Join us for a guided bird walk to celebrate Pride Month 🏳️🌈 and watershed health! Attendees can enter our raffle to win prizes from The Lost Sierra Company, The Brewing Lair, and our sponsoring organizations. A special prize will be provided for the best bird-themed costume, as voted on by attendees.
Meet at the Sierra Valley Preserve East Entrance at 9:00 AM (Map). We will wrap up the bird walk around 11:30 AM and invite you to share a beverage and food with us at The Brewing Lair immediately after.
Meet Plumas Audubon Society’s Operations Director, Liz Ramsey, at the Quincy Library at 5:30pm to briefly learn how to use E-bird and how to download it onto your mobile device. Participants can also keep a paper list or simply join the group for a bird walk on the bike path in downtown Quincy. Binoculars will be available to borrow. The bird walk will last approximately one hour (6-7pm).
We will then reconvene at the Quincy Library where we will learn how to upload the list of birds we observed to the E-bird website manually and how to review the data we entered via the mobile app. We will also briefly cover how the E-bird website can be used to explore local bird sightings throughout the years.
Yellow-rumped Warbler in American Valley. Photo by Elizabeth Ramsey.
Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
Plumas Audubon has supported the Caltrans Adopt-a-Highway program for a number of years. We have adopted a stretch of Highway 89 from the Hwy 70 junction (Greenville Wye) to Indian Falls. We typically conduct 2-4 highway clean ups per year.
We have had a relatively small crew of dedicated volunteers who have maintained this section of highway to keep it litter free and to protect Indian Creek from pollution. We are seeking the help of our members to bring our stretch of Highway 89 back into good shape. This year's first clean-up is scheduled in conjunction with Earth Day weekend.
Join us at the Greenville Wye at 9am Sunday, April 23rd for a safety brief. All necessary gear will be provided. Bring water, lunch, closed-toed shoes, and your enthusiasm!
Please contact Faith Strailey, Audubon Board member, at (530) 283-2604 if you are interested.
2022 Field Trips
Saturday, March 12th, 2022
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
Sierra Valley: Roberti Ranch Tour
This event will occur from 9:30-1:00 PM.
Meet at the parking lot at the Intersection of Hwy 70 and A 23 4 miles east of Portola. You will caravan from there to the ranch site. The actual tour at the ranch will begin at 10:00.
The tour will provide birding opportunities and information about Carolyn and Rick's efforts to promote conservation and agriculture.
Sign up in advance as participants are given the tour on a private bus which is limited to 25 passengers. A waiver will also be required. Contact Jill Slocum at email@example.com to reserve a seat and obtain information about the waiver.
Bring sunscreen, a hat, water, and a lunch if you would like to stay for a picnic at the end of the tour!
Saturday, April 30th, 2022
Birding and The Effects of the Dixie Fire On Well-Managed Private Lands
Join retired PAS Board Member, Bob Beckwith, for a bird walk and tour of his property in Genesee Valley on Saturday, April 30, 9:30 AM, Meet at Young's Market in Taylorsville and caravan to Bob’s land in Genesee.
The field trip will include birding in the forest on Bob's property and also in the riparian corridor along Indian Creek if there is enough interest. Participants will have the opportunity to view the effects of the Dixie fire on a well-managed property. Bring binoculars, a hat and sunscreen! You may want to bring something to eat and drink if you would like to stay for the whole tour.
Photo by Elizabeth Ramsey
CANCELLED To be rescheduled at a later date Sunday, May 1st, 2022
We will meet at 9:00 A.M. in the parking lot at the “Y” where Hwy 89 splits off Hwy 70/89 going towards Greenville. The public is invited to participate! Wear long pants, long sleeved, bright colored shirts, and sturdy shoes! Bring sun screen and sun protection. Equipment for the clean-up will be provided!
Be aware that prior to the Dixie Fire, there was an abundance of poison oak along our stretch of the highway. With all of the roadside rehabilitation, there could be poison oak remnants scattered throughout the area. Hope to see you there! Call Faith Strailey at 530-283-2604 for more information
Saturday, May 21st, 2022
Sierra Valley Preserve, East Entrance, Maddalena
Sierra Valley is a sight to behold this time of year. Plumas Audubon Society is excited to be teaming up with Feather River Land Trust to bring you this bird walk, hosted by retired PAS Board Member, Jill Slocum. The walk will go from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
What to bring: The tour will include a light amount of walking (potentially on uneven terrain) so please wear sturdy shoes and gear for being outdoors. Weather can change fast in Sierra Valley! Be sure to bring sun and wind protection, layered clothing, water, and any snacks you may need. If you have binoculars and relevant bird guides, please bring them. We’ll have a few extras for those who don’t.
Parking & Directions: Participants should park and meet at the East Entrance of the Sierra Valley Preserve (Maddalena corrals) located near Beckwourth, CA on County Road A-24 approximately 1.75 miles south of the Highway 70 junction.
Butterfly Valley Botanical Area Bird and Plant Walk
Join PAS's Operations Director, Liz Ramsey, at the intersection of Butterfly Valley-Twain Rd. and Highway 70 at 9:00 AM to carpool up to Butterfly Valley Botanical Area for a short and low-intensity hike through this incredible and unique Special Interest Area. While plant diversity will be the focus of this outing, birds are also to be expected and will be pointed out throughout the hike. Be sure to bring snacks and water, wear proper attire, and bring along your field guides, binoculars, or notebooks if desired. Feel free to contact Liz Ramsey with any questions you may have!
Photo by Elizabeth Ramsey
Saturday, June 4th, 2022
Let's Go Birding Together Quincy - Pride Month Bird Walk
Birding is for everyone! Plumas Audubon Society is excited to be teaming up with the Plumas County Gay-Straight Alliance and Point Blue Conservation Science for our Second Annual Let's Go Birding Together Pride Month Bird Walk, this year located in Quincy. This is an all ages event. Please register using this google form to order yourself a "Let's Go Birding Together" T-shirt. T-shirt orders must be received by Friday, May 20th, to receive your shirt on the day of the event. If ordered after, the shirts will be available for pick-up at the Plumas Audubon office at a later date. Lack of registration does not prohibit attendance.
Participants will meet at Spanish Creek at the Spanish Ridge Trailhead just before Oakland Camp at 8:30 a.m. We will being shortly after 8:30 a.m. The trip will conclude around 11:30, but guests are welcome to stay longer if desired.
Binoculars are available to borrow. Dress in layers and prepare for sun and insects. Bring water and snacks and be prepared to pack out any trash you bring in. Participants must be able to walk on uneven ground and be prepared to do some walking.
Photo by Elizabeth Ramsey
Sunday, June 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, 2022
Chester Bird Walks
Join retired PAS Board Member. Suzanne McDonald, every Sunday in June for guided bird walks in the Chester area.
Participants will gather and organize in the Holiday Market parking lot in Chester at 8:00 am. The trips will end around 11:30. Site will vary each week but will always be in the vicinity of Chester.
Binoculars will be available to borrow. Participants must be able to walk on uneven ground and be prepared to do some walking. Dress in layers, and prepare for sun, wind, and insects.