 m: highest international road border crossing in the world]
    15.   Jan. 2024   –  Catamarca Prov., Argentina  >  Copiapó, Atacama, Chile  [Paso San Francisco – 15,505 ft/4,726 m]
  • Mexico – 6 (1 legit for running a red light cost us 100 pesos; 3 occurred in the Mexico City region, and 2 in Cancun)
  • Ecuador -1
  •  Baja, Mexico
  •  Durango, Mexico
  •  Death Valley National Park
  •  Key Largo, FL
  •  Mexico City
  •  Copan, Honduras
  •  San Jose, Costa Rica
  •  Salento, Colombia (vandalism)
  •  Peru x4 (2 blowouts on Pan-American Highway, Yungay, Nasca)
  •  Salar de Pocitos, Argentina
  •  Sajama, Bolivia
  • Carretera Austral, Chile
  • Licanray, Chile
  • Llanada Grande, Lago tagua Tagua, Chile
  •  US   (Nat’l Parks, Nat’l Monuments & Nat’l Historic Sites):  123
  •  Canada   (National Parks & National Historic Sites):  43
  •  Mexico   (National Parks & Biosphere Reserves):  47
  •  Belize   (National Parks, Monuments & Protected Areas):  10
  •  Guatemala   (National Parks & Biosphere Reserves):  8
  •  Honduras   (National Parks & Biosphere Reserves):  5
  •  El Salvador   (National Parks):  3
  •  Nicaragua   (National Parks & Reserves):  7
  •  Costa Rica   (National Parks): 12
  •  Panama   (National Parks):  5
  •  Colombia   (National Parks):  6
  •  Ecuador   (National Parks & Reserves):  11
  •  Peru   (National Parks & Reserves):  11
  •  Bolivia  (National Parks):  3
  •  Brazil    (National Parks):  4
  •  Argentina   ( National & Provincial Parks & Reserves):  43
  •  Chile   ( National Parks, Reserves & Monuments):  34

Visited so far on our Journey:  119
Lifetime total:  232

  •  US:  19 of 21 (not including Hawaii & Puerto Rico)
  •  Canada:  10 of 20
  •  Mexico:  29 of 35
  •  Belize:  1 of 1
  •  Guatemala:  3 of 3
  •  Honduras:  1 of 2
  •  El Salvador:  1 of 1
  •  Nicaragua:  2 of 2
  •  Costa Rica:  2 of 4
  •  Panama:  5 0f 5
  •  Colombia:  6 of 9
  •  Ecuador:  5 of 5
  •  Peru:  10 of 13
  •  Brazil:  5 of 23
  •  Bolivia:  6 of 7
  •  Argentina:  9 of 11
  •  Chile:  5 of 7

–Annual Maps

Facts & Figures by Country

Days traveled  –  1,154  (38.0 months)
Miles driven  –  85,825  (3.5 times around the earth or 30.9 NYC->LA trips)
States Visited  –  45 ( out of 49 that can be driven to)

NY, NJ, PA, MD, WV, VA, TN, AL, MS, LA, KY, IN, OH, MI, WI, MN, ND, SD, NE, WY, MT, ID. AK, WA, OR, CA, AZ, NM, CO, NV, TX, FL, SC, CT, MA, VT, NH, RI, ME, NC, GA, AR, UT, OK, IL
Missed – DE, IA, KS, MO

Days traveled  –  94  (3.1 months)
Miles driven  –  14,279  (0.6 times around the earth or 3.9 Halifax, NS ->Vancouver, BC trips)
Canadian Provinces & Territories Visited  –  10 out of 12 that can be driven to

Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Missed – Manitoba, Saskatchewan

Days traveled  –  548  (18 months)
Miles driven  –  24,737   (1.0 times around the earth or 10.9 El Paso, TX ->Cancun trips)
Mexican States Visited  –  29   (out of 31 + DF/CDMX/Mexico City)

Aguascalientes, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Estado de Mexico, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatan, Veracruz, Zacatecas, Distrito Federal (Mexico City)
Missed – Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas

Days traveled  –  78   (2.6 months)
Miles driven  –  1,548
   ( 7 NYC -> Boston trips)
That’s impressive considering that driving from the northernmost point to the southernmost point in this tiny country is only 286 miles.

