If you have questions regarding field trips or would like to check the status of trips in case of unfavorable weather conditions, please call the trip leader. If he/she cannot be reached, call the scheduler. Trips geared for beginners are highlighted in red. To get directions, you can also use the Birding Sites Map. Due to insurance requirements, Sacramento Audubon leaders are not allowed to organize carpools. Participants are, however, encouraged to voluntarily share rides. Any carpool arrangements are private arrangements between the driver and the passengers. Drivers must carry adequate insurance coverage. Please be courteous and share gas expenses with the driver.
Saturday, September 1, 7:30am River Bend Park Leader: Cathie LaZier, 457-6882 firstname.lastname@example.org Meet Cathie at the 1st parking lot on your right, just past the entrance kiosk. We’ll walk through the oak woodland, looking for resident small woodland birds and woodpeckers as well as returning migrants. Vinegar Weed, an interesting native plant, may be in bloom. At the river we should see herons, yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpipers and possibly a kingfisher. Walk will end by noon, and it’s a great walk for beginners. From Folsom Blvd., between Bradshaw and Mather Field Road, take Rod Beaudry Drive north into the park, (formerly called Goethe Park). A Sac County Park Pass or $5 entry fee is required for all vehicles. As it is the Labor Day weekend the entry fee may be higher.
Sunday, September 2, 6:30am to mid-afternoon Alpine County Leader: Chris Conard, 203-1610 email@example.com The county with the smallest human population in the state has a lot to offer in terms of birds and scenery. We'll visit a mix of habitats, including coniferous forests, lake shores, and sagebrush flats, looking for migrating and lingering songbirds, woodpeckers, raptors and waterbirds. Expect several short walks at mid-elevation. FRS radios could be especially helpful on this trip. Meet in the Raley’s parking lot in El Dorado Hills. From Hwy 50 east take Exit #30B; turn right on El Dorado Hills Blvd. and go north under the freeway to the shopping center on your right. Meet at the far north end of the parking lot.
Saturday, September 8, 7am Schollenberger Park/Ellis Creek, Petaluma Leader: Scott Hoppe, 835-8471 firstname.lastname@example.org This area can be very productive for waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls and other water-loving species. Many interesting birds can turn up in the fall. Last year, we had Pacific-golden Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper and Baird's Sandpiper among the many other birds attracted to this location. We will stop along the way at the wetlands on Highway 37. Meet Scott at the Park and Ride off of I-80 in West Sacramento. From Sacramento, take the West Capitol Ave. Exit #81; turn left at the light and then left again into the Park and Ride lot.
Sunday, September 9, 7:30am Sailor Bar, American River Parkway Leader: Mark Martucci, 833-6722 email@example.com Mark will lead you on a morning walk to one of his favorite spots along the American River Parkway. You will see a nice variety of resident birds and maybe some surprises. Meet Mark at the boat launch parking area at the very end of the entrance road. Sailor Bar is at the south end of Illinois Avenue, off Winding Way, just west of Hazel. A Sac County Park Pass or $5 entry fee is required for all vehicles.