Join us on Saturday April 22 for a walk in Mitchell Canyon at Mount Diablo, in Contra Costa County, 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.
Meet Michael at 8:00 AM at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center ($6.00 entrance fee). OR join Sami LaRocca, leaving from Davis 6:30 AM @ Big 5 Shopping Center, to caravan to Mt. Diablo.
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 leaders are Michael Strom (408-505-0328), firstname.lastname@example.org and Sami LaRocca (530 908-0288), email@example.com.