Field Trip: Birds, River & Riparian Forests at Brayton Restoration

Field Trip: Birds, River & Riparian Forests at Brayton Restoration - Sold Out!

$25 Adult; $10 Youth

Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)

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

Description

Birds and wildlife are right at home in restored riparian areas along the Sacramento River. Join River Partners' biologists as you visit three habitat restoration sites of varying ages, all within a short drive from Chico. During this trip, you'll learn about the project's history and how restored native habitat is essential to birds, wildlife, and flood protection for surrounding communities. We will be hiking around two of these sites with possible sightings including Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, and White-throated Sparrow. Bring snacks, water, and binoculars.

Field Trip Leaders

Kim Armstrong

Kim Armstrong has worked for River Partners as a Restoration Biologist for the last two years. Prior to working with River Partners, she was a Scientific Aid at the Oroville Wildlife Area for 9 years where she got to partake in various wildlife surveys, band ducks and geese, and was in charge of the areas' wood duck box program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science - Ecology, with a minor in Biology, from CSU, Chico in 2019. Her favorite classes were ornithology, waterfowl biology and wetland ecology, entomology and aquatic ecology. She enjoys fly fishing, hiking, backpacking and birding. In her free time, she volunteers with the Audubon Society banding northern saw-whet owls.

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April Damanti

April Damanti obtained a bachelor's degree for wildlife biology from CSU, Chico in 2016. After college, she worked for the United States Forest Service assisting the Mendocino National Forest's Botany and Wildlife programs. While serving the MNF she surveyed for sensitive species such as mountain lady slipper orchid, northern goshawk, and northern spotted owl to name a few. She began her career with River Partners in fall 2021 as a restoration biologist specializing in side-channel restoration.

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Holly Ferrara

Holly Ferrara is a Restoration Biologist for River Partners. She has worked for River Partners for four years. Before that she worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for five years as a Scientific Aid and Turkey Hunt Coordinator. She received her Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Management and Conservation from Humboldt State University in 2013.

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