More Birds Seen in Mexico

Turquoise-Browed Motmot
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 I saw on that trip. Last summer, we went back to the Yucatan again and saw a few more that were really cool.

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Birds Seen in Mexico

Great Kiskadee
Great Kiskadee

Today, as we watch the snow melt after a freak early spring snowstorm here in Maryland, I am thinking back to our visit to the Yucatan last November, where the skies were sunny, the ocean was so very blue, the temperatures were perfect and the people were friendly and kind. Our trip revolved around family and wasn’t meant to be a birding expedition, but we still saw some cool birds while we were there and I got pictures of some of them. I think of it as “birding around the edges.” Here are some of the birds we saw on our adventure.

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Not Assuming You Know Birds

Mallard Pair (Buddy Attick Lake)
Mallard Pair at Buddy Attick Lake (Nancie Waterman)

If pressed, I would say that I am an intermediate birder. I can successfully identify the common birds, as well as most of the regular migrants and less common birds, that might wander through my area. I’ve also seen some less common and rare birds, around here and in other places, that I would recognize again. Basically, when it comes to identifying birds, I know enough to be dangerous, not in a lethal kind of way, but in that way of assuming I know something that can lead me wrong. Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. And that is where you make mistakes . . .

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