Los Luceros Birding Trip

by Staff Reporter / Oct 06, 2017 / comments
The Rio Grande at Los Luceros. Courtesy photo

Los Luceros Birding Trip

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a special opportunity to go birding at New Mexico Historic Site Los Luceros tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 7. The trip will be led by expert birder Joe Fitzgibbon, and is $10 per person for PEEC members and $12 per person for all others. This birding trip is limited to 12 participants, and is expected to fill quickly.

Los Luceros is a local gem of the New Mexico Historic Sites, and was once nominated as an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA). More than 150 bird species have been seen at Los Luceros, though it has rarely, if ever, been opened for birding. Now PEEC and New Mexico Historic Sites have partnered to open the site for this birding tour.

Trip leader Joe Fitzgibbon is a life-long Los Alamos resident with a wide range of interests in the outdoors and the history of this area. He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2013. Fitzgibbon has had the first and only sighting of a California Condor in Los Alamos.

Advance registration is required at www.peecnature.org. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore a new area with easy access to massive old growth cottonwoods and fantastic Rio Grande habitat.

For more information about this and other programs offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org, or call (505) 662-0460.