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When visiting Isla Holbox or Isla Mujeres be sure to add bird watching to your list of activities. And don’t forget your camera and binoculars.

Isla Morena bird sanctuary.

Viewing of the hundreds of birds living on Morena is by an elevated wharf as no one is allowed to step on the island.

A good day at the beach.

Pelicans

I’m hungry or is that just a yawn.

All these diverse birds living on one island – people take note.

Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

We walked around this island.

Isla Pasion

Falcons on the lookout.

Flamingo feathers are pink from eating shrimp.

Female frigates on the lookout for males.

Mangroves

We went to Isla Mujeres from Isla Holbox by boat and on the way Alex, the captain, gave us a tour around the Islands of Holbox.

Royal Tern

A fishing community.

Pelicans and cormorants taking advantage of the breakwater sandbags.

Isla Contoy, a popular excursion with tourists visiting Isla Mujeres and Cancun.

Wow, this frigate wants to impress females. It’s mating season and this male definitely is showing off.

Great Egret. Some birds prefer the quiet perch with a mate.

View of Isla Contoy from the tower.

Next stop – Isla Mujeres.