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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

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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

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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 [...]

New Book Highlights Sport Fishing in the Upper Rio Laja Watershed

By Mark Hill Many people may not be aware that the presas in the upper Rio Laja watershed provide some quality sport fishing opportunities. Anglers can catch black bass, tilapia, bluegill, catfish, and crappie in many presas and ponds within easy driving distance of San Miguel de Allende. A new book, A Guide to Sport [...]

Audubon Hosts Birdwalk along the Rio Laja


By Signe Hammer, photo by Wayne Colony Audubon de México leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of each month. This month, that’s on May 20. Each walk heads to one of four different sites within an easy drive from Centro. This Sunday, with leaders Norman Besman and Luke Rich, we’ll bird from and around [...]

Audubon Hosts Bird Walk Along the Rio Laja

By Signe Hammer Join Audubon of México on our April 15 birdwalk. With leaders Luke Rich and Michael Burns, we’ll head to a beautiful spot along the Rio Laja. Last year at this site, we found both lingering winter visitors and year-round avian residents, including beautiful rarities like a painted bunting and a blue mockingbird. Among [...]

Audubon Hosts Birdwalk at Peña Blanca

By Signe Hammer The March Audubon bird walk, led by Luke Rich, Norman Besman, Mike Wheatcroft, Michael Burns, and Signe Hammer, will head to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende. A tree-lined stream and open farmland provide habitat for a rich variety of birds. With Spring here now but not yet up [...]

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