Central Valley Bird Club Chico Trip
- Hi all,
Members of the Central Valley Bird Club, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Point Reyes Bird Observatory, and The Nature Conservancy are
teaming up for what is expected to an outstanding day of birding and
educational opportunities on the beautiful upper Sacramento River.
The all day outing will be held on Saturday June 29th and will begin
near the intersection of Sacramento Avenue and River Road (the Indian
Fisheries Day Use Area, just west of Chico). We are in the process
of finalizing the agenda (see below) but wanted to give everybody a
chance to mark the event on their calendars. Please feel free to
contact me should you have any questions regarding the outing.
Hope to see you there,
CENTRAL VALLEY BIRD CLUB
SACRAMENTO RIVER FIELD TRIP 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, and
Mist Netting and Bird Banding with Joanne Gilchrist, Point
Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO).
Nest Monitoring and Implications for Avian Conservation in
the Central Valley. Stacy Small, PRBO & University of Missouri.
Visit a Mixed Riparian Forest restoration project by The
Nature Conservancy (TNC) at the refuge, Joe Silveira (USFWS).
Observe Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm TNC California, Sacramento River Project
500 Main Street, Suite B.
Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge Progress in
Riparian Habitat Conservation. Joe Silveira, USFWS, Sacramento
National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Status of Avian Species on the Sacramento River. Joanne
Gilchrist, PRBO, Sacramento River Project.
Restoration and Management Challenges on the Sacramento
River." Dr. Greg Golet, TNC California.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Field Trip to Sacramento River National
Refuge, Flynn Unit.
Observe one of the largest Bank Swallow nesting colonies along the
river, learn of their current population status, and tour a 372-acre
riparian forest restoration site complete with steep cut banks and
point-bar sand and gravel beaches, near 180 acres of old growth
forest, as you learn about
Fluvial Geomorphology and Natural Forest Recruitment Mike
Roberts, TNC, California.
Dr. Tom Griggs, Sacramento River Partners (SRP) Riparian
Forest Restoration and Adaptive Management on the Sacramento River.
Sacramento River NWR: History, Current Management, and
Comprehensive Conservation Planning Joe Silveira, USFWS.