Join us on Saturday April 20 for a walk in Mitchell Canyon at Mount Diablo, one of the premier sites for spring migrant birding in the East Bay. The canyon bottom contains riparian habitat bordered by dramatic chaparral-covered slopes. A nice collection of warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks, vireos, and flycatchers are expected at this time of year, and there’s a good chance we will see Calliope Hummingbirds. A variety of wildflowers should also be present.
We will meet at 8:00 AM at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center ($6.00 entrance fee). Please wear sturdy shoes for the unpaved trail and bring binoculars, water, and a lunch. We will stay along the relatively flat trail that follows the creek, but there is some elevation change. The trip will last until around noon, though some of us may stay out longer depending on the bird activity.
The trip leader is Michael Strom (408-505-0328) or masam321 (at) yahoo (dot) com).
Please note this trip leaves from Mitchell Canyon Visitor’s Center, Clayton, CA
Yolo Audubon Society field trips are free and open to the public. Some trips may be limited by number of participants. Car-pooling is encouraged, but all rides are private arrangements between driver and riders.
Heavy rain or high winds may cancel any trip.