Introduction to Bird Watching – Birding Walk for Novices
This free trip is for participants who are new to bird watching, or just curious about wild birds. This trip is appropriate for children 5 yrs. and older. The Woodland East Regional Pond, also known by local birders as the Farmers Central Pond, is a storm water detention pond, landscaped with native plantings that attracts both resident and migrant birds. Yolo County Resource Conservation District (YCRCD) will partner with Yolo Audubon on this trip and provide information on the pond, how it works and native habitat development around the pond. They will also provide the group with access beyond the gates, which is an area not normally open to the public. This location has easy-walking pathways and viewing platforms to enhance this outing. When water is available, the pond hosts Canada Geese, Great & Snowy Egrets and other water birds. In the trees, shrubs and grasses, we can expect to see Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-crowned Sparrows and other small birds. Meet at 8:15 AM at the Woodland East Regional Pond parking lot at the “T” intersection of Yolo County Road 102 and Farmers Central Road in Woodland. Trip will conclude by noon. Yolo Audubon Co-Leaders Ken Ealy & Carlos Castaneda will have binoculars to loan, but if you have binoculars, bring them. Strong wind or heavy rain cancels the trip. If you have questions, you may contact Ken (530) 219-1217.