Mexico, The Yucatan, Day 12 - Nuevo Conhuas and The Gulf Coast (Isla Aguada to Sebaplaya), 24 February 2020

We left the Cabanas Calakmul in Nuevo Conhus this morning but not before one last quick look around. Orioles were to the fore with Altamira Oriole, Baltimore Oriole and Orchard Oriole all seen. Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Wedge-tailed Sabrewing were the best of the rest before we hit to road westwards to the coast. En-route a Montezuma Oropendula flew across the road and proved to be the only one we'd see on the trip. The drive south along the coastal strip to Isla Aguada was a bit of a waste of time because it was a bit of a dump but we did find a deserted beach to have out lunch on and a small rock spit held some birds too - a confiding Willet, Cabot's Terns, a single Forster's Tern, likewise just 1 Royal Tern, Great Blue Heron and loads of Brown Pelicans and Laughing Gulls.

Turkey Vulture


Forster's Tern

Cabot's Tern

 Brown Pelicans

We then slowly worked our way north along the coast to Sebaplaya and our overnight stop. Along the way we clocked 6 Ospreys, 3 Northern Caracaras, Common Black Hawk, Magnificent Frigatebird, c5 Willets, 1 juv American Herring Gull, c20 Wood Storks, 1 American White Pelican, 1 Snowy Egret, 1 Purple Martin, plenty of Mangrove Swallows and 2 Common Ground Doves as well as many Laughing Gulls, Brown Pelicans and Neotropic Cormorants.  

Along the strand by Sebaplaya harbour there were a few waders - 2 Semipalmated Plovers, loads of Black-necked Stilts, Turnstones and Sanderling.

We checked in to our modern, almost empty and bland hotel which at least did have a decent wifi. A restaurant just down the road did some lovely fish for our evening meal but we had to scoff it down quickly as they closed at 7pm!


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