Limonal is a campsite in subtropical forest at 4200' elev. on the Pacific slope of the Sierra de Chiapas, just above a rich zone of oaks at 3000-3500' elev. The trails above and below Limonal are very lovely; the photo (right) shows the spot just above Limonal where a small stream crosses (and provides the camp's water). On my introduction page, the title shot with the highlands of El Triunfo in the distance was taken from Limonal.
Limonal is also the spot where I found a coral snake (below top) and an interesting katydid with a dead leaf pattern (below bottom) landed after dark. [More details about the coral snake and other reptiles are on an El Triunfo herp page.]
Limonal is a transition locale between montane birds (e.g., the Azure-rumped Tanager ranges down to the site) and lowland species (e.g., a pair of Social Flycatchers were present in the tanager tree). The oak zone just below is also rich in birds, including Scrub Euphonia (below left) and White-winged Tanager (below right; a 1986 shot).
More bird photos are on the El Triunfo introduction page and a complete annotated bird list is also on-line.
PHOTOS: The photos are © 2002 Don Roberson, all rights reserved.
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