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    Audubon GBBC Birdwalk
    
Sun, Feb 19, 7:45am-Noon

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Audubon Birdwalk at Tree-lined Rio Laja Site

Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of each month. This month, with leaders Luke Rich, Norman Besman and Signe Hammer, we’ll bird along the Rio Laja, near the bridge on the new road to Guanajuato. In addition to the wooded river trail, the varied habitat includes open farmland with big trees, and lots of sky for raptors. We’ll look for both residents and lingering winter visitors.

Along the river, we might see a Killdeer, resident Green or wintering Belted Kingfisher, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron or any of our big, long-legged waders, including Great and Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron or White-faced Ibis. We could also spot American Coots, and ducks such as Northern Shoveler and Green-winged Teal. Last year, we saw a rare Tricolored Heron.

In the trees and bushes, we’re likely to see (and hear) our colorful Great Kiskadee, Cassin’s Kingbird, and Vermilion Flycatcher, as well as Groove-billed Anis, Chipping Sparrows and Golden-fronted Woodpeckers. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for such winter visitors as Lark or Clay-colored Sparrows, Spotted Sandpiper, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Wilson’s or Yellow-rumped Warblers. Rare sightings last year included Eurasian Collared-dove and Northern Bobwhite.

We’ll keep an eye on the sky, too: last year at this site we saw Common Ravens, Turkey Vultures, an American Kestrel, a Crested Caracara, White-tailed Kite and Red-shouldered, Coopers and Sharp-shinned Hawks.

The walk is open to all birders, beginning and experienced alike. Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and bring water and a hat. 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 GBBC Birdwalk
Sun, Feb 19, 7:45am-Noon
Meets in front of Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20
Signe Hammer, (044) 415-111-7638
Members free, non-members 200 pesos or US $10

 




 
 
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