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Been birding for 40 years in various parts of the world; Australia, South Asia, Eastern Europe and North America...

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    Special Audubon Birdwalk at El Charco del Ingenio
    
Sun, June 19, 8am-11:30am

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By Signe Hammer

With leaders Bob Graham, Mike Wheatcroft and Norman Besman, we’ll head to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende, where open farmland and a tree-lined stream provide habitat for a wide range of raptors and songbirds.

In July, our local birds are still nesting and fledging their young. A highlight of last year’s walk was a pair of Common Ravens feeding their fledgling atop a Cottonwood Tree. We also had great views of a pair of White-tailed Kites and a Crested Caracara, among our handsome resident raptors.

At this site, we have also seen Golden-fronted Woodpeckers flying into nest holes in trees, bearing food for their nestlings, and fledgling Lesser Goldfinches being fed by their parents. We could see juvenile Groove-billed Anis, as well as our colorful Blue Grosbeaks and Black-backed Orioles. We are likely to see all three species of our resident Egret: Great, Snowy and Cattle, as well as Barn and Northern Rough-winged Swallows darting over field and stream.

The walk is open to all birders, beginning and experienced alike. Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and bring water and a hat. We’ll have our recently revised Bird Guide—featuring 81 bird species commonly found in the San Miguel area—for sale. All 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 Birdwalk
Sun, July 17, 7:45 am-Noon
Meets in front of Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20
Bob Graham, 154-9856
Members free, non-members 150 pesos or US $10

 




 
 
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