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    March 19 Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca
    
Sun, March 19, 7:45 am-Noon

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By Signe Hammer

The March Audubon birdwalk, led by Luke Rich, Mike Wheatcroft and Signe Hammer, heads 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 the season changing, we’ll look for lingering winter migrants like Lark and Clay-colored Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, as well as spring returnees like Lesser Goldfinches and Northern Rough-winged Swallows.

In the stream, we could still find such wintering ducks as Northern Shoveler and Blue-winged or Green-winged Teal, while along it we’re sure to see a resident Black Phoebe or two. Last year, the trees held some of our more colorful resident songbirds: both Black-headed and Blue Grosbeaks and Black-backed and Hooded Orioles. We’ll likely spot many other locals, such as Cassin’s Kingbird, Great Kiskadee and Loggerhead Shrike.

Last year, a bounty of birds of prey included American Kestrel, Common Raven, Turkey and Black Vultures, Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned Hawks, White-tailed Kite and Crested Caracara.

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 revised Audubon de México bird guide, Birds of San Miguel—with 81 species 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 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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