Lifer 646 – Blue-gray Tanager – Reflections of the Pure World


Chronicles of a Birders Life Checklist

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the nice fortune to photographically doc 85% of the fowl species added to my “Life Checklist.” This weblog collection showcases the photographs and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and a little bit in regards to the setting and tradition of the world. This Lifer weblog collection begins with my first LIFER exterior of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.

Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Put up Sequence by Jim Acquire

@ Pook’s Hill Lodge, Cayo District, Belize

Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus) > Thraupidae > Passeriformes

Lifer Photograph @ Chunyaxché Pueblo, Quintana Roo, Mexico

IDENTIFICATION: Frequent and widespread powder blue-gray fowl of open and semi-open areas with bigger timber and hedges, cities, villages, and gardens in tropical and subtropical areas. Primarily feeds at mid-upper ranges in timber, consuming fruit, and perches readily on telephone wires. Reasonably plain however distinctive look, with beady darkish eye and pretty stout invoice. Populations east of the Andes in South America have broad white wing-bars and look very totally different.

Birding with: Miguel Amar Uribe from Mexico Kan Excursions and my spouse Maria
Date: 02 Dec 2021 @ Chunyaxché, Quintana Roo, MX
Chunyaxché (Pueblo) | MX-ROO

Yellow Star indications the placement of my Lifer sighting

DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: We acquired in very late to Tulum as a result of flight delays and misplaced baggage and needed to depart early to fulfill up with Miguel Amar Uribe from Amar Aves, Mexico Kan Excursions who was going to steer us on our first journey birding within the Yucatan. Miguel met us with an enormous smile and we have been off to discover the pueblito of Chunyaxché and be taught in regards to the fowl life and cultural historical past of the world. It was nice, barely heat and humid, with numerous billowing clouds above us. Over the following 2 1/2 hours we’d add 52 species to our first guidelines for Mexico and uncover 25 new “Lifer” species. For me, Lifers #624 to #648.

Muyil Ruins Lifer # 646 – Blue-gray Tanager

For the group of 25 Lifers that I encountered on this 2 1/2 hour stroll, there was actually nothing distinctive about any of the sightings aside from the Toucans. For the entire others they have been all added slowly on the informal stroll via the city and alongside a few of the outer trails.

PHOTOS TAKEN: I acquired one respectable shot of my “Lifer” right here (photograph above), and I did see them many extra occasions and acquired respectable images in Belize too.

@ Pook’s Hill Lodge, Cayo District, Belize


Facet roads main into the forest

Nestled on the fringe of the large Sian Ka’an Biosphere and throughout the road from the Muyil Archeological Zone, the small city of Chunyaxché is surrounded by tall timber and thick vegetation and is a superb spot for locating lots of the areas birds. It’s situated roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the coastal website of Tulum, within the Municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto within the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Nevertheless, with the development of the brand new Tulum Worldwide Airport and the Mayan Prepare line, this cozy city might be quickly altering.

Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.