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...
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.
A Common Black Hawk was standing in the sand on the beach, then flew closer to us giving us ridiculous opportunities to crush it.
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 I also adore Frank, Dan, and Caroline (see nerd trio above), as they 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!!!