Reclamation Area – 8:45 – November Field Trip

The Saturday, Nov. 23 Redbud Audubon Field trip will be held at the Reclamation area near Upper Lake. This will be a new trip for us and should be interesting. There are trails developed by the County, who owns the property. Meet at the county park on Highway 20 (near Upper Lake) next to Running Creek Casino at 8:45 am.

There is a large parking lot with restrooms. Wear good walking shoes and bring water. Expect a mile to two mile flat walk. The walk will be led by Pat Harman and Brad Barnwell. Expect to see Song Sparrows, Pelicans, Cormorant, perhaps a Bald Eagle or Peregrine Falcon, a variety of raptors, perhaps even some Snow Geese and Green-winged Teal, and of course the American Coot, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and even Snowy Egrets. It might even be possible to see the Wilson’s snipe or Virginia Rail. Expect a two hour walk “Depending on what we see and how long we linger,” noted Brad Barnwell. The harvested rice fields are wet and flooded so there could be some good birding, Brad reports.

Please arrive at 8:45 to be able to arrange car-pooling. For information, call Pat Harmon at (707) 263-4977.