Field Trip: Raptor Run Cottonwood/Nelson South of Chico

Field Trip: Raptor Run Cottonwood/Nelson South of Chico - Sold Out!

$25 Adult; $10 Youth

Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)

Walking, could involve distance but largely flat Walking, could involve distance but largely flat


The Northern Sacramento River Valley hosts a large assortment of raptors that during our relatively mild, wet winters is augmented by an almost equally large contingent of wintering species, some of which exploit our fantastic cohort of wintering waterfowl and others the vast expanses of grasslands and fallow ag lands. January is one of the best months for raptor viewing in Butte County; accordingly, we will caravan southward along Hwy 99 to the environs south of Chico to seek as many of these birds of prey as we can. Target species include Bald and Golden Eagles, Peregrine and Prairie Falcons, Merlin, Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawks, and Burrowing Owl. Dress for potentially cold, wet weather; bring a scope if you have one; and binoculars are a MUST. This trip is also offered on Thursday and Saturday with other leaders.

Field Trip Leader

Ken Sobon

Ken Sobon is an avid birder, field trip leader, Vice President of Altacal Audubon Society and is the Northern California representative on Audubon California board of directors. He has worked the last 11 seasons volunteering and assisting and is now the Director of the Northern Saw-whet Owl fall migration monitoring project. In addition Ken has been a science teacher to middle school students in Oroville since 1995. He has shared his love of science and birding with his students both in the classroom and in field.

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