BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – NIFTY SHADES OF GRAY: GRAY HAWK

Immature Gray Hawk

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 More...

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(Photo: El Templo)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Bar El Templo – Almost a religious experience

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – Around the world there are many drinking establishments called ‘Temple Bar’ (Bar El Templo in Spanish); the name appears to originate in Ireland, where the area on the south bank of the More...

Sunset from the malecon
By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Twenty Four Hours in Campeche

CAMPECHE, CAMPECHE – You could stay longer in Campeche, but if your time is limited, or you just want to make a quick overnight trip from Mérida, twenty four hours gives you a great taste of the city and its More...

Golden-fronted Woodpecker seems to look at me
By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-ONE TREE: 15 BIRD SPECIES, PART 2

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 More...

Page 4, Dresden Codex

Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden, Germany
By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Diego’s Bonfire

[“Surprising History in Yucatán” —Introduction to the Series] “We found a great number of books in these letters, and since they contained nothing but superstitions and falsehoods of the devil we burned More...

Gray Hawk
By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-ONE TREE: 15 BIRD SPECIES, PART 1

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 More...

When a Limpkin calls, the tongue is easy to see
By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-LIMPKIN LIMERICKS

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 More...

Real people of Cuba
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Real People of Cuba

As an American expatriate living in Merida, Yucatan, I was eager to taste the forbidden fruit that is Cuba. Nothing, however, could prepare me for what I found. In every respect, Cuba is a country torn between the More...

While the Red-lored Parrot uses its foot to hold food, the other clutches the tree-top limb
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 8th, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-TAMARINDS FOR BREAKFAST: RED-LORED PARROT

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 More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Time for football!

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – It’s time for football. For our friends from north of the border, I should clarify that we mean “football”,  not “American football”. In fact, north of the border friends, did you More...