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PEEC: Los Luceros Birding Trip Oct. 7

on September 26, 2017 - 8:50am

The Rio Grande at Los Luceros. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a special opportunity Saturday, Oct. 7 to go birding at New Mexico Historic Site Los Luceros.

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 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 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, email, or call 505.662.0460.

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