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Field Trip: Coast Range Foothills via Newville Road - Sold Out!

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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

Description

Interesting geology, an old cemetery, and amazing pastoral views are what are in store for you when we explore the Newville area in the Coast Range Foothills. Our first stop will be at the Black Butte Lake overlook to search for waterfowl, and then we'll continue on Newville Road into the foothills. The oak savanna and open grasslands are excellent places for all raptors, Lewis's Woodpecker, and Mountain Bluebird. We will also take a short hike in the chaparral foothills to enjoy the views and look for Mountain Quail, and California Thrasher. Wear hiking shoes and bring water, lunch, and binoculars.

Field Trip Leaders

Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson has been a long time board member of the Altacal Audubon Society, and he has coordinated the Oroville and Chico Christmas Bird Counts.

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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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