Winter residents are arriving, while some year-around residents have molted into winter plumage. October arrivals include Lark and Clay-colored Sparrows, with Chipping Sparrows now in winter plumage. On the presa, Ring-necked ducks, Northern Shovelers and both Blue- and Green-winged Teal have been seen, while Ruddy Ducks have molted into winter plumage, called 'eclipse.' Sandpipers and other waders are coming in to the Parque Landeta marsh. Look for more new arrivals in November.
Left: Chipping Sparrow. Photo by Wayne Colony.
The walks are for birders of all levels. They begin at 9:00 a.m. and last about 2 1/2 hours. No reservations needed, and feel free to leave the walk at any time. Please bring binoculars, wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat, and bring water. Signe will meet you after you pass through the Reception area of the Botanical Garden. Cost: 50 pesos for members of either El Charco or Audubon, 80 pesos for non-members of either organization (includes El Charco entrance fee).
Right: Spotted Sandpiper. Photo by Wayne Colony
VISITAS DE OBSERVACIÓN DE AVES
Cada primer y tercer miércoles del mes, 9 – 11h30 am
Wednesday, 18 November, 2009
Cost:80 pesos, members 50 pesos
Contact:El Charco del Ingenio
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