BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – TUXEDOS AND PINK BOOTS: BLACK-NECKED STILT

Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus, Monjita Americana (Spanish), Ook che’e (Mayan) Black-necked Stilt silouhette calling loudly  Sporting a black and white tuxedo with thigh high pink boots (in a bird that’s knee high), the male Black-necked Stilt stuns as a thin legged, thin billed, thin shorebird. In fact many sources state this species More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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428 Americans are on board a cruise ship under quarantine in Japan

Hundreds of Americans quarantined on cruise ships with coronavirus on board. Hundreds of Americans are among the more than 5,300 people who are under a mandatory quarantine on two cruise ships off Hong Kong More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Day of the Innocents – Joke’s on you!

December 28th commemorates the day Herod sent out his troops to slaughter all male children under two years old in hopes of catching and killing the newborn King the Magi told him had been born in Bethlehem. More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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The Flower of Christmas Eve

The Aztecs used the poinsettia (what they called Cuetlaxochitl)  to produce reddish purple dye and as medicine to reduce fevers.  Their origins were from a tribe called Chontales that More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Evo Morales leaves Mexico and arrives in Argentina to seek asylum

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Bolivia’s exiled ex-president Evo Morales arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday Dec. 12, where he is to seek political asylum, Argentina’s Foreign Minister Felipe Sola announced. Morales More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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These Mexican ants are capable of producing honey

In Mexico there is a species of ant that is capable of producing and collecting honey. Are you familiar with it? The Mexican ants that are capable of producing and collecting “honey” are of the species More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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Judge blocks Trump’s favorite construction company from building private border wall

A federal judge in McAllen, Texas, has temporarily blocked a plan for a construction firm favored by President Trump to build a privately-funded segment of border wall along the banks of the Rio Grande River. The More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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Mexicans fleeing violence form new encampment on border

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — An exodus of migrants fleeing drug cartel violence and corruption in Mexico has mired hundreds of immigrants in ramshackle tent camps across the border from El Paso and brought new More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Alison and Kim

Had a private tour of the cemetery the other day with an interesting, articulate senior that mentioned early on she outlived a child but I didn’t press the issue.  On this tour, in particular, folks tend to More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THANKS GIVINGS FOR NATURE’S GIFTS IN THE YUCATAN AND PANAMA, PART 2 of 2

Enjoy nature’s gifts of birds and other wildlife in Panama with some species or their cousins that occur in the Yucatan. Mantled Howler By the way, many times on birding trips in the Yucatan, I heard the More...