Activity level 1 and 4. Travel on water, walking up and down the docks. Participants must be at least 10 years old (youth 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult).
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: DAVID HAMILTON David Hamilton grew up in Northern California, throughout Humboldt, Lassen, and Plumas counties and graduated from Quincy High School and Feather River College before earning a BS in Wildlife from Humboldt State University. He worked in Tahoe National Forest before returning to Quincy and working with Plumas Audubon Society for two seasons on the Flammulated Owl and the Grebe projects in their early development. He now works US Forest Service as Wildlife Crew Leader out of the Mount Hough Ranger District. David enjoys hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, canoeing, photography, working around the house-- anything that gets the family outdoors. He and his wife, Aimee, their two daughters, Azalea and Dezlyn, and two black labs love living in Quincy where the water is clean, nature is so close, and the adventures abound.