|First views of Mexico from the plane|
This is it, the last post from Mexico. I already blogged about almost everywhere we went and everything we saw, but of course there are numbers to be discussed and a bloopers reel and all that. There is also Peso Island, which I completely forgot to blog about.
Let's talk numbers first.
Total species seen in Mexico*: 340
Total lifers: 138
Quesadillas consumed: 20+
Cookies consumed: 80+ (probably way more)
Bottles of el Jimador consumed by the group: 8??
*This is my list, not the group list. I missed many birds.
This means roughly 40% of the birds I saw were life birds. Many more were birds I had only seen once or twice.
Now for Peso Island...
|This fellow got us there|
We visited this island off San Blas to see Purplish-backed Jays. We saw them and they were rad and then they disappeared. I offer you piglets instead, which are abundant on this island.
|Royal and Common Tern pals|
A Common Black Hawk was standing in the sand on the beach, then flew closer to us giving us ridiculous opportunities to crush it.
|Nerd trio on a jetty|
|Mexican skies are filled with frigatebirds|
|Quality combo: Cinnamon-rumped (formerly White-collared) Seedeater and Great Kiskadee|
|Steve crushing that poor oystercatcher|
That's it. That's all of it. Mexico is over.
A million thank yous to Steve for planning this whole thing. Sometimes I think about how different my life would be if I had not met Steve, and it is too sad to dwell on for even a few minutes. He is
Let it be known that Caroline, Frank, and Dan were fantastic birding and browning around companions. I appreciate them putting up with me, my lack of birding skills, and Miss Brown on this trip.
The best, most amazing, dazzling, and yet also good, times!!!