Published On: Fri, Nov 9th, 2018

BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THANKSGIVING FOR THE BEAUTY OF BIRDS  

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November in the USA celebrates a holiday to give thanks. Nature gives us every day to celebrate its wonders. Here are a few examples of the beauty of birds, whether in the Yucatan or Costa Rica or similar species in both.

Plus enjoy this 2015 column which expresses thanks to birds for their efforts in our lives.

https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2015/11/backyard-birding-in-merida-yucatan-and-beyond-thanks-givings/

 

LISTED SPECIES :

*Gartered Trogon, Trogon caligatus, Coa Violacea Nortena (Spanish), Ku’ux (Mayan)

**Blue-crowned Motmot now Lesson’s Motmot, Momotus lessonii, Momoto Corona Negra o Tooj de Monte (Spanish), Jut jut (Mayan)

**Lesser Violetear in Costa Rica, Colibri cyanotus , but Mexican Violetear in Yucatan Colibri thalassinus. These species used to be considered as one species named Green Violet-ear

*Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea, Garza Nocturna Corona Clara (Spanish)

Lesson’s Motmot

Green Honeycreeper female threat

Lesser Violetear

Bay-headed Tanager

Flame-colored Tanager, Piranga bidentata

Golden-hooded Tanager male

Green Honeycreeper Male

Blue-gray Tanager

Red-headed Barbet male

Speckled Tanagers

Violet Sabrewing wing stretch

White-crested Coquette, Lophornis adorabilis

* In Yucatan and/or similar species in Costa Rica

** Common name or species name change

 

DISCLAIMER: References do not agree on details about these species:

Sal a Pajarear Yucatan, Birds & Reserves of the Yucatan Peninsula, A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America, A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/home

 

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” photographer and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her monthly column features anecdotes about birding and other wildlife in Merida, Yucatan and beyond.

Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com

All rights reserved, ©Cherie Pittillo



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