SFAS - Trip to Sierra Valley

SFAS - Trip to Sierra Valley



Jun 14th 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Trip to Sierra Valley
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leader: Ed Pandolfino   erpfromca@aol.com 
 
THIS TRIP IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS. CONTACT ED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

Sierra Valley, the largest expanse of mountain meadow habitat in the state, is a wonderful spectacle of sight and sound in early June.  Wetland habitats support breeding Sandhill Cranes, a large variety of waterfowl, and shorebirds such as Willets, Wilson’s Snipe, Long-billed Curlews, and Wilson’s Phalaropes. Marsh Wrens and Song Sparrows sing from the wetland vegetation and you can often catch good views of an American Bittern.  The grasslands and sagebrush flats ring with the songs of Vesper, Brewer’s, and Savannah Sparrows as well as the frantic renditions of Sage Thrashers.  Male Yellow-headed Blackbirds puff themselves up and produce that strangled, squawking song that sounds like music ONLY to the ear of a female Yellow-headed Blackbird.  Ed will provide details on the trip as well as lodging suggestions for folks who might want to come up the evening before, or stay over another day (to attend the Roses’ trip to Euer Valley).
 
Field Trips are FREE.  For more information go to http://sierrafoothillsaudubon.org/.
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