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Next Bird Walk Monday, August 31, at 8.30 a.m.
Join leader Sally Pachulski on the next bird walk in Riberas del Pilar. Expect to see lesser goldfinches, white collared seedeaters, various wrens, rufous-backed thrushes (robins), neotropic comorants and black-crowned night herons. At about 10.30 we will go for breakfast at Mom's Resaurant at the east end of Riberas to complete the bird list.
How to get there: Go east from Ajijic about 2 mi (4km) to Riberas, turn right towards the lake at the Seven-Eleven store (this is Calle San Mateo), and park where this street meets the lake, three short blocks from the carretera.
Brown Pelicans Reported for Second Time this Year
We have received a report from Terry Pitzner, who lives on the shoreline of San Juan Cosala, of the sighting of several Brown Pelicans on three separate days at the beginning of August. This follows a similar series of sightings reported in the second week of April by Reta Bray who lives on the shore in El Chante. It seems that in each case the bird's location on any day was not predictable, and they did not stay very long. (Brown Pelican photo by Vince Gravel)
Report on August 12 Bird Walk
Eleven birders joined leader Don Bell at La Christina. Thirty one species were identified as listed below:
Ani, groove-billed Bushtit Cormorant, neotropic Cowbird, bronzed Dove, Inca Egret, great Egret, snowy Finch, house Flycatcher, social Flycatcher, vermilion Goldfinch, lesser Grackle, great-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Heron, great blue Heron, tricolored Hummingbird, violet-crowned Ibis, white-faced Kiskadee, great Mockingbird, blue (heard) Shrike, loggerhead Sparrow, house Sparrow, stripe-headed Swallow, barn Swallow, northern rough-winged Tanager, western Thrush, rufous-backed Towhee, canyon Woodpecker, golden-fronted Wren, Bewick's Wren, canyon Wren, spotted