How exciting to see any avian species I didn’t know existed! Plus others looked familiar to identify them to a family level such as swans or cormorants. However, I think I was as bright-eyed as the White-tufted Grebe at the incredible diversity or as red-eyed as the Silvery Grebes from lack of sleep. But the delicate beauty of the flamingos, in their salty but amazingly colored water, surpassed any loss of sleep.
Relish these few examples from Patagonia, Chile of part 1 while part 2 will concentrate on “land” birds.
DIVERSITY ABOUNDS IN NATURE!
REFERENCES: Birds of Chile A Photo Guide, Birds of Chile Princeton Field Guide, A Wildlife Guide to Chile
Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” photographer and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her monthly column features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and also wildlife beyond the Yucatan.
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