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Field Trips

All CSAS trips are open to the public, and beginning birders, including children, are welcome on day trips. Bring drinking water and a lunch or snacks. Suggested apparel: Muted colors in clothing and hats; sturdy shoes, a sun hat and sunscreen, and insect repellent are advisable for all trips. Dress layered, particularly in winter months. Carry water and snacks. Bring binoculars, spotting scopes and birding field guides if you have them and insect repellent and sunscreen if needed.
NOTE: Heavy rain cancels field trips. If in doubt, call the trip leader by one hour before the meeting time.

Upcoming Field Trips

Mar. 25 – Indigeny Reserve

Please join me as we bird through the beautiful grounds at Indigeny. Besides the apple orchards, there are large oaks, some pines, stream-side thickets and a marshy area with reeds that provide some great habitats for birds. As always, bring your binoculars and/or scopes, wear muted colors and you may wish to include a hat, sunscreen and water.
The walk will last 2-3 hrs. Children are welcome! Meet in the parking lot at 8:00 AM. Rain will cancel the trip. Follow the signs from the intersection of Greenley and Lyons/Bald Mountain Roads in Sonora. After a few miles on Lyons/Bald Mountain Road, turn right onto Apple Hill Drive where there is a large sign that says ” Apple Valley Ranches.” A quick left turn onto Summers Lane leads you to Indigeny.
If you have any questions, call Kit DeGear at (925) 822-5215 or email Kit.

Wednesday, April 4 — G C S D Walk

The first Wednesday of the month Bird Walk at the Groveland Community Services District property at 18966 Ferretti Road, Groveland will be led by Jean Ridgley on April 4 at 8:00 AM. The property encompasses an area of more than 200 acres of oak, pine and willow habitat with three water storage ponds.
On the March bird walk we saw 26 species. The highlights were Cooper’s Hawk and ten Wood Ducks on the large pond.
Birders who wish to bird at GCSD must be accompanied by an authorized birder and have signed an Agreement and Release from Liability. Please meet the group in the GCSD parking lot at 8:00 AM. Bring binoculars and a birding field guide if you have one. Rain will cancel the trip. The walk will last about two to three hours. If you have any questions, call Jeanne at 962-7598 or email Jeanne.