Mexico Beat BBOTY

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It is one of those interesting few species that winter in South America, but only migrate as far north as Mexico to breed. Rufous-naped Wren: The lowest ranked 2020 lifer on my list, only because it is extremely common in tropical Mexico, and I was bound to see it eventually.

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The Importance of Citizen Science in Mexico

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Birding in Mexico is not like birding in the United States… especially when it comes to interpreting unusual sightings. There was the Yellow-billed Cuckoo that Mexico’s #1 birders pointed out to me one June, well south of its official summer range.

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Special ID problems in Mexico

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Between our many residents and migratory species, birding in central Mexico is a joy. But throughout central Mexico, Bluebirds may be either Eastern or Western , year-round. In some parts of Mexico, the same applies for Meadowlarks , although in the end I decided that those in my specific area all seem to be Eastern. But in the winter, both species head for Mexico. The post Special ID problems in Mexico appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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High-Altitude Birding in Central Mexico

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One of the things I love about birding around Morelia, in central Mexico, is the wide variety of habitats I have nearby. Now, something odd happens when you go really high in central Mexico: the countryside begins to look more and more like the United States’ Pacific Northwest. This photo is from Mexico, not Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The post High-Altitude Birding in Central Mexico appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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American Oystercatchers in Mexico

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When we sailed to Mexico, I discovered a whole new species, the American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus. From Southern California, thru Mexico to Chile. The Atlantic Coast birds tend to have a bit more white on the wings and rump, than the western Mexico birds do. Birds American Oystercatcher Black Oystercatcher La Paz Mexico

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Arivaca Lake- The last stop before Mexico

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For most avian migrants heading south towards Mexico, Central and South America, crossing thru the Arizona desert areas can provide very few water, food and resting areas. If they are passing thru Pima County, and the Tucson area, Arivaca Lake is the last stop for water before crossing the US/Mexico border. This 90 acre lake, managed by Arizona Fish and Wildlife is about a 45 mile drive from Tucson, and 9 miles from Mexico, as the Chihuahuan Raven flies.

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Isla Isabel – Mexico’s Galapagos

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Isla Isabel, a picturesque volcanic island situated 15 miles off Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit coast, is just such a place. Destinations boobies endemics frigatebirds Mexico Worldwide Birding Adventures Its amazing to me that there are still places on earth where wildlife is blissfully unafraid of humans. The island is half a mile wide and about three-quarters of a mile in length.

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Coatepec and Xico, Mexico: Veracruz green high

Green Traveler Guides

| In the Land of Chipichipi | We could feel the air cool and freshen as we began to ascend la Ruta de la Niebla, the Way of Fog, into las Alturas, the highlands of Mexico’s Veracruz state. Whereas down on the brown sands of its Gulf of Mexico beaches it had been hot and humid and there was […] Coatepec and Xico, Mexico: Veracruz green high is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Back in sunny Mexico

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Now that we have returned to our adopted home of La Paz, Mexico, our bones are starting to thaw out from the trip to chilly Seattle. Despite seeing many of our local Bewick’s Wrens in Mexico, this well hidden House Wren is the first tick for the Baja, as well as Mexico. Last Saturday, I was walking around the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, on a cloudy, gray 28F morning.

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Agriculture Can be a Solution for Deforestation in Chiapas, Mexico

Nature Conservancy - Science

Like many of the places where The Nature Conservancy works, Chiapas, Mexico, is a biodiversity hotspot under threat: as the fertility of existing agricultural lands decreases, the agricultural sector expands into bordering forests. TNC’s program in Chiapas, led by Alejandro… From the Field Ideas Agriculture Conservation Science Forests Protected Areas

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Birding Adventure in Mexico Part II: Durango Highway

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Mexico is great for those who love biogeography! The landscape and birds along the road continued to change, and I felt like we were traveling through Colorado rather than Mexico at this point — the various tropical species were almost all gone, replaced by Chipping Sparrow , Common Raven , Killdeer , and others. Birding durango highway mexican birding Mexico

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Cattle Egrets in La Paz, Mexico

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Lots of the migrant birds are starting to return to Mexico. Birds Cattle Egret La Paz MexicoDespite the still sweltering heat of the Southern Baja Desert, that beautiful time of year has arrived! Some in great numbers, some, just a single bird or two. I counted over 600 Western Sandpipers out on the tidal flats last Sunday, and on the same day, got a visit to my hide from a very cute little Orange-crowned Warbler.

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What is Mexico’s National Bird?

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It is found as far north as Alaska and as far south as Mexico, taking its place as one of Mexico’s official symbols. In fact, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology , “The Golden Eagle is the most common official national animal in the world – it’s the emblem of Albania, Germany, Austria, Mexico, and Kazakhstan.” Golden Eagles have a global breeding population of around 300,000 birds, 3% of which spend at least part of the year in Mexico.

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Birding Adventure in Mexico, Part I: Colima

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Back in early March, Andrew Spencer asked me if I would like to go birding in western Mexico with him and another friend in May. Before I knew it, it was late May, and I was on the road in Colima, Mexico with Andrew Spencer and Nathan Pieplow on a birding adventure! Boldly patterned and full of character, this endemic sparrow was the highlight of my first day in Mexico.

