Bombay Hook Fall Birding Trip

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Birds: Fall American Avocets at Bombay Hook (Photo: Nancie Waterman)
Fall American Avocets at Bombay Hook

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful birding spot. Visiting the refuge for the first time was a great experience. The water in the pools was low, probably due to our recent drought, so this mid-October day was a time of shorebirds. Most of the winter ducks and the geese had not yet arrived.

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More Birds of Mexico

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Turquoise-Browed Motmot seen in Tulum Mexico
Turquoise-Browed Motmot

A year and a half ago, we visited Mexico in late November for the first time. I already posted about the birds we saw on that trip. But last summer, we went back to the Yucatan and saw a few more really cool birds. This group includes birds we saw in three places in the Yucatan: Merida, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum.

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Birds Seen in Mexico

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Great Kiskadee seen in Tulum Mexico
Great Kiskadee

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.)

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