William J. Schaldach, Jr.
1924 - 2005

"Dean of Mexican Ornithology"
(I have no idea who stuck him with this moniker)

I met Willy in 2001 and he was very kind to me,
imparting his fascinating lore of Los Tuxtlas.

He was totally impoverished, became seriously and died in 2005.

I know how hard he tried to finish his Checklist, and I take the liberty
of publishing it here as a tribute to his mind, and as thanks for his caring.

Unfortunately the checklist still lacks a final edit. (see


Partially Annotated and Taxonomic Checklist of The Birds of The State of Veracruz, Mexico
by W. J. Schaldach, Jr., Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico, 1998 - 2003
(Menu on right)

Lista de comprobación parcialmente anotada y taxonómica de las aves del Estado de Veracruz, México
Veracruz, Mexico