Russet-Crowned Motmot

By Howard Platt from the March 2010 Edition MOMOTUS MEXICANUS Motmots are permanent residents of the American tropics, but they appear reasonably happy to share their home with the many migrant birds that just come down for the winter, even us “snow-birds”. They are closely related to kingfishers, and have many of the same habits. […]

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Manzanillo Sun article

Beach Bums

By Howard Platt from the February 2010 Edition Imagine spending all day wandering along the beach, picking up snacks whenever you feel like it, and just generally having a good time. I think that is what Willets and Whimbrels do all day. They love the wide open beaches of Playa Azul in Manzanillo, and they […]

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Las Palomas Blancas

By Howard Platt from the December 2009 Edition Birdwatchers will know that the rock pigeon, Columba livia, may have been the first animal domesticated by man, many thousands of years ago in the Middle East. Domestication, probably as a food source, was followed by breeding and the development of birds in many colours and fancy […]

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