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Sun, 22 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [101]

OURS WAS THE FIRST CAR OFF THE Naviera Ferry to Cozumel last night—fitting since we arrived at the port 3½ hours before sailing. Our “business” on the mainland was finished and there was no 1:00PM sailing on Sunday, only the ... Read more >

John Versus the REAL Birders

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [119]

THE NEARER WE—AND HURRICANE GRACE—got to Merida, the nastier the weather became. It was touch-and-go for a while with heavy rain and tree branches strewn across the road but they were waiting for us at Hotel Meson de Luna. The elevator was ... Read more >

Our Date With Grace

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [111]

WE HAVE PRETTY MUCH ABANDONED ERIC’S well-planned itinerary, partly due to a hurricane named Grace but mostly because we are ahead of schedule, bird-wise. After Eric’s audible yesterday we headed out towards Ixpujil in the Mexican state of ... Read more >

Photos: Mexico: Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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A Change of Plans

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [91]

THIS MORNING CALLED FOR AN EARLY START birding in deciduous forests of Sumidero Canyon in the mountains above San Cristobal. Eric had earmarked the entire morning to finding our target birds—potentially some of the hardest sightings of the trip—... Read more >

You Can Call Me Owl

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [106]

THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE AT TENAM PUENTE is only twenty minutes from City Express Hotel and sunrise isn’t until 7:30 so we were able to sleep in and enjoy the included breakfast. Eric usually finds Slender Sheartail Hummingbirds and Belted Flycatchers ... Read more >

Pretty in Pink

Sun, 15 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [89]

WE WORKED UP AN APPETITE SATURDAY with a successful morning of birding above Union Juarez that netted us Black-creasted Coquette, Blue-throated Motmot, Green-throated Mountain Gem, Grey-collared Becard, Mexican Yellow Grosbeak and White-winged Tanager.... Read more >

The Birds and People of Volcan Tocana

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [131]

THE DAYS BEGIN TO RUN TOGETHER—a different hotel every night, up before dawn, load bags into the SUV, stop for coffee, head out for some morning birding and drive to the next destination. Sometimes we stop for more birding or maybe a quick lunch.... Read more >

Blowin' In The Wind

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [97]

CHICAGO MAY BE THE “WINDY CITY” but it can’t hold a candle to the Isthmus of Oaxaca and its hundreds—if not thousands—of wind-turbines furiously spinning among the thorn scrub. The wind didn’t seem to bother the birds, ... Read more >

Photos: Mexico: Chiapas

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Paraiso Jaguar Reserve—Nava's Wren

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [75]

WE HAD SOME “MOPPING UP” BIRDING-WISE to accomplish Monday morning before we had to get out of Dodge, aka Huatulco. It took a while due to my fogged up lens but we soon saw and photographed Doubleday’s Hummingbird and settled for the ... Read more >

The Bum's Rush

Sun, 8 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [79]

SHADES OF OUR LAST DAYS IN NEW ZEALAND, Huatulco officials announced today that the beaches, restaurants and hotels would be forced to close on Monday due to Covid. Already Eric’s September group canceled and we can only hope that this trend doesn’... Read more >

Lunch With Don Alfredo

Sat, 7 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [86]

IT WAS CHILLY FRIDAY MORNING as we birded around the grounds of Puesta del Sol but we managed good looks at Rivoli’s Hummingbird, a Brown-backed Solitaire and a Hooded Yellowthroat before saddling up and heading downhill towards the Pacific. ... Read more >

The Enchanted Rabbit

Thu, 5 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [87]

HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT TRANSITIONED to steady rain on Wednesday morning and we didn’t go out until 7:30. Two full hours and several stops towards the Continental Divide netted only an Emerald-chinned Hummingbird, Black-faced Grosbeak and ... Read more >

A Bird In The Hand . . .

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [104]

WE HAD THE LUXURY OF BREAKFAST at the hotel today—we’re staying local and it doesn’t get light until after seven. After heaping plates of mango, papaya, banana, cantaloupe and pineapple—more fruit than I usually eat in a week—... Read more >

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