Meet at Shasta College’s North Parking Lot at 8am to join this 1/2 day exploration of the oak woodlands, open fields, and Stillwater Creek riparian areas. We’ll look for our local resident birds, early fall migrants, and summer hold-overs. Also, this is the perfect time to find vagrants who are doing their own exploring as they meander south. Our walks are open to the public. For information call your trip leader, Dan Greaney, at 276-9693.
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Meet trip leader Chad Scott, 619-852-4555 at the Kutra’s Park meeting place to carpool or meet at the lake at 8:45. From Redding, go east on Hwy 44 toward Viola to Lake McCumber Road. Drive 2 mi to the reservoir and campground. This beautiful gem is part of PG&E electrical system. Expect to find, Stellar Jays. Osprey and warblers of various sorts.
This driving tour of the oak woodlands along the base of the foothills of the Southern Cascades begins on the Millville Plains and continues on the Parkville Road. High points are the Plains and Parkville Cemetery. Enjoy a morning of birding and wildflowering! Merlins, Prairie Falcons, Pheasant, and early migrants will be our quarry, as well as a plethora of spring flowers. Bring a lunch and drinking water. We will return by midafternoon. Meet the leader, Bill Oliver at the Kutras Parking Area for carpooling.
This preserve within the city limits has a large, permanent pond with surrounding cattails and reed marsh, shallow winter pools and uplands planted to oaks. This winter’s abundant rain should provide numerous shallow pools for shorebirds. We should also see species rare to urban areas such as Western Meadowlark, Western Bluebird, Say’s Phoebe and a variety of ducks and other waterfowl. The Great-tailed Grackle has expanded its range northward to include Shasta County and inhabits the cattail marsh. Meet your trip leader, Chad Scott, at the preserve near the south end of Shasta View Drive for this ½-day trip.
This small lake in west Redding yields a variety of birds in spite of the drought in recent years. Last fall a Pectoral Sandpiper was a surprising visitor and a Eurasian Wigeon spent much of the summer there. We will walk the 1-mile paved trail around the lake with a side trip to the Old Catholic Cemetery. Assemble at Lakeside Drive at the trail head to meet your leader Bill Oliver.