Rio Lagartos Flamingos

One of my favorite places when traveling in the Yucatan was Rio Lagartos, famous for its colony of Pink Flamingos

Two Pink Flamingos feeding

Pink Flamingos

It’s been many years since we’ve visited there, (now the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve), but at that time, it was wonderfully funky.  And the lagoons held the most amazing birds and wildlife.

This morning, an email from Cornell Lab of Ornithology lead me to a video on the banding and release of baby flamingos in Rio Lagartos.

I first saw the Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius) while on a boat ride through the mangroves at Rio Lagartos, and its call sounded like laughing.  I also saw a Least Bittern sitting on a wooded bridge that our boat was going under.  But the highlight of Rio Lagartos is the colony of Pink Flamingos; awe inspiring and definitely worth visiting.

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  1. Churpa says:

    I think we went when I was eight or nine. I remember being so excited to see the flamingos! Has anyone been recently?