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.
Field Trips for Sep 1- 19, 2010. Scheduler: Mark Cudney, 987-2422, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 1 Evening Beaver Walk Leader: Jack Hiehle, 967-0777 Beaver walks end with the coming of autumn so donít miss these last opportunities to go out with Jack and find beavers. Jack has never had a trip without at least one beaver, and frequently he also finds otter and muskrat. Herons and egrets, Black Phoebes and other birds are also active in the cool of the evening. Give Jack a call to learn the meeting time and place for this trip. Sunday, September 5, 6am Pt. Reyes for Vagrants Leader: Scott Hoppe, 835-8471, email@example.com Birding the coast can be very productive this time of year, for both regular migrants and more uncommon birds. Scott is an expert birder who can sort out that confusing fall warbler. Be prepared for several miles of walking. Bring lunch and liquids for a full day of birding. Meet Scott at the Park & Ride off 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 & Ride lot. Saturday, September 11, 7:30am Reichmuth Park Leader: Tim Manolis, 485-9009, firstname.lastname@example.org Join Tim at the park entrance on Gloria Drive and 43rd Avenue at 7:30am. In the past Tim has found many uncommon birds in Reichmuth Park. The lerps on the large eucalyptus tree are particularly attractive to a wide variety of birds. Tim will be looking for fall migrants, warblers, vireos and flycatchers. This is a good chance to work on identifying birds in confusing fall plumage, and Tim has the expertise to do it. Sunday, September 12, 8am Sunrise Area, 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. From Highway 50, drive north on Sunrise Blvd.; turn left on Fair Oaks Blvd. and take the first left on Pennsylvania. There is a $5 per car entrance fee if you donít have a County Parks Pass. This is a good trip for both beginners and more experienced birders. Wednesday, September 15, 7am - 11am Fall Migration at the Bufferlands Leader: Chris Conard, 203-1610, firstname.lastname@example.org This morning tour of the Bufferlands will occur during the peak of fall migration. We will focus on finding migrant songbirds, lingering nesting birds, raptors and early waterfowl. Exploring riparian forest, oak woodlands, grasslands and wetlands should produce a good sample of the species present. The Bufferlands contain 2,650 acres of wetlands, riparian forest, grasslands, vernal pools, and restored habitats. From Sacramento, take I-5 south. Exit at Meadowview/Pocket Rd (just south of Florin Rd) and turn left (east) over the freeway. Turn right (south) on Freeport Blvd (the third light). After one mile, just before the town of Freeport, turn left on Stonecrest and follow it over the freeway and south to a locked gate. Be prepared for potentially muddy trails and up to 3 miles of walking. Wednesday, September 15 Evening Beaver Walk Leader: Jack Hiehle, 967-0777 This will be one of your last opportunities this year to view beaver with Jack on this evening walk. The seasons are changing and you donít want to miss the opportunity to go on one of these trips. Give Jack a call for a meeting time and place. Saturday/Sunday, September 18 Ė 19th Monterey Bay Coastal and Pelagic Trip Leader: Mark Cudney, 987-2422 Reservations: Ken Hashagen, 316-8596 Saturday: Visit several Monterey Peninsula and adjacent area hot spots for land and shore birds. Sunday: The best pelagic birding in North America Ė Monterey Bay. Details here.