Field Trip: Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
$27 Adult; $10 Youth
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)
Walking, could involve distance but largely flat
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is one of the premier winter birding areas in Northern Sacramento Valley. With its varied habitats, flat hiking trails, viewing hides, and auto loop, viewing the abundant waterfowl and Snow Geese will be spectacular! We will also be looking for wintering raptors, shorebirds, and gulls. We will travel along the 3-mile auto loop and stop at various spots with the breathtaking Sutter Buttes in view. We will end with a walk to the viewing platform to scope the flooded habitat. Target birds will include Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Wigeon, Black-necked Stilt, and Long-billed Curlew to name a few, and we might be just lucky enough to see a Mountain Bluebird. Please bring your binoculars, a lunch, and plenty of water.
Field Trip Leaders
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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Kyle Marsh is a Partner Biologist with Point Blue Conservation Science. He has been researching and identifying birds for the past four years. Kyle has spent the last three years traveling around North America working field biology jobs to gain a deeper understanding of our environment. Now, he works full time monitoring and implementing conservation practices on working lands to help the people and wildlife that share the land.
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