Tag archive for ‘birdwatching’
By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – IF DOROTHY IN THE WIZARD OF OZ WERE A BIRD, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN A WILSON’S PHALAROPE

Wilson’s Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor, Falaropo Pico Largo (Spanish) Wilson’s Phalarope female If Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz were a bird, she would have been a Wilson’s Phalarope. First, she More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – TEN UNCOMMON FEATURES YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE ANHINGA

Red eyes of Anhinga 1. Red Eyes  The Anhinga’s red eyes help it see shapes better underwater. Like many birds, a third eyelid, the nictitating membrane, protects the eye, cleans the surface cornea, and More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – DRINKING WATER

Green Jay sips water but will lift head up to swallow it Simple. Or so it seemed. That’s what I thought. I looked up one thing and found another. I’m utterly astounded and lost in wonder. My More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PUNCTURED PELICAN POUCHES: AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, PART 1 OF 2

American White Pelican with blue tilapia (fish) AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, Pelicans erythrorhynchos, Pelicano Blanco Americano(Spanish), Sak p’onto’ (Mayan) Every time I see American White Pelicans I am More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – A FRIEND OF MANKIND: KILLDEER

Charadrius vociferus, Chorlito Tildio (Spanish)  Other Names: Cheweeka, Killdeer Plover, Noisy Plover, Chattering Plover, Killdee, Meadow Plover, Pasture Plover Two black necklaces adorn the 11 inch More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THANKS GIVINGS FOR NATURE’S GIFTS IN THE YUCATAN AND PANAMA, PART 1 of 2

Every November my monthly column features birds and their roles in nature in appreciation for support of humans from serving as pollinators to scavengers. For 2019, photos illustrate birds and other wildlife in More...