Days traveled  –  140   (4.6 months)
Miles driven  –  3,194
   (14.5 NYC -> Boston trips)

Days traveled  –  89   (2.8 months)
Miles driven  –  1,766  
( 8.0 NYC -> Boston trips)

Days traveled  –  66   (2.1 months)
Miles driven  –  1,555   ( 7.1 NYC -> Boston trips)

Days traveled  –  174   (5.7 months)
Miles driven  –  3,723   ( 16.9 NYC -> Boston trips)

Days traveled:  162   (5.3 months)
Miles driven:  5,122   ( 23.3 NYC -> Boston trips)

Days traveled:  212   (7.0 months)
Miles driven:  5,336   (24.3 NYC -> Boston trips)

Days traveled:  607   (20 months)
Miles driven:  10,318   (3.7 NYC -> LA)

Days traveled:  304   (10.0 months)
Miles driven:  9,119   (3.3 NYC -> LA trips)

Days traveled:  507   (16.7 months)
Miles driven:  16,455   (5.9 NYC -> LA trips)

Days traveled:  248   (8.2 months)
Miles driven:  6,810   (2.5 NYC -> Boston trips)

Days traveled:  97   (3.2 months)
Miles driven:  5,995   (2.2 NYC -> LA trips)

Days traveled:  1,019  (33.5 months) || 655 days under pandemic land border closures
Miles driven:  31,493   (11.3 NYC -> LA trips)

Days traveled:  271   (8.9 months)
Miles driven:  11,612   (4.2 NYC -> LA trips)

Fuel Facts

Total spent on fuel:  US $51,382

Total gallons used:   16,778

Total Spent on Fuel:   $42,054
Gallons Used:  13,488

  • Average Price Per Gallon (diesel):  $3.12
    — $3.54 in US                 — $4.19 in Canada
    — $2.40 in Mexico         — $5.02 in Belize
    — $3.79 in Guatemala   — $4.07 in Honduras
    — $4.09 El Salvador      — $4.40 in Nicaragua
    — $4.64 in Costa Rica   — $3.79 Panama
    — $3.73 in Colombia     — $1.03 in Ecuador
    — $3.08 Peru                  — $2.72 in Bolivia
    — $3.47 in Brazil            — $3.66 Chile
    — $2.82 in Argentina
  • Highest Price Per Gallon in US: $4.75 (7/15/08 – Klamath Falls, OR)
  • Lowest Price Per Gallon in US: $2.05 (12/12/08 – El Paso, TX)
  • Highest Price Per Gallon in Canada: $4.64 (11/3/07 – St John’s, NF)
  • Mexico price ranged from: $1.90 – 2.74
  • Belize prices ranged from: $4.97 – $5.08 
  • Guatemala price ranged from: $3.08 – $4.41
  • Honduras price ranged from: $4.05 – $4.19
  • El Salvador price ranged from: $3.96 – $4.23
  • Nicaragua price ranged from: $4.05 – $4.67
  • Costa Rica price ranged from: $4.27 – $4.85
  • Panama price ranged from: $3.48 – $4.07
  • Colombia price ranged from: $1.82 – $4.79
    (*low price is an anomaly due to black-market gas near Venezuela border)
  • Ecuador price ranged from: $1.02-$1.04
    (*lowest price so far, fuel highly subsidized by the government)
  • Peru price ranged from: $2.27 – $4.13
  • Bolivia price ranged from: $2.05 – $3.94
    (*gov’t subsidized, fixed at $2.05 for citizens, $4.89 for foreigners)
  • Brazil price ranged from: $3.13 – $4.22
  • Chile price ranged from: $2.46 – $5.71
  • Argentina price ranged from: $1.27 – $5.82
    (*highest price so far on our Journey, remote corner of Argentine Puna)

Total Spent on Fuel:   $9,274.15
Gallons Used:   3290.4

  • Average Price Per Gallon (regular gas):  $2.82
    $2.78 in US,    $3.93 in Canada,    $2.27 in Mexico
  • Highest Price Per Gallon in US: $3.69 (9/26/06 – Deadhorse, AK) Note the irony! A large percent of US domestic oil production comes from the surrounding oilfields and the filling station was about 2 miles from the beginning of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
  • Highest Price Per Gallon in Canada: $4.57 (7/20/06 – Ft. Smith, NT)
  • Lowest Price Per Gallon: $2.289 (2/27/07 @ Albuquerque, NM – Flying J)
  • Average MPG: 15.01

29 tons of CO2 offset so far

We are striving to make the Trans-Americas Journey carbon neutral in order to do our part to combat global warming. We will be offseting the total CO2 emissions that our journey inevitably adds to the environment and so far we’ve offset the total CO2 emissions for the first year of the trip–29 tons–by purchasing $216.50 of carbon credits on the Chicago Climate Exchange through Live Neutral.

