Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Upcoming Birding Events - July 28 & 31, 2008

1. Birding La Finca Tusa Zirahuen
Monday July 28, 2008

Molly Hoopes, a botanical illustrator who studies and paints plants in the Lake Patzcuaro area, will lead us on a bird walk near Lake Zirahuen. Recently, several of us visited her property. You’ll find information and photos from this trip at Be sure to check out our bird list for the day, as well as the photo of the Acorn woodpecker’s granary tree. This outing involves walking/hiking and may require climbing through some barbed wire fences. Bring binoculars, but leave your scope at home - you won’t want to lug it around. Bring nourishments (water and snacks).

We’ll leave Patzcuaro at 9:00 AM, and we’ll be back in Patzcuaro by 2:00 PM, mas o menos.

Again, let’s try to carpool as much as possible, so please let me know if you are willing to drive or want a ride. The point of departure will be the street in front of the Policia Federal by the Pemex Station in Patzcuaro. It will be a safe place to leave vehicles while we’re in Zirahuen. If you need directions to this location, let me know. If you’re in Zirahuen, Santa Clara or another village in the vicinity and need directions to Molly’s property, let me know.

2. Hummingbird Study
Thursday July 31, 4:00 – 6:30 PM

I’m hosting another humming bird study for those of you who couldn’t make the last one and any who want to come again. Location is Corazon de Durazno, about 3 miles south of Patzcuaro on the highway that goes to Santa Clara del Cobre. I’m in Casa 28, which is at the very bottom of the hill. It’s a single story house next to the water treatment facility. Refreshments will be served. Ample parking is available.

Check as well as my archive for more information and photos from the initial hummingbird study. Photographers will like this event. You can get close to the birds without disturbing them.

Please pass the word! Novices and experts are welcome. These events are free and open to the public.

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