Audubon Birdwalk at tree-lined Río Laja site

By Signe Hammer
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Photo Credit: Bob Graham
American Kestrel
Photo Credit: Wayne Colony

Come and bird along a leafy trail by the Río Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. With leaders Luke Rich, Norman Besman, Bob Graham, Signe Hammer and Mike Wheatcroft, we’ll look for wintering and year-around residents, such as Green and Belted Kingfishers, Blue and Black-headed Grosbeaks, Green Herons, and a variety of egrets, as well as Lark and Clay-colored Sparrows, Wilsons and Yellow-rumped Warblers, and our familiar Golden-fronted Woodpeckers and Great Kiskadees. In the sky over the nearby farm fields we may spot a Crested Caracara, Northern Harrier or American Kestrel.

Audubon Birdwalk
Sun, Feb 17, 7:45am-noon
Meets in front of Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20
Bob Graham, 154-9856
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 7:45, as we leave promptly at 8. For more information, see the Audubon website at:

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