Thursday, September 11, 2008
Birding Lubaantun Mayan Ruins
Unfortunately, most Mayan archaeological sites don't open up first thing in the morning, when the birds are most active. By the time we got in to the ruins at Lubaantun (where the original Crystal Skull was supposedly found), the sun was up and the birds were getting quiet. We still managed to see some nice birds, including our first White-collared Swifts of the trip, and heard a Slaty-breasted Tinamou calling from the slope down to the creek behind the ruins. Other goodies included Black-headed Trogon, Black-cowled Oriole, and Passerini's Tanager.
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