Their main suggestion was to bird along Ruta de Cenotes which is a road that leads out of Puerto Morelos. Having never driven around the Yucatan, I wasn't really sure where I was going but decided to give it a try anyway and I'm so glad that I did! There were a wide variety of birds that were active along the road including several that I was really hoping to see. My favorites were Orange Oriole and Yellow-lored (Yucatan) Parrot.
|The welcome sign at the botanical garden.|
|After briefly glancing at us, the Spider Monkeys went back to feeding and mostly ignoring us.|
|We saw several monkeys fly between the trees and Steph was able to capture this awesome image!|
|It was really interesting to watch the Spider Monkeys forage for food in the trees.|
|This was the only bird photo that I took all day but at least it was of one of the endemic Yucatan species.|
We came across a huge flock of Yucatan Jays while at the gardens. They liked to stay very hidden in the brush.