BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN, AND BEYOND-OWL BE SEEING YOU: BURROWING OWL

BURROWING OWL, Athene cunicularia, “Tecolote Llanero” (Spanish) Time for some light heartedness and whimsy! I chose the expressive Burrowing Owl, a tiny ten-inch wonder that digs and lives in sandy burrows. Locals in the peninsula may think it is the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, but it isn’t. With less than five reports of More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 28th, 2022
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Meet Rosalía Tovar, the Guanajuato school teacher who had to leave Ukraine after ten years

A teacher from Guanajuato is “trapped in the war and without money” in Ukraine The Secretariat for Migrants and International Liaison of Guanajuato pointed out that seven Guanajuato residents are More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, February 26th, 2022
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Putin warns that relations with the West are about to reach a “point of no return”

With Russian President Vladimir Putin the latest target of sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine, diplomatic appeals came second Saturday to imposing financial and military pain on Moscow as global condemnation More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, February 25th, 2022
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Juan Ramón de la Fuente calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine, from the UN Security Council

The ambassador pointed out that Russia is invading a sovereign country like Ukraine, which represents a clear violation of the UN Charter and all international agreements. (MEXICO – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT).- More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
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Ukraine declares emergency

The Ukrainian government has asked all its citizens living in Russia – roughly 30 lakh of them — to leave immediately. Ukraine is also calling up all its military reservists, aged 18 to 60, and More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 21st, 2022
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The Dominican Republic starts to build a “wall” on the border with Haiti

The Dominican government on Sunday began building a wall that will cover almost half of the 392-kilometer (244 miles) border with Haiti, its only land neighbor, to stop irregular migration and the smuggling of More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, February 20th, 2022
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NYC man punches 4-year-old and is taken down by Latino mom

A mother took down a man who allegedly punched her 4-year-old son in the head in Times Square.Rafaela Rivera and her two children were approached by Babacar Mbaye around 3:20 p.m. Thursday, police said. Rivera More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 14th, 2022
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It’s official, Australia Has Declared Koalas an Endangered Species

Australia’s minister for the environment cited drought, fires and a shrinking habitat for the Koalas’ change in from vulnerable to endangered. (AUSTRALIA – ).- Australia declared the koala endangered More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-EYE RISK UPDATE: PILEATED WOODPECKER

Pileated-Woodpecker-irregular-shaped-iris Last month The Yucatan Times published my image* of a deteriorating iris of a Pileated Woodpecker. My online research of other woodpecker pictures indicated similar More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
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John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy on climate change says the planet is “not on a good track”

The world is “not on a good track” to meet a global goal to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and must intensify efforts to move away from fossil fuels this decade, John Kerry, the U.S. special More...