Published On: Mon, Jul 21st, 2014

BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-ONE TREE: 15 BIRD SPECIES, PART 2

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Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 53 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published on the 7th and 21st of each month features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and beyond. Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com  All rights reserved, © Cherie Pittillo

Birds and blooms have joined their beauty to change these urbanites into “urban-nice” in ONE TREE: 15 BIRD SPECIES, PART 2. These resident birds and more can be observed throughout the year in Merida. I’ve observed all of them in my backyard, too!

Sometimes the birds were difficult to see and even harder to photograph.

The birds were not always easy to locate such as this Golden-fronted Woodpecker

The birds were not always easy to locate such as this Golden-fronted Woodpecker

At other times, it seemed they looked at me.

Golden-fronted Woodpecker seems to look at me

Golden-fronted Woodpecker seems to look at me

Take a look at the species I also photographed in part 2:

Male Hooded Oriole

Male Hooded Oriole

Grayish Saltator

Grayish Saltator

Blue-gray Tanager sings near treetop

Blue-gray Tanager sings near treetop

Male Great-tailed Grackle in his glory

Male Great-tailed Grackle in his glory

Social Flycatcher

Social Flycatcher

Melodious Blackbird

Melodious Blackbird

White-winged Dove

White-winged Dove

Several species flew above, beside, or through the tree like this female Great-tailed Grackle.

Female Great-tailed Grackle flies through flamboyant tree

Female Great-tailed Grackle flies through flamboyant tree

22 Total Species  I observed and/or photographed:

Black Vulture, Gray Hawk, Rock Pigeon, White-winged Dove, Ruddy Ground-Dove, Eurasian Collared- Dove, White-fronted Parrot, Vaux’s Swift, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Social Flycatcher, Couch’s Kingbird, a swallow species, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Clay-colored Thrush, Tropical Mockingbird, Blue-gray Tanager, Grayish Saltator, Melodious Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Bronzed Cowbird, Hooded Oriole

Here is the link to Part 1:

http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2014/07/backyard-birding-in-merida-yucatan-and-beyond-one-tree-15-bird-species-part-1/

Happy Birding!

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