The plain chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large bird in the family Cracidae. It breeds in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southernmost Texas, United States to northernmost Costa Rica.

In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua and as a separate population in Costa Rica, where its range is separated by a short distance, as a disjunct population.
Plain Chachalaca
Date Location Count
2021-07-12 06:01Sapelo Island1
2021-07-04 07:49Reserva Estatal Laguna Manatí1
2021-07-17 06:48Malecon Tajamar8
2021-07-17 08:51Reserva Ecológica Municipal Ombligo Verde1
2021-07-24 06:38Parque Colegio St. John's9
2021-07-14 16:41Campo de Golf Moon Palace2
2021-06-25 14:23Hotel Haven Riviera Cancún4
2021-07-14 06:48Puerto Morelos--Parque Punta Corcho7
2021-07-15 06:28Reserva Toh1
2021-07-20 06:40Reserva Toh
2021-06-30 06:52Mayan Palace Riviera Maya7
2021-07-04 15:16Complejo Turístico Iberostar Paraíso8
2021-06-27 06:30Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
2021-06-29 19:43The Royal Haciendas Resort2
2021-07-23 07:20Ruinas de Xaman Ha1
2021-07-19 06:30Cenote Kikil3
2021-07-16 14:10Parque Xcaret1
2021-07-04 16:15X-can (pueblo)3
2021-07-10 07:05Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort4
2021-07-11 06:23Camino Akumal a Uxuxubi al Natural2
2021-06-30 10:00Cenote Aktun Chen3
2021-07-01 12:40Zona Arqueológica Cobá4
2021-06-28 08:00Zona Arqueológica Xcambó2
2021-07-13 10:09Komchen de Los Pajaros2
2021-06-29 08:24Zona Arqueológica Chichén Itzá2
2021-07-02 07:03Camino a Tzucmuc2
2021-06-30 11:20Reserva Ecológica El Corchito--Pantanos y Marismas6
2021-07-23 08:27Carretera Sierra Papacal-Chuburná2
2021-06-28 06:55Camino Vigia Chico8
2021-07-04 12:20Sendero Noreste de Justicia Social1
2021-07-04 07:21Entrada Camino a Tobxila1
2021-06-28 07:00Welder Wildlife Foundation--Hackberry Mott (restricted access)1
2021-07-23 16:31Laguna Bacalar1
2021-06-27 07:51Camino al Estero de Chac
2021-07-19 08:28Patchakan3
2021-06-28 07:47Camino a The Explorean Kohunlich1
2021-07-03 08:30Laguna Atascosa NWR (LTC 024)1
2021-07-10 09:03Laguna Atascosa NWR--Lakeside Drive1
2021-07-02 07:35Laguna Atascosa NWR--Buena Vista Blvd. (within refuge)1
2021-07-10 09:37Buena Vista Blvd.--b/w Laguna Atascosa NWR & Old Port Rd/CR3501
2021-07-04 06:15Las Palomas WMA--Arroyo Colorado Unit (restricted access)11
2021-07-12 14:50Sabal Palm Sanctuary (LTC 042)3
2021-07-15 09:51Fisheries Field Station (LTC 044)1
2021-07-04 19:45Hugh Ramsey Park (Harlingen Arroyo Colorado) WBC (LTC 026)1
2021-06-30 08:37Resaca de la Palma SP WBC (Brownsville) (LTC 048)13
2021-07-06 05:53Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary--causeway2
2021-07-24 06:32Crooked Tree Village2
2021-07-09 05:21Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary--Bird's Eye View Lodge1
2021-06-28 06:22Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary3
2021-07-11 05:43Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary--west causeway4
2021-07-08 05:32Dawson Creek & Lamanai savanna2
2021-07-07 09:20Lamanai Maya site3
2021-07-18 15:43Lamanai Outpost Lodge & Indian Church3
2021-06-26 05:49Hill Bank Field Station4
2021-07-24 08:21Estero Llano Grande SP WBC (LTC 054)9
2021-07-22 12:28Frontera Audubon Center (LTC 058)2
2021-07-05 07:28George Price Hwy--Mile 24, new garbage dump road4
2021-07-04 11:19Reserva de la Biosfera Calakmul--Zona Arqueológica de Calakmul1
2021-07-03 06:33Yalbac Lagoon Bank2
2021-07-24 06:11Tropical Education Center & Belize Zoo Jungle Lodge2
2021-07-20 11:23Belize Zoo4
2021-07-09 06:08La Democracia3
2021-06-30 08:00Santa Ana NWR--Entry and Parking lot3
2021-07-19 08:47Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059)4
2021-07-09 06:08Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary--campus3
2021-07-06 06:10Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary8
2021-07-23 08:15Quinta Mazatlan WBC (LTC 063)1
2021-07-13 17:11McAllen Nature Center (LTC 065)2
2021-07-20 08:23National Butterfly Center--General & area North of Levee1
2021-07-03 07:57Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP WBC (Mission) (LTC 069)4
2021-07-18 06:58River Wildlife Sanctuary16
2021-06-29 09:11Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge2
2021-07-16 14:22Mayflower Bocawina NP1
2021-07-01 06:03Pook's Hill Lodge1
2021-07-03 17:56Jaguar Reef Lodge1
