White-fronted Parrot

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 [...]

Eastern Oaxaca and Coastal Chiapas

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21 September – 26 September 2013 Due to the tropical storms that dumped tons of rain in Oaxaca we had to take the long way around, heading to Tehuantepec before heading back down along the coast to get up into the Sierra Madre del Sur to try for a few of Oaxaca’s harder endemics. We headed up Hwy 175 from Puerto Angel and encountered hundreds [...]

Los Tuxtlas and the Tuxtla Quail-Dove chase


2 – 3 September 2013  After the Bearded Wood-Partridge chase we were headed for yet another chase of a secretive endemic bird of montane forests. We arrived in Ruiz Cortines late in the afternoon, not really knowing what to expect and we needed to find a place to camp for the night. We stopped at the first little store on the way into town and [...]