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Field Trip: Feathers, Figs, & Olives - Sold Out!

$35 Adult; $20 Youth

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 8:15 am - 2:30 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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


Here is a unique field trip! First on the menu, taste some figs at Maywood Organic Fig Farm in Corning and take a tour by owner Bob Steinacher. The family's entire operation (orchards, packing, storage, and shipping) and their home are on site. Then take a short stroll through the surrounding orchards and end up at a seasonal creek with riparian habitat. This place is a winter haven for many bird species, which include sparrows, finches, kinglets, towhees, juncos, thrushes, woodpeckers, and even owls and hawks.

After your morning of birding and figs, take the short trip into Corning to the Corning Olive Oil Company. Once there, you will be given a tour and have the opportunity to taste several of their olive oils. Birding will continue on the way back with a stop at Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area to search for the winter birds that take advantage of the towering oaks, grandiose sycamores, and lofty cottonwoods in these healthy habitat areas along the Sacramento River.

Wear good walking/hiking shoes, and bring lunch, water, and binoculars.

Field Trip Leaders

Bob Steinacher

Bob Steinacher has enjoyed watching birds and the wildlife on his family's farm for over 37 years. This year he gets to share them with you.

Bob Steinacher's Events

Bill Frey

Bill Frey generally resides and birds in Carson City, NV. When he is not there, he can sometimes be found wandering the many bird areas of California.

Bill Frey's Events