Birds Seen in Mexico

Great Kiskadee seen in Tulum Mexico
Great Kiskadee

Visiting Mexico, you can see wonderfully interesting birds. So how do you identify birds common to parts of the Yucatan, like Cancun, Tulum, Progresso or Merida? I’ve got some pictures to help. Read on!

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A Pine Warbler Visit

Pine Warbler on Hanging Platform Feeder
Pine Warbler on Hanging Platform Feeder

Most days I see the same birds at my feeders. It varies by season, time of day and weather, but I generally see the same species, usually in about the same numbers. But just when you think you won’t see anything new, a different bird comes along that you haven’t seen before. Today’s special visitor was a single Pine Warbler. It took me an hour of watching him flit around, coming, leaving and coming back again, before I decided on Pine Warbler. Because this was a new bird for me, I took several steps to be sure I had the ID right.

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Great Backyard Bird Count

American Goldfinches at Heated Birdbath
American Goldfinches at Heated Birdbath

Today I’m counting birds. Well, every day I count birds at some point as part of my bird watching. But today is right in the middle of the Great Backyard Bird Count:

“Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Now, more than 100,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.”

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