Field trips typically last all day with limited restroom stops. Carpooling is required. Bring food, water, binoculars, field guides and comfortable shoes. Dress in layers appropriate for the weather. Participants will have a special opportunity to view unique bird species in their habitats. The trip leaders are highly experienced volunteers and know where to find common and more unusual birds.
Saturday, April 8–Weeds to Native Plants Event 8:30 am-1:00 pm
With the support of numerous local organizations our chapter will hold the second annual “Let’s Pull Together” day on Saturday, April 8. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 am at the Mt. Shasta City Park upper lodge for registration and snacks, then head to several locations to pull invasive plants. Bring gloves and tools such as shovels and weed removal forks. Extractigators and trucks will be used for larger plants. Work will continue until 1:00 when everyone will reconvene at the park for lunch and prizes. For more information contact Rebeca Franco at 530-605-9148 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 6–Klamath River Field Trip
This trip down the Klamath River to Happy Camp will be led by Bob Claypole, author of Klamath River Bird Finder. Meet at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Center parking lot at the north end of Yreka at 7:30 am. Bring food, water, binoculars, sunscreen, and a field guide for this all day trip. For more information contact Bob Claypole, (530) 598-2454.
Saturday, May 13–International Migratory Bird Day Field Trip
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a field trip in the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area led by local biologists and birding experts. The trip will begin at 7:30 am and will combine driving and short walks. From Montague proceed 1.5 miles east on Ball Mountain/Little Shasta Road to the Wildlife Area headquarters. For more information contact Sam Cuenca at 530 468-1207.
Saturday, June 17–McCloud River
This field trip will be led by experienced birder Joey Russell. Target species include Fox Sparrow (Thick-billed), Green-tailed Towhee, Chipping Sparrow and MacGilivray’s Warbler. Meet at Raven Tree Bird and Nature Shop in the Mt. Shasta shopping center at 7:30 am. We will carpool and stop to look for birds near the summit of Highway 89, and then proceed to the McCloud River lower falls. For more information contact Joey at 530 459-5190.