Get up bright and early for Beginning Birdwatching on Saturday, April 18. This excursion on the Taylor Ranch Preserve is open to all levels of birders; no prior experience necessary, and more advanced birders are welcome too! We will saunter along the banks of Coon Creek and wend slowly through the Blue Oak grassland looking and listening for year-round residents and migrating songbirds. We’ll practice basic birding identification skills and likely will get to know the common residents of this beautiful riparian forest habitat. Please bring binoculars and/or field guides if you have them. You might want to bring along a notepad to record notes of what you learned and saw.
This docent led-outing is in a natural setting in the wilderness: there are no restrooms, benches, or water available. Please plan ahead and bring what you will need. We suggest you wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.ou are encouraged to bring water and snacks to enjoy along the way. You may also want mosquito repellent, sunscreen and a hat. Feel free to bring your camera along too!
We have a “leave no trace” policy – if you pack it in, please pack it out.
Sorry, no dogs are allowed on our Preserves.
Difficulty: This will be an easy outing with a small amount of hiking/walking involved, with some uphill and downhill travel on uneven ground and rough terrain. Some of the walking may be off-trail in cow pastureland and may have cow patties and hoof print holes. Participants must sign a release of liability which is available at our website. Please print and bring it with you.
We ask for a suggested $10 minimum donation. Your donation helps expand our trail system. We accept cash or checks at the event, or via credit card http://www.placerlandtrust.org/donate/ .
The event begins at 7:30am in North Auburn. Directions will be emailed after registration. The deadline to sign up is Noon Friday April 10th.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet Voris at 530-887-9222.