The title is in hon­or of my good friends and the great times vis­it­ing them, and even help­ing them with a work event. The tequi­la and movie-going were fan­tas­tic, but I also had a good time work­ing at the city park where they were assigned and try­ing to wran­gle group after group of teenagers to lis­ten to a short talk about bio­di­ver­si­ty and then look­ing at the birds.

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The Par­que Lagu­na Cha­pul­co, not a bad place for a day’s work.

North­ern shov­el­er

A fly­catch­er of some sort per­haps

North­ern shov­el­ers

A sand­piper

Amer­i­can coot, and a destroy­er of gar­dens

Ver­mil­lion fly­catch­er

Well, it is a city park…

Teenag­er wran­gling

Cassin’s king­bird

It was a lot eas­i­er to iden­ti­fy these birds thanks to the new book “Las Aves del Munici­pio de Puebla” pub­lished by mem­bers of the Club de Obser­vadores de Aves de Puebla (COAP), includ­ing vol­un­teer-extra­or­di­naire Jajean Rose. This book is an edu­ca­tion­al and illus­trat­ed guide to the birds in and around the city of Puebla, and it can be down­loaded here.