2021-06-26 05:23Mountain Pine Ridge--Hidden Valley1
2021-07-04 15:05Mai Farm5
2021-07-13 06:09Mountain Pine Ridge--Blancaneaux Lodge5
2021-07-02 18:04Cockscomb Basin W.S.--Visitor Centre3
2021-06-28 16:51Laredo- Las Palmas Trail & Zacate Creek3
2021-07-20 08:00Black Rock Lodge2
2021-07-03 06:15Placencia--Turtle Inn1
2021-07-01 07:32Chiquibul Forest Reserve--Las Cuevas Research Station2
2021-07-24 05:47Toledo Agro Products--admin compound5
2021-07-03 08:24PN Pico Bonito--Lodge at Pico Bonito1
2021-07-18 16:42BFREE-Bladen Reserve--entrance road at Southern Hwy1
2021-07-02 08:07PN Laguna del Tigre--Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas4
2021-06-27 16:35Hotel Villa Maya (Laguna Petenchel)6
2021-07-02 15:35Tayasal2
2021-07-10 15:24Playa del Pueblo3
2021-07-16 13:56Actún Kan12
2021-06-27 06:24Nim Li Punit Maya site3
2021-06-27 05:33Santa Ana--sendero de la sabana12
2021-07-18 07:00TIDE Private Protected Lands-- Ranger Station2
2021-06-26 06:00Wilson Landing4
2021-07-15 10:38Finca San Francisco1
2021-07-13 15:29Parque Arqueológico Cuevas de Talgua1
2021-07-19 14:21The Farm Inn3
2021-07-21 07:00Indian Ville Extension, Reymundo Home1
2021-06-28 06:42Playa Miramar3
2021-07-05 09:00PN Cuyamel--Humedales y Barra de Río Motagua1
2021-07-10 11:14Finca Villa Julia (Acceso Restringido)1
2021-07-13 09:50Amatique Bay Resort & Marina3
2021-07-09 08:06Reserva Protectora de Manantiales Cerro San Gil--sendero Las Escobas1
2021-06-27 07:39Aeropuerto Internacional Palenque6
2021-07-01 09:39Laguna de las Ilusiones (acceso restringido)1
2021-07-04 07:00Finca La Trinidad (acceso Restringido)
2021-07-15 07:04Río Salinas--General Zuazua2
2021-07-24 07:03Bosque Zuazua--Ruta Puerta de Hierro2
2021-07-22 06:31Area de Protección de Flora y Fauna Nahá2
2021-07-04 16:51Finca Don Chema2
2021-06-27 06:33Humedales de Zuazua2
2021-07-08 17:39Reserva Natural Privada Luna del Puente5
2021-07-18 09:33PN Azul Meámbar--PANACAM Lodge2
2021-07-03 10:42Parque Ecológico Paseo Río La Silla1
2021-07-18 08:30Río La Silla--Ruta El Realito4
2021-07-18 15:48Río La Silla--Cortijo del Río2
2021-06-26 08:00Carretera PN La Estanzuela2
2021-07-01 17:00Parque Sierra Alta2
2021-06-30 07:53Canto de La Selva Luxury Lodge2
2021-07-16 08:01Parque Rufino Tamayo1
2021-06-29 08:25Parque Fuentes del Valle3
2021-07-11 07:22Finca Las Palmas1
2021-07-08 17:08Llera de Canales (pueblo)1
2021-07-22 07:35Finca Las Nubes (acceso restringido)18
2021-07-19 17:51RNP Chajbaoc1
2021-07-11 07:11El Cimarrón2
2021-07-17 07:33Cobán--Parque San Marcos 5
2021-06-27 15:00Paraiso Verde Lodge14
2021-07-12 09:31SFF Setonq (acceso restringido)8
2021-07-23 16:54SFF Setonq--Los Vencejos (acceso restringido)2
2021-07-12 09:15Finca Rubel Chaim (acceso restringido)4
2021-07-09 07:58Reserva de la Biosfera El Cielo--Camino a Alta Cima5
2021-07-18 06:09Hotel Posada El Guardabarranco2
2021-07-04 09:23Arroyo de Caballos1
2021-07-15 07:30PN Cañón del Sumidero24
2021-06-27 06:35Camino del Ejido Juárez (desvío km 21 +600 carretera Tuxtla-Chicoasén)2
2021-07-11 06:20PN Cañón del Sumidero--Mirador El Roblar4
2021-07-11 09:20PN Cañón del Sumidero--Mirador La Ceiba a Sendero Momotus (km 7-12)1
2021-07-10 06:40Embarcadero y Unidad Deportiva Chiapa de Corzo1
2021-07-24 10:05Parques Joyyo Mayu y Caña Hueca1
2021-07-19 08:49Cerro Mactumatzá1
2021-07-02 16:37Rancho El Aguacil (acceso restringido)2
2021-07-18 06:45Camino a Ejido Armando Zebadua1
2021-07-04 07:54Laguna Mandinga Chica
2021-07-03 07:01Laguna Mandinga Grande
2021-07-18 09:13Río Atliyac--Paso De Ovejas5
2021-07-10 12:15PN Montecristo1
2021-07-11 07:30Laguna del Castillo2
2021-06-26 07:08Rancho La Tima1
2021-07-22 08:00Chavarrillo (pueblo)8
2021-07-18 08:45Cerro de Tepeapulco4
2021-07-18 08:02Parque Ecológico Cerro de Macuiltépetl5
2021-07-23 07:10Parque Ecológico El Haya
2021-07-11 06:26Laguna del Bosque2
2021-07-18 08:26San Rafael Piña (pueblo)5
2021-06-27 10:00Casa Verde Hotel2
2021-07-12 07:44Santa Maria Jacatepec--Sumichrast's Wren Area6
2021-07-15 08:27Parque Nacional Volcan Masaya2
2021-07-22 09:03Reserva Natural Chocoyero El Brujo1
2021-07-03 06:47Bijagua--Tapir Valley (restricted access)2
2021-07-06 06:23Hacienda Guachipelin3
2021-07-16 07:43Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Iguanita4
2021-06-26 14:30Punta Islita--The Ara Project1
2021-07-19 12:53Cabuya Birdwatching4