Field Trip: Winter Raptor Run North

Field Trip: Winter Raptor Run North - Sold Out!

$30 Adult; $15 Youth

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 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


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. Bring water and snacks.

Field Trip Leaders

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 California's Field Technician for Swarovski Optik.

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Steve Abbott

Steve Abbott has enjoyed birding since the age of six. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Steve moved to Sacramento in 1997 and quickly became enamored with California's avifauna. He has led field trips for several birding festivals over the last 25 years and enjoys helping others discover new species. Since becoming a Field Tech for Swarovski Optik several years ago, Steve has been able to share his passion for birds at various festivals across the United States.

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