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First group of pink flamingos migrate to Cozumel lagoon

Cozumel, Q.R. — The island of Cozumel has recorded the first arrivals of pink flamingos. Seven birds arrived at what is considered the beginning of their migration season.

The Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation (FPMC) reported the presence of the first flock of seven pink flamingos in the X’tacún lagoon in the Punta Sur Ecotourism Park.

José Luis Chacó Méndez, the General Director of the FPMC, says the birds have become another tourist attraction for visitors and are an indicator of the good state of conservation and ecological balance maintained by the Laguna Colombia Ecological Reserve.

The Director and Deputy Director of Punta Sur, Jesús Benavides Andrade and Héctor González Cortés, respectively, say these birds can be observed by regular visitors to the park in Laguna Chunchacab, Laguna Colombia and in areas near the Punta Celarain Lighthouse at different times of the day.

Héctor González says the number of flamingos is expected to increase to around 40 as the winter season moves forward.