Babel Slough, near the Sacramento River between West Sac and Clarksburg, offers one of the best riparian corridors in the area. As such, it is a haven for migrant flycatchers, vireos, warblers, buntings, tanagers, and grosbeaks. Our date, near the apex of migration diversity, is prime time for rare migrants and eastern strays, and Babel Slough has a rich history of them. Just the past four years have produced Chimney Swift, Least Flycatcher, Northern Parula, American Redstart, Blackpoll, Tennessee, and Bay-breasted Warblers, Indigo Bunting, and Black-chinned Sparrow. May the odds be ever in our favor.
We will walk about two miles, birding fairly slowly and methodically. This trip will take a few hours. Unfortunately, there are no bathrooms in the area. Plan on carpooling as parking at Babel Slough is limited. All levels of birders are welcome.
Meet at the Marketplace Shopping Center (near Big 5 Sporting Goods, 1301 W. Covell just east of Hwy 113) at 7:00am, returning by noon. Leader: Steve Hampton (916-956-0949) or firstname.lastname@example.org.