Trip time includes approx. 50 minute travel time each way (guided tour ends at 12:00pm).
$75. Limited to 12 participants. Must fit in 3 cars to enter the Park.
Meet at 6:30 AM at Festival Headquarters (Almanor Recreation Center, Chester) 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!
Lassen Volcanic National Park is famous for its many hydrothermal areas and large network of scenic trails through mountain meadows, rock cliffs, lava beds, beside clear lakes, and through forests, always in the 10,457-foot tall shadow of Lassen Peak, a volcano which last blew its top in May 1914. TRIP LEADER: SCOTT HUBER Scott has lead birding tours from the Alaskan arctic to southeastern Arizona and south Texas, and has worked as a Park Ranger, Outdoor Educator and Field Biologist. He enjoys competitive birding and especially birding by ear.