July 10, as scheduled, six of us met at the gazebo on Estribo at 5:00 PM. The sky had cleared enough to see Huecorio, Urandén, Janitzio, but within five minutes great grey clouds hovering just to the east rolled over us and released a downpour. We retired for hot chocolate. Ni modo to bird.
This is, after all, the rainy season. Some 80% of the Patzcuaro region's 41 inches of average annual precipitation falls between June and September. We reap therefrom green vegetation and profuse flowers. So far in June and July we have birded well between rain showers.