As we neared our destination I could see four Magnificent Frigatebirds cruising over the condos near the beach.
As we were walking in the parking lot I heard an unfamiliar bird call. I thought, could it be? I think it is, my first Great Kiskadee!
It turns out they like the trees near the pool right outside our condo, well at least this one did, I never saw more than one at a time. In fact I didn't see any away from the condos, so this might have been the only one.
White-winged Doves were the most abundant bird on the condo grounds.
|Paloma de Ala Blanca|
This is a shot of the condo we rented, not a bad view!
|Gaviota de Patas Amarillas -- Yellow-footed Gull|
|Charran Caspia -- Caspian Tern|
As the sun was setting I noticed a group of white birds leaving the mouth of the estuary half a mile away. No way, my first White Ibis! It wasn't the killer look I had hoped for, but it was my only ibis sighting of the trip.
|18 very distant and blurry White Ibis|
I had seen two lifers in only a few hours, I could get used to this!