All trips are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise. Participants should bring food and water and dress appropriately. Please check the events calendar for trip changes at: www.plumasaudubon.org/calendar Call Suzanne at 530-375-0199 for questions.
April 20, Saturday -Roberti Ranch Tour. Led by Jill Slocum. Attendees will meet at 9:30 AM at the parking area at the intersection of hwys 70 & A-23, then carpool to Roberti Ranch where we'll have a hosted tour with Rick and Carolyn Roberti. The tour will run from about 10:00 until 12:00 pm. For those members that want to stay afterward, we'll have a hosted picnic lunch. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP to Jill at 530-414-6438 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Absolutely NO DOGS allowed on this trip.
April 28, Sunday -Four Directions of the Compass Birding. Led by TBD. Meet at 8:00 AM junction of Quincy Junction Road and Chandler Roads with open fields, barnyards, oak trees, bird feeders and a farm pond. Plan on seeing woodpeckers, finches, sparrows, orioles, and hummingbirds. All four directions at this intersection offer excellent birding opportunities. Explore bird-friendly habitats for a morning foray ending 11:00 AM.
May 4, Saturday -Spanish Creek Bird Walk. Led by Brad Graevs. Meet at 7:30 AM in parking area next to tennis courts at Gansner Park in Quincy. Bird watching along Spanish Creek from Gansner Park to the CSD ponds until about noon.
May 11, Saturday -Genesee Valley Riparian Bird Walk. Led by Bob Beckwith. Meet in Taylorsville at Young’s Market at 9:00 AM, ends around 1:00 PM. Follow local resident Bob Beckwith past willow patches as you look for willow flycatchers and more.
May 18, Saturday -Spanish Ranch Bird Walk. Led by Darrel Jury and Darla DeRuiter. Meet at 6669 Buck’s Lake Road in Meadow Valley at 7:00 AM. From Quincy, this house is on the right side, two houses past the Pineleaf intersection. The walk will end around 10:30 AM.
May 18, Saturday - Sierra Valley Preserve Bird Walk. Led by Kristi Jamason. Enjoy the Dawn Chorus at the Sierra Valley Preserve. Trip begins at 5:00 AM. Sponsored by Feather River Land Trust, visitwww.frlt.org for more information.
June 1, Saturday - Mountain Meadows Bird Walk.Led by Nils Lunder. Kayak trip in morning at Mountain Meadows Reservoir (Walker Lake) on Indian Ole Dam Rd. in Westwood. Sign up with Feather River Land Trust (FRLT). Cake and ice cream at 2:00 PM, Bird walk and conservation talk at the Mountain Meadows Gateway property on south Delwood in Westwood (past railroad tracks and horse stables). Details are not yet finalized, but this is a celebration of land acquisition for the public benefit. Sponsored by Feather River Land Trust, visitwww.frlt.org for more information.
June 8, Saturday -Sierra Valley Bird Watching. Led by Colin Dillingham. To carpool from East Quincy, meet in front of SavMor at 7:30 AM. In Sierra Valley meet in the parking area across from the A-23/Hwy 70 junction at 8:15 AM. Spring birding at its very best! Bring your lunch.
June 15, Saturday – Boyle Ravine and Dellinger Pond. Led by Scott & Amber Edwards. Meet at 9:00 am at Dellinger Pond on Bucks Lake Rd where we'll bird the pond and meadow edge before we head over to Boyle Ravine to look for riparian and forest species. Bring water, snacks & mosquito repellent. End time: noon.
June 29, Saturday - Northshore Lake Almanor. Led by Suzanne McDonald. Meet at 8:30 AM on Hwy 36 east of Chester’s causeway at Last Chance Campground turn-off, across the street from Northshore Campground. Carpool from there to parking, then walking trip. Trip will go to about noon.
July 13,Saturday - Bucks Lake Bird & Plant Walk. Led by Scott & Amber Edwards. Meet at 8:00 AM at the Mill Creek trailhead. When coming from Quincy, the trailhead is on the right side of Bucks Lake Road 0.3 miles past Whitehorse Campground. Bring a pack with lunch and drinks if you wish to participate in a group picnic on the lake shore. End time 1:00 PM.
mid-December - Christmas Bird Counts.We also welcome you to participate in the American Valley, Sierra Valley, and Lake Almanor Christmas Bird Counts every December. Check: www.plumasaudubon.org/calendar for information in November-December.