Field Trip: Winter Raptor Run North of Chico

Field Trip: Winter Raptor Run North of Chico - Sold Out!

$22 Adult; $10 Youth

Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)

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

Description

We will explore some of the grasslands in Butte and Tehema counties favored in winter by Ferruginous, Rough-legged and Red-tailed Hawks, and Bald and Golden Eagles. On this trip we will not just tick off birds, but we will study hunting behaviors, and plumage differences. With binoculars and spotting scopes, we will pay attention to structural differences between species and discuss why some raptors have special features. Why do some raptors and not others have feathered legs? By the end of the trip, everybody will know and appreciate more about each species.

Field Trip Leader

Bruce Webb, Swarovski Optik Field Tech

When Bruce Webb was a student at Chico State, he worked with Tim Manolis to write the "Annotated List of Birds of Butte County." Currently, he is Californias Field Technician for Swarovski Optik.

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