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A new season to embrace. Winter guests checking in by each their timely manner, and you standing on the apron with your anticipating smile, knowing that you will not be going to rest for a while now. They will fill your mind and take you to the forests, to the creeks, to the lakes and even to the driest of deserts, and you will know them and salute them, in a blink of an eye or by dwelling deeply into their presence as they, and you, just sit there. A winter long. They will thrill your deepest heart by every recognition, those small wonders of befeathered magnificence. And comes the moment, when unfamiliar colors and movements shuffle through the understory, making your heart go wild and your hands to tremble. That's when you feel you're alive, and that's when you know that whatever kind of despair had you troubled through the year, it will now fade and excited joy will abound while trying to put a name on these flittering creatures.
The last weeks have seen the first warblers showing up here around Ciudad Guzmán, Red-faced, Black-and-white and Northern Waterthrush. Not much else though, and a visit to Laguna de Cuyutlán on the coast in Colima a few weeks ago didn't reveal many shorebirds either, though it coincided with the official Shorebird Day. Being too early in the season, I knew it of course, but I was destined by another assignment that day in the same ... read more
|Did you know that...|
|The Monarch butterfly is poisonous. Despite of this the Black-backed Oriole and Black-headed Grosbeak have learned to eat and digest them at the big wintering sites in Michoacán. But they do vomit frequently and in cycles of 4-7 days they stop eating the butterflies. Probably to allow the body to decompose the poison. 60 % of the mortality among the butterflies is caused by these two species.|