• My Pilgrimage

    4 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Twice a year, in February and July, I make a pilgrimage to the Hot Country thorn forest zone around Paso Ancho, Michoacán. Of course, I also go there several other times each year; I have, after all, seen 160 species at this endemic-rich site. But I never, ever miss a February and July in Paso Ancho.
    The reason for this annual pilgrimage is a single species, the Sinaloa Martin. The first words describing this species in Wikipedia are “poorly-documented”. Before 2015, when I first saw it in Paso Ancho, it had only been reported twice on eBird outside of its Sierra Madre Occidental breeding...
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