Red-lored Parrot

The Caribbean Coast – Manzanillo and Hitoy Cerere 


May 13-18, 2014 After a lot of rain, no showers, and a lot of early mornings, we were long overdue for some beach time, relaxation, and unfortunately some waterproofing work on the truck. We headed for Cahuita, south of Limon, and a fantastic little waterfront campground with cabins called Camping Maria (just north of Cahuita in Playa Negra, [...]

Birding the Lacandona – Palenque, Yaxchilan, Bonampak and more!


21 October – 28 October 2013 We spent a great weekend with a large group of friends who were in San Cristobal for the XII Congreso para el Estudio y Conservacion de las Aves en Mexico (CECAM). Participants at the CECAM conference shared current research and discussed avian conservation in Mexico. Unfortunately our Spanish classes prevented our [...]

El Naranjo – the land of mud and turquoise waters

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21 – 24 August 2013 We headed to El Naranjo in San Luis Potosi in search of a couple of species that reach their southern distribution around El Naranjo – birds like Tamualipus Pygmy-Owl, Crimson-collared Grosbeak, Tawny-collared Nightjar, and Long-billed Thrasher.  Eastern Mexico also hosts many new species that we have yet to encounter on [...]