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Field Trip: Marathon Big Day Birding in Butte County

$35 Adult

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

A true adventure trip, lots of driving and hiking A true adventure trip, lots of driving and hiking


Be prepared for an exciting and exhaustive quest to see the maximum number of northern California bird species possible between dawn and dusk! We’ll go high for species like Evening Grosbeak, Varied Thrush, and White-headed, Hairy and Pileated Woodpecker. At mid-elevation we’ll watch for California Thrasher and Golden Eagle. In the plains we’ll look for Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawks, Burrowing and Short-eared Owl, grebes, and possibly Common Loon. We will also go low for Eurasian Wigeon and other rare waterfowl. Expect more than 100 species on this fun, fast-paced adventure! Bring lunch, water, and binoculars and be prepared to eat in the vehicles while driving to locations. Carpooling is mandatory to keep the number of vehicles to a minimum.

Field Trip Leaders

Liam Huber

Liam Huber started bird-watching at age 5 and has become accomplished at bird identification by sight and by ear. He spends much of his free time…as well as most of his not-free time…photographing and exploring every inch of Butte County.

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Rob Doster

Rob Doster began birding at age 12 and has never stopped. He took his passion for birds and turned it into a career as a Migratory Bird Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a position he has held since 2009. When Rob is not working to manage regional bird populations, he’s off observing and photographing birds all over North America and the world. One of Rob’s favorite birding activities is local “patch” birding, which allows him to better understand and appreciate the changes in bird distribution and abundance across the annual cycle. Rob and his wife have lived in Chico for almost ten years.

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