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Field Trip: Oxidation Ponds & Indian Fishery - Sold Out!

$25 Adult; $10 Youth

Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 9:00 am - 1:30 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, which now has limited access to the public. 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 turtles. Bring binoculars, water, & snacks. This trip is also offered on Wednesday and Saturday with different leaders.

Field Trip Leaders

Lisa Winslow

Lisa has a life long love for birds, wildlife and nature. She has been a School Counselor for many years in the Chico community. She often spends her weekends out birding and hiking and is a member of the local Altacal Audubon Society. One of her favorite hot spots in the Chico area is the Oxidation Ponds.

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Diego Bustamante

Diego Bustamante is an avid birder who lives in Paradise. He is 18 years old, and started birding in 2011 at the age of 12, learning to identify birds in his backyard. He has participated in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch (tallying birds in one's yard twice a week during the winter months) for 3 years. Diego has been active with the Altacal Audubon Society for several years, and has begun leading trips for them. Birding is his favorite hobby, but his big passion is music. He is a classical pianist, and is currently pursuing a degree in piano performance.

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