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

Vermilion Flycatchers at Hotel Rancho San Cayetano

Vermilion Flycatcher, male, zitacuaro, michoacan, mexico 2

Bob and I arrived at Hotel Rancho San Cayetano in Zitacuaro, Mexico, late in the afternoon after having landed in Mexico City that morning, so it wasn’t until the next day that we set out for a walk to explore the extensive landscaped grounds surrounding the well-kept resort.  That is when we came upon a Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) that was frequenting a bench in one spacious area of open lawn. Read more