Monthly Archives: March 2015


The standard height of the tope (pronounced TOE-peh) on my street, and around Alamos, is approximately three inches. A tope is a hillock of concrete spanning the width of a thoroughfare – a simple traffic engineering technique ubiquitous in Mexico. … Continue reading

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Birding the Apocalypse: Coastal Plain of Sonora

The smell of burning brush, skeins of smoke on the horizon, the sluicing sound of captive water. We are birding the coastal plain of Sonora just west of the Agiabampo Estuary, a tidal body on the Sea of Cortez. It … Continue reading

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