Monday July 28, 2008
Birding La Finca Tusa, Zirahuén
Molly Hoopes, a botanical illustrator who studies and paints plants in the Lake Patzcuaro area, will lead a bird walk near Lake Zirahuen. You’ll find information, photos and bird list from a previous trip at http://birdpatzcuaro.blogspot.com/2008/07/birding-at-lake-zirahun.html. Note 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).
Patzcuaro Birding Club will leave Patzcuaro at 9:00 AM, and return by 2:00 PM, mas o menos. Again, let’s try to carpool as much as possible. The point of departure will be the street in front of the Policia Federal by the Pemex Station in Patzcuaro.
Thursday July 31, 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Georgia is hosting another hummingbird 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. Refreshments will be served and ample parking is available.
See http://birdpatzcuaro.blogspot.com/2008/07/we-studied-hummingbirds.html and http://patzcuarobirder.blogspot.com/ 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.
Destinations will include:
Cascadas de Tzararacua - Birding & Natural Beauty
Mil Cumbres (SE of Morelia)
Tacambaro - see http://birdpatzcuaro.blogspot.com/2008/07/back-to-rio-corucha-and-arroyo-frio.html - http://birdpatzcuaro.blogspot.com/2008/07/birds-sighted-in-tacambaro-region.html - http://birdpatzcuaro.blogspot.com/2008/07/birding-sites-in-tacambaro-region.html
Please pass the word! Novices and expert birders are welcome.
These outings are free and open to the public.
Inquiries about the Patzcuaro Birding Club
Georgia Conti: http://www.birdingpal.org/Mexico.htm