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March 17 Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca

By Signe Hammer, photos by Bob Graham and Wayne Colony

Groove-billed Ani
Photo Credit: Bob Graham
Black-backed Oriole
Photo Credit: Wayne Colony

The March Audubon birdwalk will head to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende, where a tree-lined stream and open farmland provide habitat for a wide variety of songbirds and raptors. With leaders Norman Besman, Bob Graham, Mike Wheatcroft and Signe Hammer we’ll look for lingering winter migrants such as Clay-colored Sparrows and Audubon’s Warblers, as well as such locals as Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Black-backed Orioles, Groove-billed Anis, Cooper’s Hawks and American Kestrels.

Audubon Birdwalk
Sun, Mar17, 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 alike. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water and a hat. Carpooling is essential, so if you have a car, please bring it. Plan to arrive at 7:45, as we leave promptly at 8am. You’ll be back by about noon, with new entries for your life list and new birding friends. For more information, visit our website at:

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