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Field Trip: Bird the Shores of Black Butte Lake

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss

Description

Situated on the west side of the upper Sacramento Valley, Black Butte Lake is surrounded by beautiful dark volcanic buttes. Come explore the backwaters and woodlands this lake has to offer and see Pied-billed Grebes, Clark’s and Western Grebes, Belted Kingfisher, Bonaparte's Gulls, and goldeneyes. Stop along the roads and see Wild Turkeys, Mountain Bluebirds, Red-tailed Hawks, and Turkey Vultures. Lewis’s Woodpeckers, Golden Eagles, and Bald Eagles winter in this area too. Bring a lunch and drink.

Field Trip Leader

Lindsay Wood

Lindsay Wood is a field biologist who has conducted fisheries and avian research throughout the Sacramento River Watershed since 2010. She is currently the Watershed Program Coordinator for Butte Environmental Council and also teaches outdoor education. Lindsay has researched Aechmophorus Grebes, the Greater Sage Grouse, and migratory bird populations throughout Costa Rica.

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