Acapulco Birding, Aug. 2015

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Yesterday I returned from my service project in Acapulco, Mexico.

We were working with an orphanage there, and my time was pretty filled up with that.

However, in the mornings I was able to walk along the streets around the campus and see what birds I could find.

I found four new life birds on the trip: Bare-throated Tiger-Heron, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Audubon’s Oriole, and Rufous-naped Wren.

Flycatchers are everywhere there. You can’t hardly walk outside without seeing/hearing Social Flycatchers, Great Kiskadees and Tropical Kingbirds. I’ve taken lots of pictures of these birds, but I never tire of taking more.

Great Kiskadee
Tropical Kingbird

The Rufous-naped Wren was the one lifer I was able to photograph. It’s not the best photo in the world, but I’ll take it for now.

Rufous-naped Wren

Other common birds in the area were Ruddy-ground Dove, , and . Someone across the street has a hummingbird feeder, and so there were other hummingbirds around.

Gray-breasted Martin
Cinnamon Hummingbird

 

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Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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