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Of every 10 parrots captured in Yucatan, 8 die in illegal...

Kissing Scarlet Macaw parrots in Mexico. Photo: Getty In Yucatan, 400 songbirds are captured daily to be sold...

Merida English Library lecture series: Barbara MacKinnon de Montes

The MEL weekly lecture series continues with Barbara MacKinnon de Montes. 

Yucatán bids farewell to migrating hummingbirds, songbirds

The spring migration has begun. Say bye-bye to some of our hummingbirds until they make a reverse trip in the fall.

Tho festival promotes birdwatching in the Puuc Reserve

Inspired by the Tho's plumage, the Yucatán Bird Festival named for the state bird is about to begin its 17th edition. 

Rare new species of parrot found in the Yucatán

About 30 species of vibrantly colored Amazon parrots soar through the skies of Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. A discovery on the Yucatán Peninsula may bring one more species to that count.

Avian advocate MacKinnon honored

Barbara MacKinnon's decades of work educating the public about the birds of Yucatán will be recognized at Siglo XXI tomorrow.

Peninsula’s role in bird migration at risk

Scientists need to analyze how climate change will impact Yucatán's key role as a stopover for thousands of migratory birds, a local researcher warned.

Lots of birds, not enough birdwatchers

Costa Rica take in billions of dollars attracting birdwatchers. But what about the Yucatán Peninsula, where more than a billion birds pass through during migration?