Leaving Ames at about 5:00 AM this morning, we drove through the rain down to the airport. Before we knew it, we had landed in Mazatlan, Mexico!
Below is a photo of the beach in front of our hotel, the Playa Mazatlan:
It didn't take long to start tallying some fun tropical birds. For example, the below picture is a Great Kiskadee on the hotel grounds:
Somewhat similar, the below bird is a Social Flycatcher:
We started our trip list as soon as our plane had landed. Before the day was over, I had tallied the following species:
(*) = Endemic to Mexico
* Crow, Sinaloa
Heron, Great Blue