Cool Animal Sightings

Wolf
Bear (Black, Brown, Grizzly)
Musk Ox
Caribou
Bobcat
Puma
Jaguar
Bison
Elk
Fox (red fox, arctic fox, Grey-Tailed fox, Crab-eating fox, Andean fox, Pampas fox, South American Grey fox,)
Coyote
Beaver

Hoary Marmot (actual name)
North American Pronghorn
Mountain Goat
Sheep (Big Horn sheep, Stone sheep, Dall sheep)
Deer (Sitka Black-Tailed Deer, Muke deer, Red Brocket deer, Huemul)
Moose
Wolverine
Pine Martin
Nutria
Snowshoe Hare
Porcupine
Armadillo
Peccary (White-Lipped peccary, Collared peccary)
Pika
Coati
Monkey (Spider monkey, Howler monkey, Saki monkey, Yellow-handed Titi, Capuchin monkey, Squirrel monkey, Wooly monkey, Panamanian Night monkey, Red Titi, Duski Titi)
Tamarin ( Geoffrey’s, Black-mantled, Golden-mantled)
Pygmy Marmoset
Prehensile-tailed Porcupine
Agouti
Paca
Margay
Jaguarundi
Camelid (Llama, Alpaca, Vicuña, Guanaco)
Anteater (Giant Anteater, Tamandua)
Viscacha
Tapir
Capibara
Mara
Tyra
Snake (Rattlesnake, Tiger Rat snake, Coral snake, Boa Constrictor, Fer-de-lance, Eyelash viper, Hog Nose viper, Mexican Jumping viper, Chunkhead snake)
Iguana (Land iguana, Marine iguana
Spider (Tarantula, Blue Lasso Spider)
Scorpion
Yucatan Banded Geko
Poison Dart Frogs (Strawberry, Blue Jean, Geen & Black)
Frog (Red-Eyed Tree frog, Smokey Jungle frog, Glass frog)
Toad (Boreal toad, Cane toad)
Galapagos Tortoise
Lava Lizard

Eagles (Bald, Golden, Black-and-White hawk-eagle, Ornate hawk-eagle, Black-chested buzzard-eagle)
Hawks (Rough-legged, Harris’s, Black-Collard, White, Great Black, Common Black, Roadside ,Galapagos, Grey, Sharp-shinned, Cooper’s, Northern goshawk, Savannah, Red-shouldered, Red-tailed,Short-tailed, Swainson’s, Harrier)
Falcons (Perigrine, Prarie, Laughing, Orange-breasted, Bat, Barred Forest-falcon, Gyrfalcon, Aplomado, Kestral)
Kites (Snail, Hook-billed)

