Birding Field Trips In Lieu of Full Kern Birding Festival
Based on numerous comments from former attendees since the 2010 end
of a fully developed birding field trips schedule associated with the
Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival, a modest offering of
birding field trips only will be offered this spring 2012. Wes Fritz,
John Schmitt, and I will serve as leaders. Individuals to small
groups (8-10 maximum) are welcome to participate. An average of about
5 participants per trip per day is needed to cover leader expenses.
Following is just enough detail to get the ball rolling...
California Target Birding's WES FRITZ is offering daily to multiple
day trips during the time period from Sunday, April 29 through
Sunday, May 13. The first portion of the period will involved field
trips along the Central California Coast including a day trip to
Santa Cruz Island. The middle portion of the period will be centered
on the Kern River Valley and Southern Sierra Nevada. The latter
portion of the time period will involve birding along the US Hwy 395
corridor in Inyo County and Mono County. For details on selected days
to entire period participation (certainly a huge list of birds to be
found), CONTACT Wes via email at wes-fritz@... (Wes Fritz) or
via phone (preferred) at 805-895-0685.
JOHN SCHMITT (artist for numerous bird field guides worldwide
including the National Geographic guide, raptor expert, outstanding
field trip leader, and Kern River Valley resident) is offering daily
field trips during at least the Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6
period with possibly more days being available if there is demand.
All of John's day trips will start in the Kern River Valley. Contact
me, Bob Barnes, to get the ball rolling regarding going on one or
more of John's daily field trip offerings.
BOB BARNES (I) is offering day trips out of Ridgecrest (oodles of
motels at very reasonable cost and lots of restaurants, including 24
hour, in this city of 25,000 residents) Tuesday, May 1 through
Thursday, May 3 and selected days as arranged with participants from
Monday, May 7 through Monday, May 14 (with possible out of Kern River
Valley starts if preferred and arranged). For more information
contact me, Bob Barnes, via email at bbarnes@... or via
phone (preferred) at 760-372-1260. NOTE: I already have two sign-ups
for May 1-3 with 6 spaces of the maximum 8 left. May 1st is set with
an all day Kern Desert Loop trip covering Butterbredt Spring,
California City, Galileo Hill, and Ridgecrest area desert oases. The
following two days will involve Kern River Valley and Southern Sierra
Nevada all day excursions. These three days (May 1-3) are a definite go.
Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, CA
24/7 Cellular Phone Number: 760-382-1260
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