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Audubon Birdwalk along the Rio Laja near Rancho Jaguar

Green Kingfisher

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month—this month, that’s April 17, the day after tomorrow. With leaders Norman Besman and Luke Rich, we’ll head to a particularly beautiful spot along the Rio Laja. We may find Great and Snowy Egrets fishing in the river, along [...]

Sustainable Optimism

Rob Lerner

Green San Miguel By April Gaydos Audubon de Mexico Nature Matters Presentation Sustainable Optimism Tue, Apr 19, 1:30-3pm El Nigromante, Bellas Artes M. Malo Auditorio, Hernández Macías 75 415 111 4518 60 pesos (Audubon members free) Climate change, biodiversity loss, overpopulation, poverty, resource depletion, habitat destruction, ocean acidification, sea level rise—what’s there to be [...]

The Milpa: Linking Health, Nutrition, and Agrobiodiversity


Green San Miguel By Meritxell Solé On Saturday, April 30, we celebrate the Fourth Annual Seed Festival organized by Vía Orgánica in collaboration with the San Miguel de Allende municipality. Join us in this celebration of life, real food, cultural diversity, and traditional knowledge! Seed Festival Sat, Apr 30, 9am–5pm Parque Juárez Through the years, [...]

Close Encounters of the Hummingbird Kind: Repeat Performance!

Broadbilled hummingbird

Green San Miguel By April Gaydos If you didn’t have a chance to attend Audubon’s sold-out Hummingbird Encounter event in March, Sandra Young has graciously volunteered to host a second event at her home on Tuesday, April 12. This event will provide you with a special opportunity to encounter the abundant hummingbirds in her garden [...]

Local Communities Fight Climate Change

Green San Miguel By Hugo Contreras The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CCA), formed by the secretaries of state for the environment of the three signatory countries of the Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte, TLCAN (NAFTA)—Catherine McKenna from Canada, Gina McCarthy from the US, and Rafael Pacchiano Alamán representing Mexico—recently [...]

March 20 Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca

Turkey Vulture

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer, photos by Bob Graham The March Audubon birdwalk heads to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende, with leaders Norman Besman, Bob Graham, Luke Rich, Mike Wheatcroft, and Signe Hammer. A tree-lined stream and open farmland provide habitat for a rich variety of birds. With the season [...]

February 21 Audubon Birdwalk at Tree-lined Río Laja Site

Casin's Kingbird

Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer, photos by Bob Graham Audubon leads a bird walk on the third Sunday of every month—this month it’s February 21. With leaders Bob Graham, Mike Wheatcroft, and Norman Besman, we’ll bird along the Rio Laja near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. In addition to the wooded [...]

The Mysteries of Albatross Flight Through the Eyes of an Oceanographer


By April Gaydos To those that have witnessed it, the spectacular sight of an albatross in flight over the open sea is a captivating experience that takes over the imagination and won’t let go. Gliding, dipping, and looping over the surface of the water, albatrosses can fly for thousands of miles, even around the world, [...]

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, [...]

Come Join the Great Backyard Bird Count


Green San Miguel By Signe Hammer and April Gaydos, photos by Bob Graham The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day event in which, all over the world, people of all ages find and count birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Anyone can take part, from beginners to experts, and [...]

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