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Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico July 2015

From July 11-23, 2015, Sheridan and I spent four days in the central Chiapas area as part of the GBNA biennial meeting, and then a week in south/central Oaxaca as part of a private group, ably organized and lead by Michael Retter.

This Red-footed Booby Sula sula websteri was enjoyed close to the boat on our Pelagic out of Huatulco, Oaxaca (another was too distant for any photos). It is an immature bird, and perhaps c. one year old; note the somewhat pale areas in the underwing coverts (contra Conventional Wisdom):