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Field Trip: Eagle Roost Safari - Sold Out!

$125 Adult/Youth

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet at (Directions will be emailed to you prior to the Festival.) (Map)

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Eagles, falcons, Burrowing Owls, and more are likely to be seen when you sign up for this spectacular foothill adventure on the 8500-acre private ranch located just minutes from Chico. Nestled in the breathtaking backdrop of the volcanic canyons and buttes of the Sierra/Cascade foothills, you will ride comfortably in the back of an open-air, safari-style vehicle to view and bird your way towards the highlight of the tour, which is viewing the evening arrival of up to 50 Bald Eagles coming to roost after a day of foraging throughout the valley floor. Cozy up by the fire or heater as you enjoy catered appetizers and small seasonal plates featuring local foods and fine beverages with your group of friends to witness this special eagle event.

Guided by Sacramento River Ecotours, these trips are limited to one group of up to 10 per day. These daily excursions begin at 2 pm at the ranch clubhouse and end approximately an hour after dark. All ages are welcome. There are some bumpy ranch roads throughout the tour route; however, there are comfortable cushioned seats for each guest. In the event of wet and rainy conditions, some portions of the tour route will be eliminated if they are too muddy to drive without causing damage to the roads. Should this occur, a short and gentle half-mile walk may be required to reach the eagle viewing site. Come join us for this exciting and exclusive outdoor birding adventure. For more information, call Henry Lomeli at (530) 864-8594. This same trip is offered every day of the Festival.

Field Trip Leaders

Henry Lomeli

A lifetime outdoorsman, Henry Lomeli has been a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for 26 years, responsible for a big range of land in Northern California and often responding to animal control calls ranging from skunks to mountain lions. Twelve years ago, inspired to share his love of the outdoors with others, Henry founded Sacramento River Eco Tours, which takes curious customers on an educational tour down the Sacramento River and Eagle Creek Ranch Eco Tours, safari-style tours, in the beautiful foothills of Northern California. In 2017 he added Sutter Buttes Eco Tours. Henry has also been practicing his survival skills since he was young that he put to use during his appearance as the survival expert on an episode of the Discovery Channel show "Tethered" in 2014. Henry spends his summer on the river and as an actively engaged member of the California outdoor community!

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Lindsay Wood

Lindsay Wood has lead ecotours and backcountry trips throughout the Northstate for the past 13 years. A wildlife ecologist by training, Lindsay has conducted fisheries, avian, and herptile research throughout the Sacramento River Watershed. Lindsay comes to us with a strong background in conservation ecology, outdoor education, and water policy. Lindsay graduated from Chico State's Biological Science program after spending her undergraduate years leading the Hands on Science Lab, surveying the Western Pond Turtle, and studying rainforest conservation at her (other) beloved alma mater, the Universidad de Costa Rica. As a biologist for various studies and projects, Lindsay has been involved with several species level conservation studies including the Greater Sage Grouse, Aechmophorus grebes, Steelhead, Chinook salmon. She currently serves on the Butte County Forest Advisory Committee representing the watersheds of Plumas and Lassen National Forests.

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