Field Trip: Hooker Oak & Five Mile Loop

Field Trip: Hooker Oak & Five Mile Loop

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)

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


The levee at Hooker Oak Park is one of the best places in the area to find Phainopeplas! Other birds here may include Cedar Waxwing, Western Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Bewick's Wren, Cooper's Hawk, and a variety of Woodpeckers and Sparrows. We'll walk atop the levee through scenic woodlands and cross over the creek to the Five Mile Recreation Area, where we may see Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted Sapsucker, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Red-shouldered Hawk. We'll return on a different path through the woods, giving us additional birding opportunities. Bring snacks, water, and binoculars.

Field Trip Leader

Joyce Bond

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.

Joyce Bond's Events