Birds of Cozumel
Cozumel is a unique Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea that is situated just off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula. It is an easy flight from the USA and the airport is small enough to make the immigration and security process fast and easy.
Our early morning flight began in Sacramento, California with a short layover in Denver, Colorado. We arrived mid-afternoon, breezed through customs and immigration, and quickly found a taxi among many that were clean and well maintained. Our destination was the Iberostar Hotel where most of these bird photos were taken and in the nearby vicinity.
Brown Pelican (chick-feeding adult phase)
Cozumel Emerald Hummingbird (Endemic)
Cozumel Vireo (Endemic)
Great Blue Heron
Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
Indian Peafowl (Introduced)
Little Blue Heron
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)
Scarlet Macaw (Introduced)
Birding in Cozumel will certainly add another drop in the bucket!
Birding in Cozumel is a very special occasion and the birds shown above are by no means all of the birds that can be found there. Different seasons dictate the variety of non-endemic species that are on the island at any given time. Many of the birds that are either on the island or visit here are categorized as being rare/accidental visitors to Cozumel. And as with many places around the globe, humans have introduced numerous species, such as the Scarlet Macaw above, who now make Cozumel their home.
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