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
Saturday, September 3, 7:30am River Bend Park, American River Parkway Leader: Cathie LaZier, 457-6882 firstname.lastname@example.org Meet Cathie at the 1stparking lot on your right, just past the entrance kiosk. Weíll 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 itís 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 4, 6:30am Point Reyes for Vagrants Leader: Chris Conard, 362-5942 email@example.com Birding the coast can be very productive this time of year, for both regular migrants and more uncommon birds. Chris 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 Chris 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 10, 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. And some interesting rarities have turned up here as well. We will make a stop on the way at the wetlands along Highway 37. 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.
Sunday, September 11, 8am Sacramento Bar, American River Parkway Leader: Paul Cordero, email preferred email@example.com, 454-4061 Paul will lead you on a morning walk along the American River. You will see a nice variety of resident birds and maybe some surprises. This is a great trip for beginning and more experienced birders. From Highway 50, drive north on Sunrise Blvd.; turn left on Fair Oaks Blvd. and take the first left on Pennsylvania. A Sac County Park Pass or $5 entry fee is required for all vehicles.
Saturday, September 17, 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 in birds Reichmuth Park. The lerps on the eucalyptus trees are particularly attractive to a wide variety of birds. Tim will be looking for fall migrants including 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 18, 7am Sonoma County Migrants Leader: Dan Williams, (714) 943-1266 email@example.com Join Dan in pursuit of fall migrants and a change of scenery around the Santa Rosa area. Annadel State Park, Foothill and Shiloh Regional Parks, as well as the Sonoma Coast may be on the agenda depending on where the birding has been best recently. Bring a lunch, plenty of water, and be prepared for a fair amount of easy to moderate hiking. Meet at the Park & Ride off I-80 in West Sacramento by 7am. From Sacramento, take the West Capitol Ave. Exit #81; turn left at the light and then left again into the Park & Ride lot. We will plan to be back by late afternoon.
Saturday, September 24, 7am Point Reyes for Vagrants Leader: Mark Cudney, 987-2422 firstname.lastname@example.org Join Mark on this annual trip to the coast for rare fall migrants. With fall migration in full swing, who knows what will appear. The geography of Point Reyes Peninsula makes it a magnet for warblers and shorebirds migrating south. Bring lunch and liquids for a full day of birding. Meet Mark 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.
Sunday, September 25, 7am Bodega Bay Leaders: Tim Fitzer, 870-5207 email@example.com Mark Martucci, 833-6722 firstname.lastname@example.org Join Tim and Mark for a full day of birding and fun, exploring the many habitats around Bodega Bay. Plan to see waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls and raptors. Bring lunch, water and warm clothes. Meet 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. This is a good trip for newer and more experienced birders.
Tuesday, September 27, 8:30am Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Leader: Marlene Ishihara, 635-9758 email@example.com Join Marlene in this great area 10 minutes from downtown Sacramento. Depending on the extent of flooded fields on the auto tour route, there may be good numbers of shorebirds and waterfowl as well. Raptors such as Peregrine Falcon are possible also. From Sacramento, take I-80 west, take the first exit (#78) at the west end of the Yolo Causeway. Turn right at the stop sign and go under the freeway, then make a left up onto the levee and drop down into the Wildlife Area. The trip begins at the first parking lot (Lot A). Scopes are helpful on this trip, which is a good trip for both beginners and more experienced birders. Trip will end before noon.
Saturday-Sunday October 1 & 2 Monterey Bay Coastal and Pelagic Birding Leader: Mark Cudney, 987-2422 firstname.lastname@example.org Donít miss this traditional trip! Saturdayís boat trip will produce a variety of seabirds as well as marine mammals. Mark and his experienced team will help you sort out the shearwaters, petrels, guillemots, murrelets and auklets. Sundayís land trip will focus on coastal species, shorebirds and passerine migrants. Use the Reservation Form here.