On Sunday, April 16, we’ll head to a particularly beautiful spot along the Rio Laja just outside of Atotonilco, where we will likely see egrets fishing in the river, along with a Green Kingfisher or two. Aloft, we could spot Crested Caracaras, White-tailed Kites, Turkey Vultures or a Common Raven soaring over the meadows.
We’re bound to see such familiar friends as the Black Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher and Curve-billed Thrasher, and we may spot a Blue or Black-headed Grosbeak and Northern Cardinal in the trees. Last year at this time, we saw some lingering winter residents: Lark Sparrow, Spotted Sandpiper and Yellow-rumped Warbler. And the Barn Swallows are back, joined by their Northern Rough-winged cousins.
You don't have to be an expert birder to join in for this morning walk in the countryside. Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and bring water and a hat. We’ll have our newly revised Bird Guide—which focuses on the birds most commonly found in the San Miguel area—for sale. Our guides carry telescopes so that everyone can see distant birds clearly, and we’ll also have a few pairs of binoculars to lend.
Carpooling is essential, so if you have a car, please bring it. Plan to arrive at 7:45, as we leave promptly at 8. You'll be back about noon, with new entries for your life list and new birding friends. Steady rain cancels.
Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month, so mark your calendars and plan to join us for a walk on the wild side!
Sunday, April 16, 7:45 am-12:00 pm
Meets in front of Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20
Members free, non-members 200 pesos or US $15