No witty title, just pictures and more pictures from the canyon with the military macaw colony. I want to go back with a tripod and really get started at 5am to see the big movement of the birds first thing as they exit the canyon. And, yes, I know that a tripod won’t really help with the birds in flight, but it will with the perched ones. This canyon is home to the largest colony in Mexico with approximately 90 military macaws. The location is also a sanctuary for the macaws within a bioreserve. Awesome.

There was a hurricane off the coast which meant it was drizzling basically the whole weekend, but that kept temperatures reasonable. The huge biting red ants were not though, and my left leg is periodically driving me crazy with itchiness from the 4 enormous lumps of bites that do not seem to be diminishing. Still worth it.

I’m really glad I got to tag along, because this place is definitely somewhere on the extreme side of “tucked away,” which made it all the more special.

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    1. I’ve sent the unidentified bird pics to the experts. Hope to have answers soon. I’m trying to remember if I can recall mention of an oriole, but I’m just not sure.

  1. How do you get there? I read that there is a bus from Mexico City that arrives at 5.00 a.m. There is another option? Can you get to the canyon by your own or you have to hire a guide?

    1. I left from Puebla and stayed overnight in Tehuacán before heading out to the Cañón on smaller bus and then truck via Teotitlán and then to Tecomavaca. So, I have no information about travel from Mexico City.
      A friend arranged the visit, so I’m not sure if a guide is required, but I would recommend it. I would check here: for info. Their independent website is still under construction.

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