The report from Friday's Birding at Cristiania Park in Chapala
Are you interested in taking a boat, canoe, or kayak trip along the shore of Lake Chapala or making an inventory of the bird life on Mezcala Island?
If you are interested in participating in such an adventure, please let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellow audubonista Chuck Giles and Randy Branch have 6 one-person kayaks and a 4 person canoe for rent at $80 peso per hour. We can also rent a tour launch which holds 9 persons for $300 per hour. Meanwhile, if you want to try it out on your own, contact Randy at 766 1031 to make arrangements to rent the canoe or a kayak.
Birds of Cristiania Park
June 27, 2008 at Cristiania Park in Chapala, a dozen or so birders identified some 28 species of birds. This is twice as many as we saw last year (July 17, 2007.
Here is the list (* indicates seen both years):
Neotropic Cormorant (many in the trees out at the old shoreline)
*Black Crowned Night Heron
White faced Ibis (a dozen or more in flight)
Violet Crowned Hummingbird
*Golden Fronted Woodpecker
*Rufous Backed Robin
*Great Tailed Grackle
Black Vented Oriole
White Collared Seedeater
Watch for our next birding outing to be announced. If you have a favorite nook or cranny for birds and want to share it, please let us know at email@example.com
And ... please register and then login to our Chapala Birding Discussion Forum at avesajijic.com/forum to report your sightings, arrange for birding partners, and to ask/answer birding questions.