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Field Trip: Bidwell Park's Yahi Trail

$25 Adult; $10 Youth

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss


Bidwell Park is one of the largest city parks in the United States, with a range of habitat types and recreational uses. Starting at Horseshoe Lake, we will hike about 4 miles round-trip of the Yahi Trail along Big Chico Creek. This stretch of rich riparian habitat provides excellent viewing opportunities of many riparian and oak woodland plant and animal species, and it has some of the best winter birding in Bidwell Park. Common sightings include Black Phoebe, Hermit Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Spotted Towhee, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Acorn Woodpecker, and Bushtit. Many other species are possible, and it's always worth a walk down this trail to find out! Wear comfortable hiking shoes and layers, and bring water and snacks. This trip is also offered on Sunday morning with different leaders.

Field Trip Leaders

Carrie Wendt

Carrie Wendt is a Partner Biologist for Point Blue Conservation Science and Natural Resources Conservation Science (NRCS) where she works with private land owners to conserve and improve wildlife habitat on local farms and ranches. Before moving to Chico, Carrie attended graduate school at Humboldt State University studying barn owls in Napa Valley vineyards. She has researched birds all over the western US, China and Kenya.

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Kate Howard

Kate Howard is a Partner Biologist for Point Blue Conservation Science, stationed in the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Yuba City. She went to Humboldt State University for her B.S. where she learned to band (and subsequently love) birds at Humboldt Bay Bird Observatory. She received her M.S. through Tarleton State University (TX) looking at Black-shouldered Kites in sugarcane fields of Swaziland. She has worked in Jamaica, San Francisco, Saipan, Michigan, and Wyoming. When she isn't geeking out on birds, she rides and trains western reined cow-horses.

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