Lesser goldfinch. Photo by Dave Yeamans
One of the best ways to begin bird watching is by looking for the birds seen and heard every day.
To help beginning birders recognize some of the species living in Los Alamos, long-time Los Alamos resident and bird watcher Joe Fitzgibbon is leading a three-mile hike at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 10.
Adults and children who can hike quietly are welcome to attend. This is the perfect opportunity to spot, identify and admire local species of birds. Potential sightings may include white-throated swifts, red-tailed hawks and sapsuckers.
Fitzgibbon has always been passionate about the outdoors and the history of Los Alamos. Aside from working at Los Alamos National Laboratory until 2013, he holds the first and only sighting of a California Condor in Los Alamos.
This hike is limited to 12 people, so register now to save a spot. Admission costs $5/non-member and $0/member.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.