Are you planning a trip to Mexico (or are already there)? Do you want to identify birds you see? If you have a smartphone, I can suggest four birding apps to help ID Birds in Mexico. One you need to purchase, another is a low cost monthly subscription and two are free.
Today, as we watch the snow melt after a freak early spring snowstorm here in Maryland, I think back to our visit to the Yucatan last November. Skies were sunny, the ocean was so very blue, temperatures were perfect and people were friendly and kind. Our trip revolved around family and wasn’t a birding expedition, but we still saw some cool birds in Mexico. I think of it as “birding around the edges.” Here are some of the birds we saw on our adventure in the Yucatan.
Note: On this trip, we saw birds in Cancun, Tulum, Progresso and Merida in the Yucatan. (We returned to the Yucatan the following summer and saw More Birds of Mexico.)
If you enjoy watching birds and have a smart phone, there are wonderful apps that will enrich your birding. They can help you figure out where to find interesting birds in the area. Or they can be a field guide in your pocket so you can figure out what that bird is in front of you. Even if you just want to keep a log of birds you’ve seen, there are apps to make it easy. The wealth of birding resources that you can fit in your pocket is amazing. These are my four favorite birding apps that I use every week.