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Field Trip: Lake Oroville Pontoon Boat Tour

$55 Adult

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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Join us on a leisurely cruise on the world renowned Lake Oroville departing from the Lake Oroville Marina. Start your morning with hot coffee, tea, and assorted rolls. You'll be aboard a deluxe, double-decker, 44-ft patio pontoon boat with upholstered seating, hot water, sink, and restroom.

We'll be exploring the west branch, coves, and the main body of the lake in search of waterfowl and elusive raptors like Osprey, Bald and Golden Eagles, and Peregrine Falcons. Bring your own lunch, water, and binoculars, and dress in warm layers. A boat tour in the winter can be chilly.

Note: Lake Oroville's water level is in constant flux and may be down 200 vertical feet from its nearly 700 foot depth in the winter months.

Field Trip Leaders

Mary Muchowski

Mary Muchowski has worked as a wildlife technician/biologist since 1988 with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She has lived in the Chico area since 1983, and really enjoys the bird-life of the area, especially in the winter! She is currently the Executive Director of the Altacal Audubon Society.

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Mary Wrysinski

Mary Wrysinski is a retired accountant, a California Certified Naturalist, and a member of the Altacal Audubon Society. She began birding in 2008 and has been a member of the Snow Goose Festival steering committee since 2009. One of her goals is assisting people in the appreciation of our local natural resources. The Pacific Flyway is an outstanding example of those resources, and the Snow Goose Festival is a great path to appreciation!

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