birds new to us to enjoy. We went for a drive yesterday looking for an estero (estuary) we had heard rumors about. We can’t disclose the exact location except to say it is south of Los Barriles, Baja Sur. When we drove threw a neighborhood asking the locals “do you know where the estero is?” they acted like they had no idea. I think they just don’t want it to be “discovered”.
The White-faced Ibis was such a treat to see here in Baja Sur. Similar to it’s
Eastern relative, the Glossy Ibis, the White-faced has bronze-toned plumage, reddish bill, red eyes, all-red legs and a white feathered border around it’s red-skinned face. These birds are heron-like, long-legged waders.