$25 Adult; $15 Youth
Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 9:15 am - 12:30 pm
Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)
Walking, could involve distance but largely flat
Bird the hottest birding sites along the Sacramento River, on Chico's River Road. We will be birding around newly-installed Brayton Restoration with chances to see Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, White-breasted Nuthatch, Cedar Waxwing, Lesser Goldfinch, and Fox and Song Sparrows. We will go to 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. Pine Creek Access offers stunning views of the Sacramento River where Pine Creek joins it, with Osprey, Pied-billed Grebes, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Spotted Sandpiper, and maybe a Belted Kingfisher! Bring snacks, water, and binoculars.
Joyce Bond has been an avid birder for more than two decades and is a member of Altacal Audubon Society. She teaches a class called "Birding in the Chico Area" for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSU, Chico, leading birding field trips to locations all around the area and helping students learn how to ID birds from field marks and by ear. She also enjoys painting and photographing birds.
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