I've been told by an old Alaskan veteran naturalist that "to become a birder is inevitable." If you spend enough time outside you will start to love the birds and get a pair of binoculars slung around your neck. Any avid reader of this blog will know this happened for me years ago, but I went to Yelapa yesterday and sought out some of the birds that wade and flutter around the river over there. The river was full of water and fishes. And birds. Here are a few photos.
Before going to Yelapa we sailed (and motored) out from Punta Mita, across bandaras Bay, to near Cabo Corrientes. The water out there is super clear and we saw tons of fishes, with about 80 ft of visibility. We also swam with dolphins on the way across, just jumped off the boat and swam for a while with them. They were a new kind of dolphin for me, a "ragged toothed dolphin"
Now there is a hurricane coming and I am hanging out near La Cruz to be close to the marina in case we need it.
The birds: Black Necked Stilt. Then Magpie Jay, then Yellow Grosbeak.