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 19 to 27, 2015 Scheduler Scott Hoppe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 835-8471
Saturday, September 19, 7am Fall Migration “Wild Card” Leaders Scott Hoppe and Dan Tankersley Scott, 835-8471, email@example.com Dan, 662-1290, firstname.lastname@example.org Join Scott and Dan in pursuit of fall migrants. But this trip has a twist: the destinations will be a mystery until the day of the trip. Scott and Dan will be watching posts and checking conditions. Depending on where the birding has been best recently, the agenda will likely include coastal or Bay Area locations. So be prepared for an adventurous day in the field. Bring lunch, liquids, dress for possible cooler coastal weather and be prepared for easy to moderate hiking. Meet at the Park and Ride 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.
Saturday, September 19, 10:30am Effie Yeaw Family Nature Walk This family friendly nature walk will be at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael. Acorn Woodpeckers and Wild Turkeys are abundant, but sharp eyes and ears may find Spotted Towhees or Bushtits as well. Reservations are not needed, families can simply show up and enjoy a one-hour walk in the lovely Nature Area with naturalists from the nature center and birders Maureen Geiger and Cathie LaZier from Audubon. For directions, see Sacnaturecenter.net.
Sunday, September 20, 7am Point Reyes for Vagrants Leader: Dan Williams, 714-943-1266 Jaegermaestro@yahoo.com Join Dan for this annual trip to the coast for rare fall migrants. With migration in full swing, who knows what might appear. The geography of Point Reyes Peninsula makes it a magnet for warblers and shorebirds. Bring lunch and liquids for a full day of birding. Meet at the Park and Ride 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.
Wednesday, September 23, 8am Bushy Lake/Cal Expo Floodplain Leader: Darrell Mohr, 225-3999 email@example.com Meet Darrell in the cul-de-sac at the south end of Ethan Way, just south of where Hurley Way goes into Gate 12 of Cal Expo. We will look for a variety of resident species and migrants. Wood Ducks are a good possibility on the lake. This will be a 1 to 2 mile hike that will take up to 3 hours. Bring water and sunscreen.
Weekend of September 26 & 27 Monterey Bay Pelagic and Land Birding Click here for more information.
Saturday, September 26, 7am Search for Fall Rarities Leader: Chris Conard, 203-1610 firstname.lastname@example.org Point Reyes and Bodega Bay are known for producing rare fall migrants. Chris will be watching posts and checking conditions to see where birding might be best. These locations are both good, so either way it should be a fun trip. This will be a full day, so bring lunch and liquids, and dress for possible cooler coastal weather. Be prepared for up to 3 miles of hiking. Meet at the Park and Ride 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 27, 7:30am Discovery Park Leader: Maureen Geiger, 444-0804 Cell #: 281-6652 email@example.com This park at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers is a great place to look for migrants and resident species. Possibilities include wrens, woodpeckers, bluebirds, magpies and Red-shouldered Hawks. This walking trip will last until late morning. This is a great trip for beginners. To reach the park, from I-5 drive east on Garden Highway and turn right at the first traffic light into the Park. Turn left after the kiosk, then left again and drive to the farthest parking lot at the south end of the archery range where we will meet. A Sacramento County Park Pass or $5 entry fee is required for all vehicles.