eBird Global Big Day

Location: Santa Elena, Yucatán, Mexico

Today was the Global Big Day for eBird. I realized that the bird count for Santa Elena on that day would not be great. This weighs on my sense of local pride. I would have loved it if the count had been last month when there constantly birds at the birdbaths. But, I realize this is not about boasting, this is about science. I did not see a lot of species, but the highlight for me was observing a species I had not seen before, the Black-cowled Oriole, a beautiful black and yellow bird. If I had not been so diligent in watching, I am pretty sure I would have missed him. 10 species 20 individual birds.