Saturday, August 14, 2010

Birding in Mexico

Well, I made it back from Mexico with nothing more than a stomach bug, in my opinion that is definitely a positive. Believe it or not, no matter what the news wants us to think of Mexico, not every person down there is out to get americans.

Some of the Highlights:

Watching Thick-billed Parrots and Eared Quetzals in the same tree, out in the open.

Seeing the mountains along the Durango Highway.

Watching Tufted Jays-one of the coolest birds of Mexico.

Seeing my first woodcreeper-a White-striped.

Seeing my first motmot-a Russet-crowned.

Camping along a road and realizing at about 2 am that there was a logging road right next to it-The trucks are really loud and sounded like they were going to run over our tents.

Seeing my first macaw-a Military.

Tufted Jay-One of the most beautiful birds in Mexico.

Thick-billed Parrot-an endemic parrot of northeast Mexico.

Russet-crowned Motmot-look at that tail!

Red-headed Tanager-One of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen.

Red-breasted Chat

Eared Quetzal out in the open. They were unbelievably cooperative.

A view from the Durango Highway.

A very cooperative Berryline Hummingbird.


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THOMAS said...

I like this fotos!