Adjacent to the Napa River is a restored shoreline walking trail, where tidal fluctuations can be observed. All along the walkway we’ll be enjoying the open vistas looking west toward the wetlands and over the river. We will first walk along a large tidal lagoon looking for resting birds. After a short level walk out to the Napa River, the rising tide will bring foraging shorebirds closer to us.
This time of year, migration of north-bound shorebirds is beginning; routinely seen are sandpipers, godwits, and willets along with ducks, herons and egrets. We will also be on the lookout for surprises.
Plan to meet at 8:00 am at Marketplace Shopping Center, near Big 5 Sporting Goods, at W. Covell & Highway 113 in Davis. Bring binoculars, scopes and snacks/lunch, beverages. After returning to cars, the group will have a lunch in the picnic area before returning to Davis.
Sami LaRocca [530-908-0288; firstname.lastname@example.org]
John Mott-Smith [530-400-7622; email@example.com]
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.