Today Georgia Conti shared two nearby birding spots, as well as her expertise and good company, with Glen and me. It was a beautiful, crisp morning.
From Pátzcuaro, take the road around the southwest side of Lake Pátzcuaro toward Erongarícuaro. When you come to Jarácuaro, turn right (toward lake) and drive to bridge. There is very little traffic and we parked on the bridge. There are two bee hives in bridge crevices, but the bees did not bother us.
Pie-billed Grebe (faded vertical bill stripe)
Great White Egret
Little Blue Heron
Mexican Duck (Mallard)
Northern Jacana (Mesoamericana)
Vermilion Flycatcher (coloration here is splotchy and pale)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Black-polled Yellowthroat (endemic)
Arocutín Ejido Land
Arocutín is between Jaracuaro and Erongarícuaro on the southwest side of Lake Pátzcuaro. We took a left on a little diagonal road that goes uphill (away from the lake) and drove a short distance onto ejido land.
Abeille's/Black-backed Oriole (endemic)