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Rare migratory birds spotted at Laguna Colombia in Cozumel

By Tribune Travel

May 31, 2023

The Laguna Colombia ecological reserve was home to two migratory bird species, according to the Fundación de Parques y Museos de Cozumel (FPMC).

The birds were passing through Cozumel “where they found food and safe refuge,” according to the agency, “which is an indicator that the area’s ecosystem is in good health.”

The unusual birds were American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus), which eat crustaceans, mollusks, and crabs. The Warbler Curlew (Numenius phaeopus) was the second rare bird photographed.

Rafael Chacón Daz, director of Conservation and Environmental Education (CEA), stated that conservation and environmental protection actions are being promoted, as well as collaboration between institutions to ensure that future generations enjoy natural resources in a sustainable manner, earning Cozumel the nickname “City of Birds.”

These birds are commonly seen on the beaches of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, but they are migratory birds that travel in large groups during the winter. Chacón Daz stated that they were seen alone in Punta Sur this time, which is attributed to the good health of the ecosystem in the area where they found food and shelter.





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