25 March 2007

Los pelicanos de Petatan, Michoacan

Pelicanos en Petatan, Michoacan

A large flock of white pelicans spend every winter in the fishing village of Petatan, Michoacan on Lake Chapala's southern shore. The local fishermen haul in tons of mojarra and charales and the catch is processed in a dozen or so garages. The scraps are then fed to the pelicans in the late afternoon.

Petatan is an easy drive from the Ribera de Chapala and Guadalajara and the road has recently been improved. The pelicans stay in Petatan until April so act fast.

Here's what I wrote on Petatan for the Miami Herald Mexico Edition: http://www.mexiconews.com.mx/23917.html

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