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      Field Trip Information Updated 9/14/18

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEA-SHORE

This is an ALL DAY trip. Meet at Stanislaus County Library parking lot (1500 I Street, Modesto) 5:30 A.M. or 8:30 A.M. at Bear Valley Visitor Center (1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station). Leader: Jim Gain, 602- 4596, jimgain@sbcglobal.net. Point Reyes is noted for unusual birds, especially in the fall. Bring a lunch as we will not be back to Modesto until 6 or 7pm.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

ALPINE COUNTY

We will meet Bill Bowie, who lives at Bear Valley, in Alpine County, he will then lead us to local birding hotspots. Locations may include Bear Valley Ski Resort, Lake Alpine, Mosquito Lake, Woodchuck Basin and Hermit Valley. The aspens will be peaking so all you photographers should get some beautiful scenery shots, as well. Trip co-leader Ralph Baker, SASFieldTrips@yahoo.com. Ralph will meet field trip participants at Target (2425 Claribel Rd, Riverbank, in front of the closed garden center) at 7:00am. Bring lunch, we will return to Riverbank mid- to late after-noon. Snow is possible at this elevation in October so dress in warm layers. Heavy weather cancels. This trip will include moderate amounts of hiking, but shouldn’t be too strenuous.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 & OCTOBER 21

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.

This refuge near Modesto offers diverse habitats, including mixed species transitional areas, riparian forest, oak wood-lands, grassland, and seasonal wetlands. Meet at the Stanislaus County Library parking lot (1500 I Street, Modesto) at 7:00 a.m. We will return to Modesto mid-afternoon. Trip leader: Ralph Baker, SASFieldTrips@yahoo.com

 

Audubon Field Trip Email List

If you would like to be on a group email to advise you of all Audubon field trips, please email: Ralph Baker at SASFieldTrips@yahoo.com