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Bird Walk Will Take Advantage of Opportune Moment to Visit the El Charco Preserve

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By Signe Hammer This is an interesting time to visit the El Charco del Ingenio nature preserve. The presa (reservoir) there generally dries up in the spring and refills very quickly when the summer rains come. But while it’s dry, one can walk right across the floodplain. And so Audubon de México’s June bird walk [...]

March Audubon Birdwalk Takes Place at Peña Blanca

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By Signe Hammer On this month’s Audubon de México bird walk on March 17, we’ll head to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende. Luke Rich, Bob Graham, Norman Besman, and Signe Hammer will lead the walk. Open farmland and a tree-lined stream provide habitat for a rich variety of birds. Spring migration [...]

Audubon de México Hosts Bird Walk and The Great Backyard Bird Count in February

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By Signe Hammer Come help count the world’s birds! This month, Audubon de México combines its regular bird walk with the annual international citizen-science event, The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Walk with Audubon and make your birds spotted count for science! On Sunday, February 17, walk with leaders Luke Rich, Norman Besman, Michael Burns, [...]

Audubon Bird Walk to Take Birders Across the Rio Laja

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By Signe Hammer San Miguel’s bird walk and conservation organization, Audubon de México, leads a bird walk on the third Sunday of every month at one of four different sites within an easy drive from Centro. On this coming week’s walk, leaders Luke Rich, Norman Besman, Michael Burns, and Signe Hammer will take participants over [...]

Audubon Hosts Birdwalk at Peña Blanca

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By Signe Hammer This Sunday’s Audubon birdwalk is a special one. Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende Dam, is one of Audubon de México’s three Christmas Bird Count sites, and Sunday is our count day. From Canada to South America, thousands of birders team up between mid-December and early January each year [...]

Outdoor Fun for Science in the Fifth Annual San Miguel Christmas Bird Count

By Signe Hammer Come spend a fun morning outdoors with Audubon de México as thousands of birders from Canada to South America participate in the longest-running citizen science survey in the world to count birds. For 119 years, birders all over the Americas have been teaming up to count birds between mid-December and early January. San [...]

September 23 Audubon Birdwalk Along the Rio Laja

By Signe Hammer Photo Credits: Bob Graham Join Audubon de México for a birdwalk on Sunday, September 23! With leaders Norman Besman, Luke Rich, and Michael Burns, we’ll head to the bridge over the Rio Laja at Montecillo de Nieto, just past the back road into Atotonilco. (In case you noticed, yes, it’s the fourth [...]

River, Trees, Fields, and Ruins Part of Next Audubon Bird Walk

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By Signe Hammer Photo Credit: Bob Graham and Minette Layne Join leaders Norman Besman and Michael Burns this Sunday for a bird walk along the Rio Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. In addition to the wooded river trail, we’ll find farmland with big trees and lots of sky for raptors. [...]

July 15 Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca

By Signe Hammer, photo by Bob Graham Join Audubon de México Sunday, July 15, for its monthly birdwalk. We’ll head to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende, with leaders Luke Rich, Mike Wheatcroft, Norman Besman and Michael Burns. Expect to find both open farmland with big trees and a tree-and-bush-lined stream—habitat that [...]

Upcoming Special Audubon Birdwalk at El Charco del Ingenio

By Signe Hammer Please note the special meeting place and time for this event. To accommodate the annual Locos Parade, on Sunday, the day after tomorrow, Audubon de México’s June birdwalk will meet at 8 am inside the main entrance of San Miguel de Allende’s beautiful botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. Cabdrivers will know [...]

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