BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PEEL ME A GRAPE…: GREAT KISKADEE

Great Kiskadee continues to eat fruit after peeling each one

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 55 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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Rest in Peace Paul Russell Zieglar
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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In Loving Memory: Paul Russell Zieglar

Merida resident, the irreplaceable and irrepressible Paul Russell Ziegler passed away Friday, February 13th 2015 after a long, difficult and heroic battle with cancer.  He was 74 years young.  He’ll be dearly More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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“To be, or not to be”…

Editorial To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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Pakalito explains why singer Luis Miguel canceled his perfromance

Pakalito explains why singer Luis Miguel canceled his perfromance  More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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My un-Valentine’s Day Day  

     The first Valentine’s Day as Max’s wife I woke to the sound of a knife thudding against a wood chopping block and bowls clanking. I walked into the kitchen. The coffee pot was empty except for some dregs More...

Silence of the limbs...White-winged Doves
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND: SILENCE OF THE LIMBS?  WHITE-WINGED DOVE

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” zoologist, photographer, and author explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 55 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her weekly column features More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Max’s 70th    Oy, Vey!

Max is an Aquarian, an air sign. It is the sign of visionaries who have a keen eye for deception and maintain contagious optimism. They are also charming and cheery. That’s the official version. So, I was taken More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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The Gala Azul  

Cutlass and Bobo’s villa glittered to showcase Rosa Azul’s sapphire rose pin. Secured behind glass and lit by gallery lights, its sparkle was dazzling. A pianist played movie themes. Glasses clinked toasts. More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Rosa’s Secret  # 8

Max and I were at Bobo and Cutlass’ villa Casa Rosa Azul. During a renovation to their bedroom, they discovered a box hidden in the wall containing Rosa’s famous sapphire rose pin. It also contained personal More...

Touchdown! Young Black Vulture tags tree after successful landing
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-AIR BRAKES: YOUNG BLACK VULTURE

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 54 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published More...