For reports on these trips, click here. Trip Findings are generally on Page 2 of the Observer newsletter. ___________________________________________________________
Trips Sep 3-18, 2007 Scheduler: Mark Cudney, 987-2422
Wednesday, September 5 Beavers on the Parkway Leader: Jack Hiehle, 967-0777 Cool off on a hot evening with a walk on the parkway with Jack, to view beavers busy at their work. Jack will also be looking at the birds active on the parkway. Trip is limited to 8 persons, so call Jack for meeting time and place.
Saturday, September 8, early morning River Walk Trail, Cosumnes River Preserve Recorded Information, 684-2816 The River Walk Trail offers a wide variety of habitat, including woods, sloughs and open fields, so many different species of birds are possible. John Schick usually leads this monthly bird census, and at this time of year late summer and early winter birds are both present, along with migrants passing through. Call the preserve number listed above for the exact time and meeting location. Bring water, a snack, insect repellant and be prepared for 4 miles of easy to moderate walking.
Sunday, September 9, 7am Goethe Park Leader: Cathie Lazier, 457-6882 firstname.lastname@example.org Meet Cathie in the first parking lot on the right just past the entrance kiosk. We’ll walk in the oak woodlands down to the river in the cool of the morning, looking for local birds as well as migrating species such as warblers and swallows. We’ll look for blooming vinegar weed as well. This walk should end by 11:00 a.m. There is a $4 per car entrance fee; if you want to carpool in, meet Cathie at 6:50am behind the pizza place at the intersection of Folsom Blvd. and Rod Beaudry Drive.
Discover the many different birds that live in and migrate through this historic city cemetery near the heart of downtown Sacramento.This walking tour is perfect for beginning birders.Meet Maureen at the cemetery’s main gate at Broadway and 10th Street.Visitors may park across from the 10th Street gate and meet inside the cemetery entrance.This will be a short walk, 1 – 2 hours.The tour is a public service of the Old City Cemetery Committee and is offered under the auspices of the Division of History & Science of the City of Sacramento.Call Maureen or email if you have questions.
This is a Yolo Audubon field trip, which Sami would like to offer to Sacramento Audubon participants as well.Sami plans an early start to drive out to the northwest corner of YoloCounty through the scenic CapayValley.Driving along Hwy 16 there are a number of side roads that she’ll explore.During the transition from summer to autumn the birds may surprise us.Most recently Greater Roadrunner and Eurasian Collared Dove have been seen.The trip will go up to Blue Ridge via Rayhouse Road where Lawrence’s Goldfinches are often seen at FiskeLake and residents such as California Thrasher, Wrentit and Fox Sparrow may be found.Meet at the Park & Ride off Mace Blvd. (Northeast corner of Mace and Hwy 80, behind Ikeda’s Market) in Davis at Bring water, lunch and snacks.All levels of birders are welcome; some loaner binoculars will be available.We’ll plan on returning by early afternoon.NOTE:High winds or a significant rainstorm cancels this trip.
Saturday, September 15, Extremely Early Tall Forest, Cosumnes River Preserve Recorded Information: 684-2816 Meet at the Farm Center Gate at the intersection of Desmond and Bruceville Roads, ON TIME, to join this monthly bird count. Usually led by John Trochet, this foray into an area usually closed to the public is a great opportunity to bird the area with a very experienced birder, who will find any rarities present. Check the recorded information a day or so before the trip to get the exact meeting time and any other updated details. Arrive early, as this trip always leaves the parking area promptly.
Sunday, September 16 Habitat Improvement on the Parkway Leader: Jack Hiehle, 967-0777 Restoration of native vegetation and elimination of non-native invasives improves the habitat along the parkway, and Jack will tell you this morning’s tasks, as well as the meeting time and place, when you phone him.
Sunday, September 16, 5:00pm Yolo Basin Wildlife Area, evening trip Leaders: Mark Martucci, 722-6098
email@example.com Cathie LaZier, 457-6882 firstname.lastname@example.org Join Mark and Cathie to check out what’s on the ponds; there should be several species of wading birds as it’s a great time of year for shorebirds. White-faced Ibis will be coming in overhead to roost and Marsh Wrens chattering in the tules add to the experience. Back at the main parking lot, if we wait till sunset we can watch the bats coming out from under the freeway for their nightly foraging.
Tuesday, September 18 Evening Beaver Walk Leader: Jack Hiehle, 967-0777 This will be one of your last opportunities to view the beaver with Jack on this evening walk. The seasons are changing and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to go on one of these trips. Give Jack a call for the meeting time and place.