In January we were fortunate to have a week down in Nayarit, west Mexico, visiting friends Jerry and Linda who had rented a house in Rincon de Guayabitos (about 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta). (We’d say we were escaping a harsh winter for warmer weather, but truthfully winter in southeast Arizona this year has been remarkably mild.) Continue reading West Mexico (Nayarit) – Jan 2018
In January 2015, Robert joined a tour offered by Mark Pretti Nature Tours to eastern Chiapas, Mexico. The itinerary started from Tuxtla Gutierrez, climbed to San Cristóbal de las Casas in the Sierra Norte de Chiapas, then descended into the eastern tropical lowlands at Palenque and Bonampak, before concluding in Villahermosa in the state of Tabasco. Read the full account and browse the gallery of bird photos to supplement this narrative.
In March 2012 we eagerly returned to Panamá with naturalist and bird guide Mark Pretti. This trip covered some of the same ground we did with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT) back in 2005, e.g. the canal zone on the Pacific side near Gamboa, and added in several days up closer to cloud forest at the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Anton. Read more about it!