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Field Trip: Colusa National Wildlife Refuge & Vicinity

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 9:00 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

Here's a guided trip that offers spectacular opportunities to see the wintering waterfowl along the Pacific Flyway! The Colusa NWR has a three-mile auto tour loop and an observation deck that offers great viewing and photography, with huge numbers of White-fronted, Ross's, and Snow Geese, along with ducks such as Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Cinnamon Teal, and Northern Shoveler. We may also see grebes, herons, egrets, bitterns, shorebirds, and other waterbirds including Soras and Wilson's Snipe. There's also a roost site here with 150 - 200 Black-crowned Night-Herons. Then we'll view waterfowl from the road at Delevan NWR and stop at some other local sites, depending on where the birds are, including the Vermilion Flycatcher if it comes back to the Maxwell Cemetery this winter. Bring water, binoculars, and a lunch.

Field Trip Leaders

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson is a retired high school biology teacher with a life-long interest in nature. A member of Altacal Audubon Society since retirement, she enjoys learning from experienced birders. She has assisted in the grebe survey at the Thermalito afterbay, the birding class of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico, and the Northern Saw-whet Owl banding project.

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Joyce Bond

Joyce Bond has been an avid birder for more than two decades and is a member of Altacal Audubon Society. She teaches a class called "Birding in the Chico Area" for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico, leading birding field trips to locations all around the area and helping students learn how to ID birds from field marks and by ear. She also enjoys painting and photographing birds.

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