birding at Mendo College
- Would somebody be kind enough to tell me where the pond/wetlands at the college is? Thanks!
"When I feed the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor are hungry they call me a communist" - Helder Camara
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> Would somebody be kind enough to tell me where the pond/wetlands at theSince this is a frequently asked question, I will post this to the whole
> college is? Thanks!
group. Below are some directions that I have sent to several people:
Directions: From Hwy 101 north of Ukiah take the Lake Mendocino Drive
exit going east. Turn right at the T onto North State Street. In 0.5 miles
turn right onto Hensley Creek Road. After you pass through the campus gate
the road curves to the right and is lined with redwoods on each side. Look
to the left, and you will see a pond ringed with cattails. Park in campus
parking and walk back to the pond a few hundred yards. Viewing is good from
the dam with light on your back. Also check another pond lower in the
drainage. Both ponds can be seen in this aerial photo:
You can see the curved entrance road with redwoods. Ignore the vineyard pond
in the background of the photo.
The Common Moorhen and Green Heron have been seen as recently as Jan 18.
Sora and Virginia Rail are present but not seen as frequently. Keep your