This place is for the Birds

Monday March 23

After breakfast the dinghy was lowered and we went ashore. There is fishermen’s village on the beach, they were busy getting ready to work.

Isla Isabel is volcanic island 40 miles off San Blas, nicknamed the Galapagos of Mexico due to the number of nesting birds and iguanas that are free of natural predators. The island was deemed a World Heritage Site resulting in protection on a local and international level.

The island is home to frigates, blue-footed boobies, brown boobies, red footed boobies (we didn’t see them), brown pelicans, white-tailed tropic birds, Heerman’s gulls, sooty terns and brown noddies as well as green iguanas and the Mexican milk snake(didn’t see them either).

The active fishing camp is on the beach in the southern bay. An abandoned research building also sits an the western edge of the bay.

We climbed to top of that hill, that’s were all the colored footed birds were.

Great frigatebird
Brown booby
Blue footed booby
Brown Pelicans
Herman’s Gull
John and Dan
Abandoned research facility

Day 1-We left Isabel around 3pm headed for an overnight sail towards Mazatlán.

For dinner I made traditional American tacos, using millet with the taco seasoning instead of beef.

After sunset, we saw the milky way a sky full of stars and bioluminescence in the water.

2 thoughts on “This place is for the Birds

  1. Have really enjoyed keeping track of your progress! This definitely reminded us of our trip to the Galapagos & we were also in Mazatlan after our RV caravan thru Copper Canyon. Recognized many of the cool birds!

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