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Field Trip: Oxidation Ponds & Indian Fishery - Sold Out!

$25 Adult; $10 Youth

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Walking, could involve distance but largely flat Walking, could involve distance but largely flat


This field trip will visit two of Chico's best birding sites and is appropriate for beginning to advanced birders. First we will explore the Oxidation Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary at the City of Chico Wastewater Treatment Plant, which now has limited access to the public. We'll spend a couple of hours walking the levees around the ponds where we hope to find many species of migrating waterfowl as well as resident birds and mammals. We will then go over to the Indian Fishery Day Use Area of Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park. There the half-mile trail winds through an oak woodland forest adjacent to an oxbow lake. Woodpeckers abound along with many other woodland and aquatic birds. If we are lucky we may also see river otter, beaver, and turtles. Bring binoculars, water, & snacks. This trip is also offered on Friday and Sunday with different leaders.

Field Trip Leader

Ross Schaefer

Ross Schaefer has enjoyed nature from a young age. He decided he wanted to be an Ornithologist at 6 years old, and hasn't stopped birding since. Quite the world traveler, Ross has a lot of birding knowledge to share from around the world. He especially loves pelagic birding, and is currently a student at Chico State, studying Biology, of course.

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