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Field Trip: Tundra Swan Viewing -- District 10 (includes lunch) - Sold Out!

$32 Adult; $12 Youth

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Mostly birding by car and/or easy walking Mostly birding by car and/or easy walking

Description

Drive from Chico to Marysville and stop at District 10 where traditionally hundreds of large Tundra Swans can be seen. Swan viewing will be mainly from the sides of backcountry roads -- the walking will be very limited. We will stop at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Mathews who will offer us lunch and a presentation on the benefits of rice farming for wildlife. Bring binoculars and spotting scopes if you have them.

Field Trip Leaders

Dale Whitmore

Dale Whitmore was a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for 37 years. He retired in 2014 and continues to lead wildlife projects with youth organizations and the public on both public and private lands in the Marysville-Yuba City area. He can be contacted at 530 635-0046.

Dale Whitmore's Events

Charlie Mathews

Charlie Mathews and his family have been farmers in the area north of Marysville for multiple generations. He and family members are leaders in the rice industry and waterfowl conservation.

Charlie Mathews's Events