Join us on Saturday April 21 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some of us will meet to ride-share to Mt. Diablo. We will meet at 6:45 at Big 5 in Davis. As always, Yolo Audubon does not arrange carpools, and all rides are private agreements between the driver and riders.