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Birds of Tierra Caliente 2

2 years ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

In my last post, I introduced you to some of my favorite birds from the tiny town of Paso Ancho, Michoacán. This town sits at the edge of a river in Mexico's Tierra Caliente , an inland basin between the coastal Sierra Madre del Sur and the much higher Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Paso Ancho has an altitude of 3,300 feet, which would make it high and cool in most of the U.S. But closer to the Equator, that is low enough to make it high and dry, with tropical thorn-forest vegetation.
It was impossible to show you all my favorite Tierra Caliente species in one post, so I only shared those...
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