We drove to Rio Lagartos and went down the river to Las Coloradas. The small town of Rio Lagartos is known for many varieties of birds. Pedro drove our boat from town. We saw an ibis, a black hawk, an osprey, a roseate spoonbill flying, a cigüeña (stork), a frigate bird, cormorants, brown and white pelicans, a blue heron, a great blue heron, a crocodile, flamingos, and the ever present seagulls. Not all of them are pictured here.
At the farthest point, the boat stopped briefly at Las Coloradas, colored lakes made by a salt factory and the reaction of the salt to micro organisms and algae. There were a few distant flamingos in the peach colored waters, but nothing like the large numbers we saw in Celestun. (I haven't figured out when there are more flamingos there, but we only expected to see a few in February and went there to see the many other birds that live nearby).
More brown pelicans
Pelican and Cormorant
Great blue heron
Another tour boat. Note the man with the mud mask on his face. We decided not to stop at the mud baths nearby.
Egret in flight
Cigüeña or stork
Flamingos at Las Coloradas
Someone broke the S!
One of the cottages named for Sylvanus Morley, Jim's great uncle at the Mayaland hotel
Nice pool at Mayaland
The Mayan observatory was framed by the main doorway at the Mayaland hotel, a suggestion made by Sylvanus Morley to the original owner of the hotel
Our cottage at Mayaland