Meet at 1:00 PM at Festival Headquarters (Almanor Rec Center) to carpool OR at Majors Outpost, West Shore of Lake Almanor at the Plumas Pines Resort at 1:30 PM
Bring water, sun protection, binoculars.
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 ARSENAULT David, until recently, was the Executive Director of Plumas Audubon Society in Quincy, California and serving the upper Feather River watershed. He became involved with Audubon in 1997 by leading field trips for the Lahontan Audubon Society while attending graduate school in Reno. After moving to Quincy in 2005, he signed on as Plumas Audubon's field trip coordinator and then served as chapter president for five years. David's 20+ years of experience in wildlife biology has involved a variety of research, monitoring, and conservation work throughout the western U.S. and the Americas. As Plumas Audubon's Executive Director, David is applying his background in field research and education to lead Plumas Audubon’s science-based conservation and education program in northern California. David enjoys yoga and outdoor activities including bird watching, hiking, boating, and skiing and exploring Plumas County with his wife Kara and sons, River and Kylan.