Osprey
Owls (Snowy, Boreal, Mottled, Pygmy, Tropical Screech, Short-eared, Burrowing, Spectacled)
King Vulture
Condors (California, Andean)
Caracaras (Crested, Yellow-headed, Red-throated)
Lots of Ducks, Swans & Geese
Tinamou
Guan
Curassow (Great, Bare-faced)
Chachalaka
Hoatzin
Southern Screamer
Guineafowl
Quail & Wood-quail
Turkey (Wild, Ocellated)
Pheasant, Grouse & Partridge
Ptarmigan
Grouse
Junglefowl
Sunbittern
Oilbird
Potoos (Northern, Common, Pygmy)
Nightjars & Nighthawks
Hummingbird (dozens including Marvelous Spatuletail, Giant hummingdbird, Hermits)
Cookoos (Common, Guira, Smooth-billed Ani, Groove-billed Ani, Greater Ani, Roadrunner)
Coot
Purple Gallinule
Wood Rail
Limpkin
Sandhill Crane
Loon
Penguins (Galapagos, Magellanic, Gentoo, Chinstrap, Humbolt, Emperor, Rockhopper, King)
Albatross (Wandering, Waved)
Petrel & Storm petrel
Shearwater
Flamingos (American, Chilean, James’s, Andean)
Red-billed Tropicbird
Storks (Wood, Jabiru)
Pelicans (American White, Brown)
Herons (Agami, Cappped, Boat-billed, Great Blue, Little Blue, Green, Bare-throated Tiger, Rufescent Tiger, Cucoi, Striated, Yellow-crowned Night, Lava, Bittern)
Egrets (Great, Snowy, Cattle)
Ibis (White, Scarlet, Buff-necked, Green)
Roseatte Spoonbill
Frigatebirds (Great, Magnificent)
Boobies (Blue-footed, Red-footed, Brown, Nazca)
Cormorant (Neotropic, Flightless, Magellanic, Black-tailed, Imperial)
Anhinga
American Oystercatcher
Jacana (Northern, Wattled)
Puffin
Trogans (Black-throated, Slaty-tailed, Violacious, Blue-crowned, Mountain)
Quetzals (Resplendant, Povonine)
Cock-of-the-Rock
Motmots (Blue-capped, Turquoise-browed ,Tody, Broad-billed)
Kingfishers (Ringed, Belted, Pygmy, Amazon, Green)
Puffbird & Ninbird
Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Woodpeckers & Flickers
Toucans (Keel Billed, Chestnut Mandible, White-throated, Toco, Mountain-toucan, Emerald Toucanet, Crimson-rumped Toucanet)
Aracari (Collared, Many-banded, Ivory-billed)
Toucan Barbet
Parrots (Mealy, Red-lored, Green, Blue-headed, Golden Crown, Yellow Cheeked, Scaly-headed,…)
Parakeets (Olive-Throated, Dusky, Scarlet-Shouldered Parrotlet,…)
Macaws (Scarlet, Blue & Yellow, Red-Bellied, Hyacinth, Military, Red & Green, Chestnut-fronted)
Manakins (Green, Wire-tailed, Helmeted)
Cotingas
Long-wattled Umbrella bird
Flycatchers , Tyrant, Kingbirds & Kiskadees
Antbirds, Antwrens & Antshrikes
Antipittas
Woodcreepers
Vireos
Jays (Yucatan, Green, Purplish, Blue, Steller’s)
Crows & Ravens
Darwin Finches
Galapagos Mockingbird
Meadowlark
Cacique
Oropendola (Montezema,Chestnut-headed)
Grackle
Orioles
Cowbird
Black Catbird
Euphonias
Tanagers (Black-fronted, Flame-colored, Silver-throated, Blue-grey, Paradise, Moss-backed, Scarlet…)
Saltators
Red-Legged Honeycreeper
Cardinal
Bats (tent, White-striped, Probiscous, Mexican Long-nosed, vampire)

Rhea (Lesser & Greater, even though it can’t fly)

Butterflies (Monarch Butterfly migration in Mexico, Blue Morpho…)

Sharks (Scalloped Hammerhead, Tiger, Nurse, Bull, Galapagos, Whitetip, Blacktip)
Whale Shark
Whales (Humpback, Beluga, Grey, Southern Right Whale )
Orca
Dolphin (Bottlenose, Spinner, Tropical Spotted, Harbour Porpoise, Dall’s Porpoise, Amazon River Dolphin, Tonino, Austral, Chilean)
Sea Lion (Stellar, California, Southern)
Seal (Harbor, Fur, Elephant, Leopard, Crabeater)
Otter (Sea, Giant River)
Manatee
Turtles (Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, Loggerhead, Green)

Alligator, Crocodile & Caiman
Rays (Spotted Eagle, Manta, Mobula, Southern Stingray  Electric Ray, Spotted Marble)
Octopus
Squid
Frog Fish
Guitar Fish
Sun Fish (Mola-mola)
Paiche or Pirarucu (Lung Fish)

Random Observations

Red barns with silo – 293

Mini golf courses – 227 (27 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina alone)

Drive-in movie theaters open for business – 28

Taxidermy shops – 94

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