On this trip we will visit Lake Solano County Park where Putah Creek runs between Yolo and Solano Counties. We will be looking for resident species as well as those that spend the winter in the area. The oak woodland, riparian habitat and creek can result in bird sightings that include Osprey, Phainopepla, Wood Duck and hopefully several species of woodpeckers. There could be some surprises like Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker and Bald Eagle.
Meet at 7:30 AM at the parking lot at Big 5 in the Marketplace Shopping Center, in Davis, 1301 W. Covell Blvd. All levels of birders are welcome. Trip will conclude early afternoon.
Bring water, binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. We will not be stopping for a designated lunch break. There is some walking on uneven terrain but for the most part it is flat. A $6.00/car fee will be needed for parking at the picnic grounds. Rain and strong wind cancels trip.
Trip leader is Sharon Kirkpatrick. For more info, contact her at (530) 220-3735 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yolo Audubon Society field trips are free and open to the public. Some trips may be limited by number of participants, if stated in the description. Car-pooling is encouraged, but all rides are private arrangements between driver and riders. Heavy rain or high winds may cancel any trip.