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Birding 101: everything you always wanted to know about birds

By Signe Hammer

Do you ever wonder about those colorful red or yellow birds in your patio? Want to know the difference between a warbler and a wren, a kiskadee and a kingbird? Every bird we don’t know is a delightful mystery, and birds provide clues to their identities with their colors, shapes, sizes and songs. Come and explore, through full-color photos and recorded songs of birds commonly found in and around San Miguel, the many ways we can use our eyes and ears to identify them.

Audubon Presentation
Birding 101
By Signe Hammer
Tue, Feb 4, 3pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Relox 50A
Donation 60 pesos
(Audubon Members Free)

Birding 101 is the first of two birding presentations by Audubon this month, in preparation for the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 14-17. On those four days, birders all over the world will be counting the birds in their yards and local parks. Their information, submitted to the eBird online database maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the US National Audubon Society, will help conservationists, biologists and others better understand the health, distribution and movements of bird populations around the globe.

This year, Audubon de México is joining in this wonderful exercise in citizen science, and welcomes the participation of residents and visitors alike. Come find out more on the 4th!

This presentation is for anyone who’s intrigued by those beautiful, interesting, sometimes funny creatures, birds—whether you’re a non-birder, a beginner or an old hand.

Signe Hammer leads birdwalks for Audubon and El Charco. She has been birding in and around San Miguel since 1995, and is thrilled to be able to share her fascination with birds.


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