Audubon Birdwalk at Richly Varied Río Laja Site

Green San Miguel

By Signe Hammer, photos by Bob Graham

Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month—this month, that’s the 19th, the day after tomorrow. With leader Mike Wheatcroft, we’ll bird along the Río Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. The varied habitat includes open farmland, big trees, and lots of sky for raptors in addition to the wooded river trail.

Audubon Birdwalk
Sun, Oct 19, 7:45am-noon
Meets in front of Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20
Mike Wheatcroft 152-0775
Members free,
non-members 150 pesos/US$15

Along the river we may see a Green Kingfisher, Green Heron, and a Great or Snowy Egret. Overhead, we could spot a Common Raven, American Kestrel, or Northern Harrier. In the trees, we’re likely to see (and hear) our familiar Vermilion Flycatcher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, House Finch, and Great Kiskadee. Finally, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for early migrants such as Lark Sparrows, Spotted Sandpipers, and Wilson’s or Audubon’s Warblers.

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 8. 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:


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