• Back to the Canyon

    12 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Of all my favorite birding sites, by far the closest to home is la Cañada de los Filtros Viejos (“the Canyon of the Old Filters”, named for structures that once provided water to the city of Morelia). A short walk across the neighborhood, and our urban landscape gives way to riparian forest, followed by everything from cornfields to oaks to temperate thorn forest. If you walk some four miles up the canyon, you even reach a small reservoir with some shorebirds and waterfowl.
    Unfortunately, the Cañada's ease of access also makes it accessible to many other people, who use it to jog, walk...
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