Cozumel, Q.R. — The Fundación de Parques y Museos de Cozumel (FPMC) registered two migratory bird species in the Laguna Colombia ecological reserve.
The agency reported that the birds were passing through Cozumel “where they found food and safe refuge, which is an indicator that the area’s ecosystem is in good health.”
The rare birds were an American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) who feeds on crustaceans, mollusks and to crabs. The second rare bird captured in photos was the Warbler Curlew (Numenius phaeopus).
The director of Conservation and Environmental Education (CEA), Rafael Chacón Díaz said that conservation and environmental protection actions are being promoted, as well as the collaboration between institutions to guarantee that future generations enjoy natural resources in a sustainabl way, which has earned Cozumel the name of City of Birds.
These birds can normally be seen on the beaches of the Atlantic and the Gulf coasts, but they are migratory birds that generally travel in flocks during the winter. Chacón Díaz said that this time, they were seen alone in Punta Sur, which is attributed to the good condition health of the ecosystem of the area where they found food and shelter.