Biking and Birding along the Coastal Highway

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The ride from Dzilam de Bravo to Progresso is one the best on the planet. Though not a nature reserve, most of the ride is through undeveloped coastal swamps and the lakes, marshes and fields are full of exotic birds. In the first 4 hours of riding we saw 2 cars, one of which was a truck with a 20 foot shark in the back.
This is a photo of the rare roseated spoonbill. We saw several. The pink color comes from a diet rich in a certain shrimp that has a lot of beta carotene.
A yellow-crowned night heron.