Free and Sovereign State of Aguascalientes

White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis ©T D Rodda Website
Birding Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes is a state of Mexico, situated in the center of the country. The name means “hot waters” in Spanish and originated from the abundance of hot springs in the area. he state is located about 300 miles (480 km) from Mexico City. It covers 5,471 square kilometers (2,112.4 sq mi) and has a little more than one million inhabitants. The state is not heavily populated. However, most of its inhabitants live in the densely populated metropolitan area of its capital city.

The state has a Natural Protected Reserve in the higher mountains called Sierra Fría. The Sierra Fría is a protected area. Located at a height of 2,500 to 3,000 meters (8,200–9,850 ft) above sea level, it comprises oak and pine forests. Its attractions include observing exuberant landscape and wide ravines, in which, there are pumas, lynxes, boar, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, raccoons and many other animals.

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