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Caribbean Mexico: how to find a green hotel

Green Traveler Guides

| 4 Great Tips | Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is home to some of the Caribbean’s best and most beloved resort destinations, including Cancun, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and beyond. And when it’s an eco-friendly resort, hotel or inn you’re seeking—as we fervently hope you […] Caribbean Mexico: how to find a green hotel is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Oaxaca, Mexico: an eco-hacienda muy tranquilo

Green Traveler Guides

| Hacienda Gone Green | The city of Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s great treasures. All Mexico North America Oaxaca Oaxaca City Benito Juarez National Park eco-friendly Mexican hacienda hotel Green Hotel in Oaxaca City Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles San Felipe del Agua

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San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico's green revolution

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico’s green revolution 30 December 10 · 6 comments | Mexico’s Greenest City? | It quickly dawns on us that, arguably, San Miguel de Allende could be the greenest city in all Mexico. This is San Miguel’s own Tianguis Orgánico (organic market), and it ranks among the best in Mexico.

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Can I get Immunotherapy for Cancer Treatment in Mexico?

Eco Friendly Daily

If you are in Mexico, immunotherapy cancer treatment is available to you. Immunotherapy in Mexico. While traditional forms of immunotherapy are available in Mexico, there are also a few treatments that aren’t available in the United States.

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Captain Mexico America

Elephant Journal

“Tony, you’re Captain America,” a friend rejoiced. Locked in editing my recent short film, ¡Viva la Revolución!, he’s privied to my emotional presence daily. Because you’re a principled m *r.” Another buddy, struggling with a personal issue, said, “Having a conversation with you is like talking with Tony Robbins and Oprah!” I picked up my producing […].

Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

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Raptors of Mexico and Central America by William S. This is the first identification guide that I know of that covers Mexico (technically North America but rarely included in North American raptor guides) and Central America. Wheeler, Raptors of Mexico and Central America has a two-part structure: (i) Plates—artwork by Schmitt on the right, detailed plumage descriptions on the left; (ii) Species Accounts—two to six page descriptions of each species with photographs and range maps.

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North from Alaska: The Surfbirds return to Mexico

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Birds La Paz Mexico Migrant Birds Surfbirds It seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was writing about the Surfbirds, and the long trip to their Alaska breeding grounds. Well, they are back. This last week we took a trip over to the Pacific side of the Baja to see who had arrived back from their summer up north. Given the large amounts of birds that have arrived in the La Paz area, I felt is would be a worth while trip. For the most part, I was quite disappointed.

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Rainforest Alliance salutes Mexico’s Mayakoba

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M ayakoba in Mexico ’s Riviera Maya has been cited by the Rainforest Alliance for achievements in sustainable tourism, the first time that organization has so honored a tourism project. We have been working with the Rainforest Alliance since 2010 to comply with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria ’s internationally recognized recommendations for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable tourism, and we encourage other tourism properties in Mexico to do the same.&#.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: world’s 1st hotel eco-microturbine

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico: world’s 1st hotel eco-microturbine is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Cancun Mexico News North America Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo Resorts Riviera Maya Green Travel News Real Resorts Reuters Royal Playa del CarmenThe world's first hotel use of an eco-efficient microturbine will reduce the Royal Playa del Carmen's energy consumption by more than 48%, and also eliminates the necessity for emergency generators.

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Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila

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The colonial town of Tequila (founded by Franciscan monks in 1530) and, surrounding it, the sprawling fields of red volcanic soil planted in row after row […] Jalisco, Mexico: on the elusive trail of organic tequila is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Mexico North America Tequila The Americas 4 Copas organic tequila tour Case Noble tour certified organic tequilas organic tequila distilleries in Tequila Organic tequila in Jalisco Tequila Herradura tour

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Los Cabos: Mexico’s 1st eco-friendly festival

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The first-ever Los Cabos Greenfest in Mexico''s Baja seeks to raise awareness about saving the planet through music, fitness and wellness. Los Cabos: Mexico’s 1st eco-friendly festival is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Baja Experiences/Events Los Cabos Mexico News North America The Americas Green Travel News Los Cabos Greenfest Reuters

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7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City—How we can Help.

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earthquake acting with compassion mexico mexico earthquake solidarityExactly 32 years later, on the anniversary of that deadly earthquake, a new tragedy has struck the city. magnitude earthquake shook the capital this September 19; the death toll is still rising, 40 buildings have collapsed around the city, and videos of. Enlightened Society Spanish WAYLON: Today Only 7.1

San Miguel de Allende: an angelic hotel from Mexico’s Señor and Señora Verde…and mucho mas

Green Traveler Guides

| The Power of Dos | It’s our first day back at our favorite place in central Mexico, and our rental’s fridge yawns empty.The weekly organic tianguis—biggest and, in our opinion, finest organic farmers market in the entire country—is still a few days away.

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Little Big Year – Week 36: Southern New Mexico hotspots.

