BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PHOTO ESSAY: PRETTY IN PINK, ROSEATE SPOONBILL

Pink fades

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), Espátula Rosada (Spanish) Two notes: 1.Uncommon in birds, the stunning pink colors of the Roseate Spoonbill are derived from its diet especially with red carotenoid pigments in algae found in crustaceans and other shellfish. Plus the spoonbill can also make its own red pigments by chemically changing yellow pigments More...

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-Aerial View of Estrella Del Mar Golf Casa Club in Mazatlan Mexico
By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, April 15th, 2018
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AMPI anticipates multi-billion dollar growth in 2018

The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) says they anticipate multi-billion dollar growth for the country during 2018. The association reports that the industry is anticipating investments of More...

Invest in San Miguel de Allende, invest in a dream. (Photo: arquitecturastu.com)
By sanmigueltimes On Friday, April 6th, 2018
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Invest in your dream home in San Miguel de Allende

There are many reasons that retirees and visitors choose to buy real estate in San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato, Mexico. The price of land and the beauty and quality of homes are on the top of the list. “While More...

Mask Museum of San Miguel de Allende. (Photo: TripAdvisor)
By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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Mask Museum of San Miguel de Allende

“Owner/curator Bill LeVasseur has spent more than 25 years acquiring an extraordinary collection of over 500 Mexican ceremonial masks. Through his visits to often remote indigenous communities and his observation More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, March 10th, 2018
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Weekend in the Country

As folks living in San Miguel we tend to assume San Miguel is the epicenter of the fiestas and fireworks.  Often we don’t realize the countryside offers similar alternatives to the same saints and Virgins in More...

City of Mérida (Image: Google.com)
By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, March 10th, 2018
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How Living Abroad Made Me a Better Person

Chuck Bolotin, of Best Places in the World to Retire, provides a perspective of how moving to Mexico can make you a better person. City of Mérida (Image: Google.com) When in my early twenties, after crossing the More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Friday, March 9th, 2018
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So Many Peters in San Miguel

Just beyond La Comer, alongside the lake, lies the indigenous community of Don Diego home of the largest new construction church project in San Miguel de Allende.  The church features several bovada ceilings and More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Privacy, security and value in Atascadero SMA

This value-priced fixer-upper home in Residencial Las Fuentes, located above San Miguel de Allende in the quiet neighborhood of Atascadero is highly attractive due to its privacy and security and has been priced More...

Female Purple Martin in flight
By sanmigueltimes On Monday, March 5th, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-CONDO LIVING: PURPLE MARTIN

Purple Martin Progne subis, Golondrina azul negra (Spanish), Kusam (Mayan) Purple Martin male stretches After the female Purple Martin perched on the multi-room birdhouse edge, she looked into the first ‘floor’ More...

6. Hyacinth Macaw
By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-LOVE BIRDS: HYACINTH MACAW

HYACINTH MACAW Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, Guacamaya azul or Guacamaya jacinto (Spanish) In honor of Valentine’s month, interpret this photo sequence of a monogamous Hyacinth Macaw pair in Brazil as you wish. More...