Audubon conducts a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month--in October, it's the 18th, this very Sunday, when Norman Besman and Signe Hammer will take all you aficionados de aves on a walk at the Charco del Ingenio, where many interesting birds are always flitting about, especially in the early morning. Recent sightings have included blue grosbeaks, black-crowned night-herons, and a northern bobwhite, and just the other day at the Charco, Mr. Besman sighted an American Kestrel, 'as good-looking a bird as there is,' he said. Recent rains may even have encouraged water-birds.
So, to catch a glimpse (and more) of some spectacular birds and join this month's Audubon walk, meet Norman, Signe and maybe returning Bob Graham, at the entrance to the Instituto Allende on the Ancha San Antonio at 7:45 am on Sunday morning. As the sun rises higher and higher, you'll be a happier person if you've brought a hat and water. Cars will be available, but if you come by one that can be shared, it will be very much welcomed, and it's an easy drive to the starting point. Or, if you prefer, grab a cab and meet at the entrance of El Charco.
If you have binoculars to bring, they too would be helpful. Audubon bird guides and butterfly guides will be avaiable for purchase. The walk is free for Audubon members and 100 pesos for others. And that's all there is to it. You'll be back by about noon, with new entries for your life list and new friends in the world of birding. People with questions may call Linda Whynman at 152-2139.
Sunday, 18 October, 2009
Cost:100 pesos, miembros gratis
Phone: 152 2139
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