March 18 Audubon Birdwalk along the Rio Laja

By Signe Hammer

With leaders Bob Graham, Norman Besman and Signe Hammer we’ll head to the bridge over the Rio Laja at Montecillo de Nieto, just past the back road into Atontonilco. From the bridge and along the banks of the river we’ll look for birds that flourish in a riparian habitat— green and belted kingfishers, blue and black-headed grosbeaks, groove-billed anis, and warblers such as the common yellowthroat. The surrounding wooded fields attract raptors like the northern harrier and white-tailed kite, as well as ladder-backed woodpeckers and black-backed orioles.

Sun, Mar 18, 7:45am-12pm,  meets in front of Instituto Allende,  Ancha de San Antonio 20,  members free, non-members 150 pesos or US$15

The walk is open to beginning and experienced birders. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water and a hat. Carpooling is necessary, so if you have a car, please bring it. Plan to arrive at 7:45am, as we leave promptly at 8. Questions? Call Bob at 154-9856 or Norman at 152-3644.


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