Field Trip: Oxidation Ponds & Washout

Field Trip: Oxidation Ponds & Washout - Sold Out!

$25 Adult; $10 Youth

Friday, Jan 28, 2022 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (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 Washout to see if we can find some diving ducks and maybe some shorebirds. If we are lucky we may also see a river otter or beaver. Bring binoculars, water, & snacks.

Field Trip Leader

Mary Muchowski

Mary Muchowski has worked as a wildlife technician/biologist since 1988 with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She has lived in the Chico area since 1983, and really enjoys the bird-life of the area, especially in the winter!

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