Field Trips 2022-2023

Enjoy birding at our two local State parks, Anderson Marsh State Historic Park and Clear Lake State Park. Both have docent-led field trips on the second Saturday of each month. The Lake County Land Trust’s Rodman Preserve is open every Saturday.   Check their website for hours, (www.lakecountylandtrust.org).

September Field Trip
Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m.
Stonehouse Cellars on Old Long Valley Road

On Saturday, Sept. 17 the Redbud Audubon Society will lead a walk at 9 a.m. at Stonehouse Cellars and Winery for a birding field trip in the hills of Clearlake Oaks.

Beside the vineyards are trails of chaparral and oaks with an abundance of bird life. Birders can expect to see California Quail, Anna’s Hummingbird, Western Scrub-jay, Bushtit, Bewick’s Wren, Wrentit, Spotted Towhee, California Towhee, Oak Titmouse, Ash-throated Flycatcher, maybe Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler and there are always Western Bluebirds near the vines.

This 145-acre vineyard estate has 21.5-acres of Cabernet vineyards located on a volcanic shelf overlooking the North Fork of Cache Creek. Elevation is 1500 ft. There are two ponds and a historic rock house.

After the gentle hike, visitors are welcome to picnic under the oaks, browse the beautiful storeroom and check out the accommodations.

Directions: Driving east on State Hwy 20, after passing the traffic circle at Hwy 53, go 1.3 miles, then turn left onto Old Long Valley Rd. Travel 1.0 mile and the destination is on the right. 500 Old Long V alley Rd., Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423. (707) 998-3378. Walkers will meet at the tasting room entrance at 9 a.m. sharp. Join us! If you have any questions, email redbud.audubon@gmail.com.