Monday, November 17, 2008

Birding in the Park - November 22 Field Trip

Led by Kevin Enns-Rempel

The November 22 field trip will stay close to home, as we visit Woodward Park and Jensen River Ranch. We’ll start at the pond near the south entrance, where large numbers of Wood Ducks and Double-crested Cormorants are almost assured, along with various other waterfowl and lots of domestic beggars. From there we’ll move through the center of the park, where we should find a good assortment of songbirds, woodpeckers, sparrows, and raptors. After finishing with the main park, we’ll head north and walk down into Jensen River Ranch. There we’ll get a first-hand look at the San Joaquin River Parkway’s ongoing habitat restoration and look for various grassland species. We’ll end up down near the river before heading back to end the day. Since this trip is close to home and easily accessible, it will be a great opportunity to invite new birders to join us.
Bring along that neighbor who always wants to know what you’re watching with those binoculars!

Meet at 6:45 a.m. at the old Fresno Ag Hardware parking lot (southeast corner of Gettysburg & Blackstone) so that we can leave promptly at 7:00. Bring along binoculars, a spotting scope if you have one, lunch, and water. Be prepared for a moderate amount of walking. It should be a great day at one of the best birding sites within the city of Fresno.

For more information about this trip, call Kevin Enns-Rempel at 559-313-4546.

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