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Audubon birdwalk along the Río Laja

By Signe Hammer

Great Egret, photo by Bob Graham

Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month. This month, that’s the 15th, the day after tomorrow. With leaders Norman Besman, Bob Graham and Mike Wheatcroft we will head to the bridge over the Río Laja at Montecillo de Nieto, just past the back road into Atontonilco.

Audubon Birdwalk
Sun, Sep 15, 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

From the bridge and along the banks of the river we will look for birds that flourish in a riparian habitat: Green Kingfishers, Snowy Egrets, and Blue or Black-headed Grosbeaks. In the skies we could spot a Crested Caracara or White-tailed Kite, and in the trees nearby we may find our beautiful Red-bellied or Ladder-backed Woodpeckers and Black-vented or Hooded Orioles.

The walk is open to all birders, whether beginning or experienced. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water and a hat. We will have telescopes, a few pairs of binoculars to lend, and Audubon bird guides for purchase. Carpooling is essential, so if you have a car please bring it. Plan to arrive at 7:45am, because we leave promptly at 8am. You will be back about noon, with new entries for your life list and new birding friends.

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