February 15 Audubon Bird Walk at Tree-lined Río Laja Site
By Signe Hammer, photo by Norman Besman
Come and bird along a leafy trail by the Rio Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. With leaders Norman Besman, Mike Wheatcroft, and Signe Hammer, we’ll look for residents and winter visitors: Green and Belted Kingfishers, Blue and Black-headed Grosbeaks, Lark Sparrows, Wilson’s and Yellow-rumped Warblers. In the sky, we may spot a Cooper’s hawk or Northern Harrier.
Sunday’s bird walk is part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual four-day event in which bird watchers count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. This citizen science is helping scientists protect birds and the environment we all share with them. So we’ll keep track of how many, as well as what birds we find.
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 7:45am, as we leave promptly at 8am. For more information, see the Audubon website at: http://www.audubonmex.org/.