Category Archives: Birding Mexico

Birding Sonora’s Free Zone

Having hundreds of species never seen in the U.S. and a border just an hour from Tucson, Mexico is a natural magnet for Arizona birders.  But birding by car in Mexico is a little more complicated than birding in Arizona. … Continue reading

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Baja’s Birds, Boojums and Behemoths

Mexico’s peninsula state, aptly named Baja (lower) California, is always a delightful destination, but February might be the best time to visit. Amazing birds are seen at any time of the year, as are wondrous boojum trees, but the gray … Continue reading

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Birding Rocky Point, Arizona’s Beach

Arizona, landlocked and famous for deserts, saguaros and grand canyons, seems an unlikely place for ocean birding, but google ‘Arizona’s Beach’ and prepare to think differently.  Search engines recognize a beautiful stretch of ocean frontage around Puerto Penasco, Mexico, as … Continue reading

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Is it Safe to Go Birding in Mexico?

Beginning sixty some years ago with a high school Spanish class in a broken down bus from Kansas City, I have traveled to Mexico far too many times to count.  One reason we retired in Arizona was its proximity to … Continue reading

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The Copper Canyon: Scenery Trumps Birding

One of the joys of birding is that it takes you to lots of beautiful places.  I used to fish a lot, and when I got skunked on Oregon’s Deschutes River, the majesty of that wide river cascading over lava … Continue reading

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Birding the Land of the Maya

A year ago, Prudy and I flew to Cancun, rented a car, and drove 2,000 miles around the Yucatan Peninsula, looking for and photographing Mayan ruins and birds.  Apparently we had a good time, because we just did it again.  … Continue reading

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Birding Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Development of Cancun as a tourist destination was begun in January, 1970, when there were just three residents.  The last census in 2010 reported 628,306 residents.  Today, Cancun is Mexico’s primary tourist destination with more than three million visitors each … Continue reading

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