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Field Trip: Oxidation Ponds & Indian Fishery

$22 Adult; $10 Youth

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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


This field trip will visit two of Chico’s best birding sites and is appropriate for beginning to advanced birders. First we will explore the Oxidation Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary at the City of Chico Wastewater Treatment Plant. We’ll spend a couple of hours walking the levees around the ponds where we hope to find many species of migrating waterfowl as well as resident birds and mammals. We will then go over to the Indian Fishery Day Use Area of Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park. There the half-mile trail winds through an oak woodland forest adjacent to an oxbow lake. Woodpeckers abound along with many other woodland and aquatic birds. If we are lucky we may also see River Otter, Beaver, and Pond Turtles. Bring binoculars. This trip is also offered on Wednesday afternoon with different leaders.

Field Trip Leaders

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher is a past Vice President and Treasurer of Altacal Audubon Society. He has been involved in the long-term monitoring of Northern Saw-Whet Owls at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve since 2005 and has held a federal bird banding permit since 2008. Currently Mike spends much of his time traveling and birding in Central America.

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Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson is a former Altacal field trip coordinator and has been active in Altacal since 2007.

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