Lake Chapala Birding en route to Mexico City

Lake Chapala Birding en route to Mexico City

lake chapala, mexico

On our last day in Mexico, Bob and I planned to do a little birdwatching along the shores of Lake Chapala before heading east to Mexico City for our evening flight.  As we packed our luggage, pastoral sounds emanating from the urban farmyard next door floated in on the cool breeze.  Shortly thereafter, we found ourselves in the colourful community of Chapala located on the north shore of Lake Chapala. Read more

A Brown Pelican above the harbour at San Blas in Mexico

A Brown Pelican above the harbour at San Blas in Mexico

Brown pelican in flight at San Blas, State of Nayarit, Mexico

Our first morning in San Blas, Mexico, Bob and I awoke to the sounds of Great-tailed Grackles, church bells, and seabirds.  From our third-floor balcony, a slim band of blue water was barely visible beyond the tall, swaying palm trees of the hotel’s inner courtyard, so we knew that an interesting walk lay ahead of us.  After a relaxed breakfast, we navigated the dirt streets to the harbour where a  huge Brown Pelican soared on the ocean breeze. Read more