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Springtime at Willowbank Ditch in South Davis

April 4th @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
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Springtime at Willowbank Ditch in South Davis

Western Tanager, Steve Sinnock


This walking trip focuses on the wintering and migrating songbirds of Davis. Willowbank Ditch in South Davis has a fantastic mix of mature trees, dense understory, and diverse fruiting and flowering plants. We will watch the lingering sparrow flocks, hope for foraging groups of warblers and flycatchers, and practice learning the songs and calls of an array of local songbirds. Some targets will include specialty winterers like White-throated Sparrow and Red-breasted Nuthatch, as well as freshly arrived migrant warblers. We will also practice thinking from a birds-eye view, discussing habitat, food sources, and tips and tricks for predicting the best spots to find migrating songbirds.


The trip will leave from the junction of Almond Lane and Rosario Street in Davis.  There is street parking on streets by this junction, and this intersection has a walking path that leads to the footbridge over the Willowbank Ditch.  We will meet at 7:30am and the trip will end around 9:30 or 10am.  Expect ~1 mile of walking, although we will never be more than 1/3 of a mile from the meeting spot. Please bring binoculars as well as any desired snacks and water. Heavy rain will cancel the trip. For more information contact Rob Furrow at or 610-715-9123.


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.


April 4th
7:30 am - 10:30 am
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Rosario Street at Almond Lane
Davis, CA 95616 United States + Google Map