By Antonieta Valenzuela /Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
This article was translated by Amairani Márquez and Manuel Eduardo Mendoza
The Ensenada Urban Birds Program (PAU in Spanish) was established in 2018 and is formed by the birdwatching club Los Correcaminos, Contacto Salvaje, Pro Esteros, Investigación Aplicada a Socioecosistemas, and Terra Peninsular.
The objective of the program is to invite people from different cities of Mexico so they participate in citizen science projects to gather data of the birds that live in cities. As part of the alliance, this year the program will offer different events in the following dates:
- Great Backyard Bird Count: Saturday, February 16 from 9:00am to 11:00 am at El Ciprés beach, in front of Pacífica. What is it about?
- Global Big Day: May 4.
- National Urban Bird Count-PAU: from July 12 to July 14.
- World Shorebirds Day: from September 1 to September 7.
- Second anniversary of the Bahía de Todos Santos Shorebird Reserve: September 5.
- 3rd National Meeting of the Urban Birds Program (PAU): from October 27 to October 29.
Peninsular joined the PAU with the objective of promoting the knowledge and
conservation of shorebirds in Bahía de Todos Santos and the bird that can be
watched in the urban area of Ensenada, as well as promoting citizen science by
the use of the eBird
Nationally, this program is coordinated by the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO in Spanish) in conjunction with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In Ensenada, the program is coordinated and represented by Jonathan Vargas, Bird Conservation Projects Associate of Terra Peninsular.