Mexican pelican

Many people think more about beaches than bird-watching when it comes to Mexico but many of the birds that spend the summer in the northern United States spend winters in Mexico, so a winter trip to Mexico can provide a great opportunity to see (and photograph) birds. This pelican was one of dozens hanging out near the port of Chiquilá, from which one can catch the ferry to the beautiful island of Holbox. When not flying around, the pelicans liked to gather in large groups, so trying to get a photo of just a single bird was a bit of a challenge, especially when the time to take photos of these beautiful birds was limited by when our ferry was departing.

Photo of a pelican

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