Birding Del Norte CANCELLED

Photos by Marty Karlin

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Instructor: Ken Burton or Romain Cooper
Dates: Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10, 2020
Location: Crescent City, Smith River and Redwood National and State Parks
Tuition: $140

Naturalist Certificate Credits: 16 hrs.



Cancelled due to Covid-19. Please stay tuned for future programming.

Join us for a weekend exploring various bird habitats of Del Norte County, California, an area that’s rich in bird diversity: this small county has a bird list of over 420. We’ll spend one day on the coastal plain and shoreline searching for species such as Black Oystercatcher, Tufted Puffin, Marbled Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, and Pigeon Guillemot.

We’ll spend the other at inland sites, observing how the avifauna changes with increasing elevation and seeking out Pacific Wren, Varied Thrush, Sooty Grouse, Mountain Quail, Townsend’s Solitaire, White-headed Woodpecker, Dusky and Hammond’s Flycatchers, Green-tailed Towhee, and others. At this time of year, almost anything’s possible and we could easily surpass 150 species. The exact itinerary will remain flexible in response to conditions and rare-bird reports.