• Scenes From a Sort-of Lake

    1 month ago - By 10,000 Birds

    If you are like me, it is likely that you usually have a target species or two for each of your outings. My targets for last week's trip to Lake Cuitzeo, 30 miles north of Morelia, were Baird's Sandpipers and Wilson's Phalaropes. Baird'sSandpipers can only be seen here in August and September, as they stop on their way from the Arctic Circle to southern South America; they do not normally visit central Mexico on its way back north. In theory, Wilson's Phalaropes follow a similar path, though they summer a little further south, and winter a little further north. In practice, though, some...
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