BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-LIP-SMACKING GOOD: GREEN HERON

Green Heron with neck down

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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Frank Sinatra Sinatra Shadow (Photo: Google)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Three ice-cubes, two fingers of “Jack” and a splash of water

His right hand gently held the “old fashioned” glass from below, preferably with a linen napkin, but he wouldn’t drink it immediately after it was poured. He liked to let the drink sit for a while More...

Young male Snail Kite emits his squeaky screen door call
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-LET’S GO SPY A KITE: SNAIL KITE

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...

Canek_MONUMENT_Campeche
By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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The Baker Who Would Be King

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] The most serious Maya revolt in colonial Yucatec history happened at a town called Cisteíl.  Its leader was Jacinto Uc.  We know him More...

DSR - photo credit Coliseo Yucatan
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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Performance a Kind of Magic – But ‘Coliseo’ Venue Still Lacking

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – Last night was the concert by “God Save the Queen” (“Dios Salve a la Reina”) at Mérida’s new flagship event venue “Coliseo Yucatan”. For those who don’t know, “God Save the More...

Least Grebe, our smallest, swimming water bird
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THIS BIRD REMINDS ME OF THE SEPT. 2014 COVER OF HARPER’S BAZAAR MAGAZINE WITH EMMA FERRER: LEAST GREBE

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...

Cablemas Technician working in Col Aleman
By Yucatan Times On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Cablemas Damage Phone Lines in Col. Alemán – Deny Responsibility  

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – When I arrived at my office yesterday, I noticed a large number of Cablemas vehicles, with technicians replacing cables and climbing the poles along the street. Later, I realized that my phone More...

Northern Jacana adult
By Yucatan Times On Monday, September 8th, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-RUN AWAY BRIDE: NORTHERN JACANA

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...

Corsario (Privateer)
(Painting by Mauricio García Vega)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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The Pirate in the Cathedral

[Link to “Surprising History in Yucatán” — Introduction to the Series] Yucatán was well acquainted with pirates, detested their names, and viewed them all as dangerous criminals.  Except for Robert Chevalier. Almost More...

Immature Gray Hawk
By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – NIFTY SHADES OF GRAY: 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 More...