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Research in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Eastern Sonora, Mexico:

Restaurant La Palmita


The Restaurant La Palmita is just below El Aguajito on MEX 16 west of Yécora. It was an excellent area to observe hummingbirds in oak woodland during the Migratory Pollinator Project. The Coronado family maintained feeders provided many important observations. Ten species of hummingbirds were observed here.

Ruben Coronado, the owner of Rancho La Palmita which includes El Aguajito, was ready to release a newly-banded hummingbird. Photo; K. Krebbs.

Ruth Russell showing Clarissa Coronado a hummingbird about to be banded. Photo: K. Krebbs.