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Birding Beyond the Colors

By April Gaydos

Knowing the names of birds and being able to distinguish between them somehow makes us feel closer to them. To help you learn the names and the individual characteristics of our local birds, Audubon de México bird guide Bob Graham will present “Birding Beyond the Colors” at El Nigromante, Bellas Artes, February 9, at 1:30 pm.

Audubon de México Nature Matters Presentation
“Birding Beyond the Colors”
Tue, Feb 9, 1:30pm
Bellas Artes Auditorium
Hernández Macías 75
415 111 4518
60 pesos (Audubon members free)

A former park ranger and avid photographer, Graham has been studying and enjoying birds for many years. Through photographs, descriptions, and songs, his fascinating and humorous presentation will highlight the clues you need to go from the bright color that catches your eye to naming your bird. Graham will also describe the bird habitats as well as the importance of water in supporting a healthy bird population.

While “Birding Beyond the Colors” is for personal enjoyment, it will also help prepare you to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a four-day citizen-science event February 12–15. Details about this event are in the announcement in this issue. For more information, visit

Graham is a retired senior park interpreter who was responsible for Presentation Programs at Canada’s premier birding hotspot, Point Pelee National Park in extreme Southwestern Ontario, Canada. He has had a long association with Audubon de México as past president and birding committee chair and is currently an active Audubon bird guide extraordinaire.


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