San Bliss

San Blas is my principal Mexican destination and is about as far South as I will go. So many reasons to come here, sea , sun, food, people but I am here for birds.

I meet up with old compadre Jose Antonio.

We meet at 6:30 and go after esoteric species. The first day, our prey is birds that are impossible to see in wetlands.

Sora, impossible to see.
Spotted Rail. Last spotted, hoho, in 1934.
Laughing Falcon. Cry is giggling noise.

Birdwatching with someone who knows what they are doing, rather than my own aimless stumbling around, is a joy. Antonio is very good and we see so many birds, few of which I managed to photograph well.

Cinnamon Hummingbird
Streak backed Oriole
Orchard Oriole

Next day we head up in to the mountains to ferret around in the abandoned coffee plantations.

Tiger Heron
Don’t know what this is. It is the size of a turkey.
Citroline Trogon

Great fun to spend a couple of days with Cathy and Santiago. She skippers her own Annapolis 41!

Lots of fresh fruit.

This is what I like to do: watch birds and eat fish.

Carnitas is, I think, the name for this. Deep fried pork for breakfast – delicious.
Must eat more fish
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4 Responses to San Bliss

  1. calderi says:

    Great birds! Wonder what the turkey thing is – some similarities to Great Curassow seen in Costa Rica, but nicer colours. Pura Vida!

  2. virtuallyrachelgmailcom says:

    lovely – thanks for sharing! ~Rachel

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