Meet at 11:30 AM at Majors Outpost, 3000 Almanor Drive West, Canyondam, CA, on the west shore of Lake Almanor at the Plumas Pines Resort.
Bring water, sun protection, binoculars.
Activity level 1 and 4. Travel on water, walking up and down the docks.
DESCRIPTION Traveling by pontoon boat on beautiful Lake Almanor with majestic views of Lassen Peak, this trip will take participants to see Western and Clark’s Grebes on their floating nests (from the safe distance of 300 feet). While skimming across the water from a comfortable seat, you will have the opportunity to see many different species of birds. Some of the frequently seen species are Osprey, Bald Eagle, Common Merganser, White Pelican, Bufflehead, Double-crested Cormorant, Common Goldeneye, Eared Grebe, Ring-billed and California Gulls, Red-necked Phalarope, and Forster’s and Common Terns. Rarities including Parasitic Jaeger and Sabine's Gull are often seen as well.
TRIP LEADER: LIZ RAMSEY Elizabeth “Liz” Ramsey moved to Plumas County from Southwestern Michigan in the Fall of 2017 to begin her education at Feather River College, where in 2019 she obtained her Associate degree in Environmental Studies and a Biological Field Technician Certification. While studying at FRC, she learned about an expansive array of topics pertaining to the environment and became fascinated by the Earth’s biodiversity and interconnectedness. She was the president of the Student Environmental Association at FRC and represented the student body on the Sustainability Action Team and Associated Students of FRC. In Spring of 2022, she graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, emphasizing in Ecology & Conservation Science. Alongside the environmental humanities, Liz is also passionate about indigenous studies and photography. She enjoys birding, circus arts, painting, and swimming in the river during her free time.
Liz joined the PAS team in 2019 as a Biological Field Technician and has since gone on to become Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, and finally Operations Director and Project Manager for wildlife projects at PAS.