It's Baby Bird Season in Ixtapa, Mexico
The lagoon is stuffed with bird nests and chicks this year! Spoonbills, egrets, and wood storks with bunches of babies, plus night herons, highlight my trip this year.
Favorite Lagoon Creatures - Ixtapa 2020
More difficult shooting conditions this year, but reunited with some of my favorite characters -- crocodiles, spoonbills, green herons -- and for the second year, wood storks.
Finally Capturing Spoonbills in Flight
Having attempted this for several years, I finally get a few decent shots of the magnificent roseate spoonbill in flight.
Ixtapa Wild Creatures 2017 and 2018
Photos from 2017 and 2018 with some my old favorites and some new friends, too.
2016 Back to the Birds at Ixtapa, Mexico
This year's visit to the Popoyote Lagoon at Playa Linda and Barra de Potosi near Zihuatanejo introduces me to some new bird species I had not seen (or at least not noticed) before. Am I turning into a birder?? Plus crocodiles and iguanas, of course!
2015 Popoyote Lagoon - Ixtapa, Mexico
A new batch of photos of my favorite critters at the small wildlife refuge on the shores of Playa Linda.
Ixtapa, Mexico, February 2014
Nest of spoonbill bird babies. More iguanas and crocodiles, plus a visit to Ixtapa Island.
Posts From Ixtapa, Mexico, January 2013
Ixtapa Is For the Birds
Gobs of beautiful birds in the little wildlife sanctuary, and seagulls dive-bombing near the shore for food.
Exciting Day at the Reserve
Exciting activities include a crocodile munching an egret and one escaping from the sanctuary for a stroll down the beach.
An afternoon stroll through the small town of Petatlan and my introduction to star fruit.
Spoonbills Don't Know How to Spoon
Iguanas and the elusive spoonbill in a courting session.
Iguanas, crocodiles and birds at small wildlife refuge at Playa Linda, Ixtapa, Mexico.