May 18 Audubon birdwalk at richly varied Río Laja site

By Signe Hammer, photos by Wayne Colony

Green Kingfisher

With leaders Luke Rich and Mike Wheatcroft, we’ll walk along a tree-shaded trail by the Río Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. Along the river, we’ll look for green kingfishers, green herons and egrets. In the trees, we may spot blue- and black-headed grosbeaks, as well as such lingering warblers as common yellowthroats or Audubon’s yellow-rumped. We’re sure to see our familiar vermilion flycatcher, golden-fronted woodpecker and great kiskadee. Over the nearby farm fields we may spot an American kestrel or white-tailed kite.

Audubon Birdwalk
Sun, May 18, 7:45am-noon
Meets in front of Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20
Luke Rich, 152-6793
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 8am. For more information, see the Audubon website at:


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