Sunrise on Cozumel Island
Knowing that Caroline had wanted to get an early start out of the tourist zones, I cut back through some secondary scrub towards town hoping for more migrants and more birds foraging in the area. My cutback resulted in more warblers, and produced my only Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor of the entire trip. Banaquits Coereba flaveola and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers Polioptila caerulea flitted between patches of scrub, and a large group of Black Vultures Coragyps atratus hesitantly moved from their trash pile as I walked past. As I slowly entered the town, I couldn't help but think about coming back to this island one day, and exploring the interior more. But, on our short schedule, we had places further south to go to, and even more to see.