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Notes & Observations
11/9/22 – Prior to traveling to Cancun, I took note of Malecon Tajamar as a place in the city to visit for birding. During my visit, my goal was to see the Plain Chachalaca. Primarily because its name is so fun to say. I heard them at first and then got lucky to see one standing on the sidewalk. A few minutes later I heard a pretty birdcall from somewhere above. Merlin identified it as a Morelet’s Seedeater and I spotted it at the top of a tree. Perched on the highest bough, it sang its song. Apparently, this bird is known for perching at the very top of trees.
The only photo I have of this bird was taken with my phone through binoculars (known as digiscoping).
Last weekend I traveled to Cancun, Mexico for a short stay over Fourth of July. Traveling as birder is always exciting because of the chance to see new birds you can’t see at home. I poured over eBird sightings in Cancun prior to traveling so I could make mental notes of what species I might…