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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – SUNNY FLOWERS ON A SUNLESS DAY WITH FEATHERS

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Enjoy a few feathered friends among the sunflowers on a sunless day. Each species is a permanent resident of the Yucatan Peninsula and the United States except for the summer residing American Coot and Northern Harrier of the Yucatan Peninsula. Some are also winter visitors or others have a separate winter migratory population to the peninsula.

Red-winged Blackbird
Great Egret
Glossy Ibis
Male Anhinga habitat
Anhinga female
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron immature

SPECIES LIST:

American Coot, Fulica americana, Gallareta Americana (Spanish)

Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, Tordo Sargento (Spanish), Chuleeb (Mayan) Great Egret, Ardea alba, Garza Blanca (Spanish), Sak nojoch bok (Mayan)

Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus, Ibis Cara Oscura (Spanish),

Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga, Anhinga Americana (Spanish), Chowak kaal (Mayan)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, Garza Morena (Spanish)

Northern Harrier, Circus hudsonius, Gavilán Rastrero (Spanish)

Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea, Garza Azul (Spanish)

NATURE CAN GIVE YOU SUNNY THOUGHTS ON A SUNLESS DAY

REFERENCES:   Sal a Pajarear Yucatán (Guía de aves),  Yucatan Peninsula Bird List/Listado de Aves de la Península de Yucatán

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.

Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com  All rights reserved, ©Cherie Pittillo

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