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Not so with our visit to Bosque de Apache NWR in southern New Mexico. The second half of the week was spent near the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The post Little Big Year – Week 36: Southern New Mexico hotspots. Rarely am I caught too off guard, when it comes to visiting a National Refuge. Most of the time, I know enough about an area, or have done some research into what is found there, that I am pleasantly surprised at best.

Mexico Seeing Worst Drought in 7 Decades

Sustainability Ninja

Mexico is suffering from the most severe drought its seen in 70 years. Over 70% of Mexico, including Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas have been affected by the lack of rainfall and the high temperatures. Eco News mexico droughtThe drought has killed huge numbers of farm animals, has destroyed innumerable crops and worst of all – is expected to continue into 2012.

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The Promise that led me to Mexico & what I Learned.

Elephant Journal

I asked her what she thought about gay marriage being legalized in Mexico. bravery conversational spanish gay marriage LGBTQ mexico promise show up authentically what I learned"What if she is anti-LGBT?" I thought. My heart was beating a little faster. I decided to take the risk and go deep. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

What is the State Bird of New Mexico?

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In fact, they are central to many Mexican and Native American spiritual beliefs, and have been named the state bird of New Mexico. Birds New Mexico Roadrunner state birdI saw my first real Greater Roadrunner on a cold winter day in the Southwest. Walking along a dirt track next to a prairie, my friend and I were on the look-out for different sparrow species when a large bird suddenly darted into the clearing.

New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved » New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power. Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers. Compass.

Jalisco, Mexico: a fiesta of quince

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Jalisco, Mexico: a fiesta of quince 16 August 10 · 0 comments | Greening in Atotonilquillo | A nd now for some good news from Mexico…again this year, the annual harvest celebration in a farming pueblo near Jalisco ‘s Lake Chapala is coming off without a hitch.

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Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists

Green Traveler Guides

So it is with the most worthy touring concept we have met in a long time— Fundación En Vía: Travel, Learn, Fight Poverty of Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Oaxaca: it’s easy eating green Oaxaca’s En Via: a day that pays Rainforest Alliance salutes Mexico’s Mayakoba Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts Sustainable TV? Tours Mexico Oaxaca| Fundación En Via |.

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An individual transferable quota experiment in the Gulf of Mexico headboat fishery

Environmental Economics

This is truly exciting: NOAA Fisheries has issued an exempted fishing permit (EFP) to the Gulf of Mexico Headboat Cooperative (Cooperative).  The Cooperative consists of headboat owners/captains.  The Cooperative intends to evaluate the efficiency of an allocation-based management system, using a limited number of headboats in a two-year pilot study.

Searching for Whoopers: New Report Showcases Gulf of Mexico Migrants

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Gulf of Mexico is awash with migrants — at least 395 bird species are found over, in, or near the Gulf of Mexico and its coastal fringes, many of them passing through Texas on their annual migrations. Mexico, Canada, and Cuba ­­ — creating the most comprehensive data assembly and threat assessment for migratory Gulf species to date. The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most critically important geographic areas for bird migration in all of North America.

Ecotourism in New Mexico-Where Culture and Nature Converge

Wend Magazine

New Mexico is a place of converging cultures, a state where ranch lands border Native American reservations; where filmmakers, skiers, and artists flock; where Hispanics and descendants of Spanish conquistadors live together, along with 19 sovereign Native American nations. In 2009, New Mexico launched an Ecotourism initiative, the first of its kind in the United States, and Green Living Project went to New Mexico to check it out.

Mexico City Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circus Acts


On Monday, Mexico City voted to ban the use of animals in circuses. Read More The post Mexico City Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circus Acts appeared first on Ecorazzi. They have one year to remove animals from their acts or face fines of $45,000 - $60,000. Animals Causes Featured News

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in La Paz, Mexico

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The La Paz, Mexico waste treatment plant is actually quite near to town, mostly due to the residential growth creeping closer and closer. Most long time birders, at some point in their birding career, spent time at a wastewater treatment plant. I am sure there are many reasons why these nasty pools of varying degrees of “black” water seem to be magnets for a large number of species. The amount of insects that are prevalent is, I am sure, a huge one.

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Cat Runs for Mayor in Mexico


Read More The post Cat Runs for Mayor in Mexico appeared first on Ecorazzi. Morris, an 11-month-old black and white kitty in the Mexican city of Xalapa (population: 450,000), is ready to take on the other mayoral candidates. His campaign slogan: “Tired of Voting for Rats? Vote for a Cat.” Animals News Top News

I Lost my Sister & Found my Best Friend in Mexico.

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Family Travel best friends growing up hugs mexico mother-daughter relationships sisters tearsWhile we walked, she told me of a bar with excellent drinks she had been to the other night. This bewildered me. Next she told me.

Mexico Begins Transfer of Wild Animals to US Sanctuary


The first of more than two dozen animals rescued from mistreatment by private owners in Mexico has been transferred to an animal sanctuary in Colorado. Leonardo, a lion cub that Read More The post Mexico Begins Transfer of Wild Animals to US Sanctuary appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

The Dog Who Ran the Mexico Death Race, 2015.

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Adventure Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) dog health wellness life mexico death race quotes Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you''re free to live.

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