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

$25 Adult; $10 Youth

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:30 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 Saturday and Sunday with different leaders.

Field Trip Leaders

John (JT) Lewis

JT is an avid local and county birder, and an Old School Altacal Audubon member.

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Mike Skram

Mike Skram is a long time Butte County birder. He has spent many years birding the Chico Oxidation Ponds and Indian Fishery areas.

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