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Field Trip: Winter Birding in the Foothills

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 8:45 am - 2:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss


Bird the hotspots in one of the least explored areas in our region! You'll hike along the historic Miocene Flume and around Lake Oroville's Parish Cove. The flume trail is gravel with no catwalks, although there are some elevation changes on the trail. Here we should see towhees, woodpeckers, finches, sparrows, titmice, raptors flying above, and maybe the striking Phainopepla and the Rock Wren. Then we'll end the day at Kunkle Reservoir where we can expect to see ducks and Canada Geese on the water; sightings of Western Bluebirds, Red-breasted Sapsuckers, resident hawks; and an assortment of other birds and wildlife. You will be hiking in an area affected by the Camp Fire. Bring a sack lunch and water.

Field Trip Leader

Amy Darwin & Everett Ayers

Amy Darwin & Everett Ayers have lived in Paradise since 2009. Even after backpacking in the Grapevine Mountains of Death Valley and in the redwoods along the North Coast, they still feel they've barely begun to see California. At home, they've identified more than 70 species of birds. They hope to lengthen their list by adding even more native plants to their oak and pine landscape, and by continuing to improve their observation skills.

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