Field trips typically last all day with limited restroom stops. Carpooling is encouraged. 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.
Sunday, May 6–Klamath River Field Trip
Join expert birder Joey Russell for this all-day trip down the Klamath River to Happy Camp. The group will drive down the river, stopping to look for birds such as Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Ruffed Grouse, American Dipper, and Bald Eagle. Meet at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Center parking lot at the north end of Yreka at 8:00 a.m. For more information contact Joey Russell at 530 459-5190.
Saturday, May 12–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 a.m. 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, May 26–Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area
This day-long field trip will be held in the Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area, which is part of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. This is a great locale to view various hawks and Golden Eagles. Group leader Joey Russell advises that the trip will involve hiking. Meet at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Center parking lot on the north end of Yreka at 7:30 am. For more information contact Joey at 530 459-5190.
Sunday, June 10 Field Trip–Willow Mountain to Meiss Lake
Expert birder Joey Russell will lead this all-day trip through the Shasta Valley over Willow Creek Mountain to Butte Valley. We will return via Hwy 97. Meet at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Center parking lot on the north end of Yreka at 8:00 a.m. We will focus on mountain species, birding along the way to Martin’s Dairy Camprground and then on to a small pond. We will cross Shovel Creek and then head down into Butte Valley. Target species include warblers, American Dipper, Grey Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, and Evening Grosbeak. For more information contact Joey at 530 459-5190.
Information on additional field trips will be available soon.
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