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  The Bird Walks' Leaders
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Signe Signe Hammer
Began birding in NYC's Central Park in 1996, when she began following the famous Red-tailed Hawk ...
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Norman Norman Besman
Has been a birder since spending the summer of 1972 in the Vermont countryside...

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Bob Bob Graham
Bob's interest in nature began early having in his youth, spent summers canoeing through...

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Michael Wheatcroft

Has been fascinated with birds ever since he found out that his mother was terrified of them!...

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Luke Rich

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

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Audubon Birdwalk along the Rio Laja near Rancho Jaguar
Sunday, Apr 17, 7:45 am-12:30 pm

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With leaders Norman Besman and Luke Rich, we’ll head to a particularly beautiful spot along the Rio Laja. We may find Great and Snowy Egrets fishing in the river, along with a Green Kingfisher or two. Aloft, we could spot a Crested Caracara, a White-tailed Kite, a Turkey Vulture or a Common Raven soaring over meadow vistas.

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Nature Matters Presentation: Sustainable Optimism
Tuesday April 19 1:30 pm – 3 pm

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Climate change, biodiversity loss, overpopulation, poverty, resource depletion, habitat destruction, ocean acidification, sea level rise; what’s there to be optimistic about?

In this wide-ranging presentation, illustrated with slides and video clips, Rob Lerner will share recent developments in renewable energy, regenerative agriculture and other fields that make him hopeful. He’ll also share some novel ideas from leading ecologists on how to think about nature in our post-wild world.

El Nigromante, Bellas Artes, M. Malo Auditorio
Hernández Macías 75
60 Pesos (Audubon Members Free)
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Audubon Special Event: Close Encounters of the Hummingbird Kind
Tuesday, April 26, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Local hummingbird aficionado, Sandra Young has graciously invited Audubon de Mexico to host a special repeat performance of the event we held last month! If you missed the event, we now have another opportunity for you to experience a close encounter with the abundant hummingbirds in her garden and to learn about their natural history, care and feeding, and ways to make our home gardens, patios, or window boxes a haven for hummingbirds.

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Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca
Sunday, March 20, 7:45 am-Noon

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The March Audubon birdwalk heads to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende. with leaders Norman Besman, Bob Graham, Luke Rich, Mike Wheatcroft and Signe Hammer. A tree-lined stream and open farmland provide habitat for a rich variety of birds.

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February 21 Audubon Birdwalk at Tree-lined Rio Laja Site
Sun, Feb 21, 7:45am-Noon

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Audubon leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of every month—this month, that’s the 21st, the day after tomorrow. With leaders Bob Graham, Mike Wheatcroft and Norman Besman 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.



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The Mysteries of Albatross Flight Through the Eyes of an Oceanographer
Wed, Feb 17, 1:30pm

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To those that have witnessed it, the spectacular sight of an Albatross in flight over the open sea is a captivating experience that takes over the imagination and won't let go. Gliding, dipping and looping over the surface of the water, Albatrosses can fly for thousands of miles, even around the world, with hardly a flap of their wings.

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Upcoming Audubon Nature Matters Lecture and Film Series

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Audubon de Mexico is excited to start 2016 with a new home for our Nature Matters series of films, workshops and presentations. Our new location is San Miguel's cultural centerpiece, El Nigromante - Bellas Artes, where in addition to spaces devoted to cultural activities there will soon be a beautiful nature garden created by Audubon for birds, bees and butterflies.

Bird is the word for our January and February Nature Matters presentations that will appeal to anyone who is intrigued by birds - those beautiful, interesting, and sometimes funny creatures who are our closest wildlife neighbor.

Whether you are a novice birder, an old hand, or simply interested in learning more about our local birds, please join us for these presentations and become inspired and uplifted by the human-bird connection.

These presentations coincide and will help you to prepare for two important citizen volunteer research projects: Programa de Aves Urbana, an urban bird census project, and The International Great Backyard Bird Count which takes place on February 12-15.

Your help in counting birds will help scientists understand the global health, distribution and movements of birds, all early warning signs of changes in the environment that affect all living things and will help Audubon develop strategies for reestablishing urban wildlife habitat, through our Nature in the City program, and to monitor our progress over time. Habitat loss, especially in urbanized areas, is one of the greatest challenges to birds and wildlife. While some native and migratory birds can still be observed in our parks and neighborhoods, our goal is to ensure their continued survival and to ultimately attract a greater number of species to our urban landscape to maintain a rich, resilient and healthy place for all of us to live.

More details on these volunteer bird research projects will be available at our events and will be posted to our website.

Click here to view information on our three January and February presentations.

 
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Great Backyard Bird Count

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Birding 101 with Signe Hammer: Getting to Know Our Backyard Birds.
Wednesday, January 27 1:30 pm

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Do you ever wonder about those colorful red or yellow birds in your patio? Want to know the difference between a warbler and a wren, a Kiskadee and a kingbird? Every bird we don’t know is a delightful mystery, and each provides clues to their identities with their colors, shapes, sizes and songs.

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Film Presentation - Birders: The Central Park Effect
Tuesday, February 2nd 1:30 pm

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Birders: The Central Park Effect is an exceptional documentary takes you inside one of the world's most famous urban green spaces, New York City's Central Park, to reveal the amazing variety and numbers of birds and birders that are drawn to the park, especially during the spring and fall migrations. Devoting equal time and affection to the birds and the New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the seasonal rhythms of migration, the film tells a story of humanity, nature and the precarious balance between the two.

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Birding Beyond the Colors
Tuesday, February 9, 1:30 pm

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Birds play many important roles in our environment: pollinating plants, controlling insects, dispersing seeds, and recycling nutrients back into the earth. Their changing patterns of migration and population can tell us about the effects of climate change, water quality, and changes to the landscape that affect not only birds, but people and all living things.

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January 17 Audubon Birdwalk: Bridge over the Rio Laja
Sun, January 17, 7:45 am-Noon

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By Signe Hammer

San Miguel’s own Audubon de México leads a birdwalk on the third Sunday of each month; this month, it’s on the 17th of January. Each walk heads to one of five different sites within an easy drive from Centro. Sunday, with leaders Luke Rich, Norman Besman, Signe Hammer and Mike Wheatcroft, we’ll head to the bridge over the Rio Laja at Montecillo de Nieto, just past the back road into Atontonilco.


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Jump-start the New Year with the Second Annual San Miguel Christmas Bird Count
Sat, Jan 2, 8am

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Come join Audubon de México and kick off the new year with a fun day outdoors! Every year, from mid-December to early January, teams of birders in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America fan out to count, in a single day, all the birds they can find.

This year, San Miguel is counting on January 2.



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