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Laguna Manialtepec Tour 2009

with Michael Malone of Hidden Voyages Ecotours

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Cacalotepec, Oaxaca
Santiago Jamiltepec
Pinotepa Nacional
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Huatulco, Oaxaca
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Bare-throated Tiger Heron - courtship behavior

Green Heron

left - Bare-throated Tiger Heron taking flight; right - courtship display

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Lotsa ducks.   During the day crocodiles also like to rest in shallows like this.

The freshwater Manialtepec River drops from the mountains bringing fresh-water into the lagoon for 6 months.

Great Egret - widespread through-out North and South America

Great Egret

Scenic channel with ocean just beyond the dunes

White-faced Ibis

Cow with Cattle Egret

Ringed Kingfisher

Ringed Kingfisher

Restaurant on the barrier beach at Puerto Suelo

Restaurant on the barrier beach at Puerto Suelo, lagoon in background

barrier beach

We stopped mid-morning for brunch on the barrier beach with the
tranquil river on one side, and the ocean surf on the other.

Whirly bird - the Mexican Navy at work watching out for submarines

a wild Muscovy Duck on takeoff

Muscovy Duck

Neotropic Cormorants at a nesting colony

Locals fishing on the river and lagoon

Sopes a delicious restaurant snack of black beans, cheese, and salsa cooked on hand-made tortillas

Wood Stork in flight

Wood Stork in flight

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