The final agenda for next Saturday's Central Valley Bird Club is
described below. Please note that this agenda, unlike the one posted
in the Spring CVBC Bulletin, does not include any activities planned
for Sunday the 30th.
Hope to see you there,
CENTRAL VALLEY BIRD CLUB
SACRAMENTO RIVER FIELD TRIP
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2002
8:00 am - Meet at Indian Fisheries Day Use Area (end of Sacramento
Ave. at River Rd.).
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Field Trip to Phelan Island.
See and hear a variety of avian species while walking through forest,
along slough and river
· Mist Netting and Bird Banding with Joanne Gilchrist, Meghan
Gilbart, Sanja Hinic and Fields Trimble, Point Reyes Bird Observatory
· Learn about Nest Monitoring and Implications for Avian
Conservation in the Central Valley with Stacy Small, PRBO &
University of Missouri.
· Tour a Mixed Riparian Forest restoration project by The
Nature Conservancy at the Refuge with Joe Silveira (USFWS).
· Observe Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm TNC California, Sacramento River Project Office,
500 Main Street, Suite B.
· Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge Progress in
Riparian Habitat Conservation. Joe Silveira, USFWS, Sacramento
National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
· Restoration and Management Challenges on the Sacramento
River." Dr. Greg Golet, TNC California.
· Journey to Cocha Cashu Natural History of Amazonian Peru.
Stacy Small, PRBO, Sacramento River Project.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Field Trip to Sacramento River National Wildlife
Refuge, Flynn Unit.
With a 180-acre of old growth forest, this site shows active river
channel meander complete with steep cut banks and point-bar sand and
gravel beaches and includes a 372-acre riparian forest restoration
· See the results of physical processes of this alluvial
ecosystem and learn how anadromous fish and migratory songbirds have
adapted to, and require these processes for survival.
· Observe the largest Bank Swallow nesting colony along the
river and learn of their population trends and current status.