• Stairway to Heaven

    One year ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Last week, I told you about my second visit to the roads on the way to the tiny Mexican town of La Escalera. I had such a good time exploring the zone that I went back again the following week, something I rarely do, given that I have so many quality birding sites to choose from in my region.
    As I mentioned a week ago, the Escalera area is so interesting because it sits on an ecotone, a border between biozones. The photo above shows how sharp these borders can be: The lower part is tropical thorn forest, while most of the upper part is oak forest, with more distant tall pines in the upper...
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