Location: William Pond Park, American River Parkway
Dates: Sundays, December 16, 2018, Jan. 27th and Feb. 10th, 2019
Trips limited to 10 adult participants, and require a minimum of 3 participants: Registration required.
These outings are geared toward people who aren’t yet entirely comfortable joining field trips as well as those who have birded a bit but would like to be better birders. It is not necessary to be an Audubon member to participate.
The field trips will focus on finding and identifying common birds in a variety of habitats, with an emphasis on looking and listening. This walk, covering about a mile and a half, will last about 3 hours and will be led by two or more friendly and experienced Sacramento Audubon trip leaders. You can sign up for just one session, or for more than one.
Register via email to Cathie at email@example.com, (put “Beginning Birder” in the subject line), and give your name, phone number and email address, or phone Cathie at (916) 502-2699, and leave your name and phone number. Following registration you will receive additional information regarding the field trip.
DUCKS (AND MORE) IN SCOPES
Winter wetlands at the Cosumnes Preserve host a wide variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, and other surprises. Here's a great opportunity to work on your wetland bird identification; it's a great trip for families, youth groups and newer birders.
“Ducks In Scopes” is set up at the Cosumnes River Preserve, where from 10am to 2pm CRP docents have a row of scopes set up, including lower ones for children, giving you good views of the many colorful ducks, geese and shorebirds.
Microscopes and hand lens provide close-up looks at “Duck Soup”, dishes of water dipped from the pond full of sand fleas, dragonfly nymphs, rat-tailed maggots and other squiggly things that provide the protein the birds are feeding on.
The Preserve is a quick drive from Sacramento – south on I-5 to Twin Cities Road; left (east) on Twin Cities for 1 mile; then right (south) on Franklin Blvd. The viewing area is in the first parking lot on your right as you drive into the preserve.Steady rain or flooding cancels event.
Come any time between 10am and 2pm on the following dates:
Saturdays: Dec. 15th and 29th; Jan. 12th, 19th and 26th; Feb. 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.
Sundays: Nov. 25th; Dec. 2nd and 9th; Jan. 6th.
Tuesday, January 1st, New Year's Day!
Tips for Beginners
Check out this website for some good tips on how to get started in birding. here