November 9, 2008 San Nicholas Road. We rounded up at Cristiania Park in Chapala and headed out the road to Mezcala on the segment to San Nicholas.
This was one of our most productive and enjoyable birding outings in quite some time. With the Lake at historic high levels the birds are concentrated in flooded pastures along the north shore east of Chapala on the road to San Nicholas.
The weather was delightful -- 72 and sunny.
Many people convey their gratitude to our Lead Birder Vince Gravel and to Stan Dunn for locating several sites along the Ribiera with excellent parking for a dozen cars. To that I would add special thanks to Supporting Bird Leaders Tom Holeman, Stan and Darnell Dunn, Don Bell, and Jeanne Greene.
AND ... a magnificent but, as yet unidentified lizard. Jeanne Green nominates the specimen with black head and belly and a green back and sides as a Sceloporus horridus horridus" aka the Horrible Spiny Lizard. T She has a colony of them near her house. For more information see: www.vivanatura.org
Any other nominations? Let us know what you think it is.
Thanks for joining us for birding adventures.
Next up Nov 18 Cristiania Park 8 am Dec 17 Bird Identification Workshop Dec 18 Third Annual Official Audubon Christmas Bird Count