Audubon Birdwalk along the Río Laja
By Signe Hammer
Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month—this month, that’s the 21st, the day after tomorrow. With leader Norman Besman, we’ll head to the bridge over the Rio Laja at Montecillo de Nieto, just past the back road into Atotonilco.
Sun, Sep 21, 7:45am-noon
Meets in front of Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20
Norman Besman, 152-3644
Members free, non-members 150 pesos or US$15
From the bridge and along the banks of the river we’ll 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, while 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, as we leave promptly at 8am. You’ll be back about noon, with new entries for your life list and new birding friends. Steady rain cancels. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.audubonmex.org.