$35. Limited to 12 participants. Must fit in 3 cars to enter the Park.
Meet at 7:00 AM at Festival Headquarters (Almanor Rec Center) to carpool to park entrance.
Bring water, sun protection, snacks, appropriate clothing and shoes, binoculars.
Activity level 3.
DESCRIPTION This trip will take in a number of habitats throughout the park in an attempt to see a diverse variety of birds. We will be driving through the park and stopping at several points to walk around and look for birds. Expect to see high elevation specialties such as Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Bluebird, White-headed Woodpecker, Townsend's Solitaire and others. Working our way downslope we'll be treated to birds of the pine belt including mountain chickadee, pine siskin and Cassin's finch. This is a great opportunity to see Lassen at its finest after an especially well-hydrated winter!
TRIP LEADER: KELLY CRUCE Kelly has been an environmentalist, wildlife ecologist, and avid birder for decades. Kelly has a dual degree in Biology and Fine Arts and has developed curricula and taught environmental education for a number of schools in developing countries. Kelly has lived and researched birds and other wildlife for a living in the Appalachains, Rockies, Sierras and Cascades, Patagonia, the Amazon, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Palau, Mexico, and Belize. She recently studied the Spotted Owl in Lassen National Forest while living in Chester. Kelly says that finally settling in Plumas County has been a wonderful opportunity to embrace the diverse ecology of the cordilleran forest and Feather River watershed.