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Field Trip: Cranes, Raptors, & Waterfowl - Sold Out!

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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See hundreds of magnificent Sandhill Cranes, flying winter raptors of open grasslands, and thousands of ducks, geese and swans as you visit new locations to view them. We will take to the back roads of Chico and beyond, getting up close and personal to see the cranes dance and eagles, hawks, and falcons soar! Then we'll visit the Cole Farm where a beautiful marsh and wetlands surround their property and thousands of waterfowl feel quite at home. Please bring lunch, snacks, water, binoculars, and a scope if you have one, and wear layered clothing for winter wear.

Field Trip Leaders

Ian Gledhill

Ian Gledhill is the lead naturalist at Shady Creek Outdoor School where he leads birding adventures every week. While Ian is deeply interested in all things in nature, birds are his passion. Ian travels throughout California chasing rarities, and trying to pump up his life list. While well-versed in birds throughout California, Ian's favorite areas to bird are both Humboldt and Yuba Counties, where he has spent a majority of his life. He loves birding by sound and sharing his passion with those he encounters. Ian looks forward to finding any unusual birds that might be in the area during Snow Goose Festival and getting as many species as possible on his trips.

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Pamela Waldsmith

Pamela Waldsmith enjoys a variety of interests: birding; hiking; yoga; kayaking; painting; travel; local, national, and world affairs; reading; pickleball; and photography. As an educator of thirty-five years, she most enjoyed teaching science and expanding her young students' educational experience through field trips. Fueled by her passion for science, she coached her students for the annual Nature Bowl, a fun environmental competition, with her students often placing very high in the final state competition. Since her retirement, she misses the youngsters yet has had more time to pursue her many interests, and she continues learning every day in new ways.

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