03 Aug Saturday Walk – Panoche Valley
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Join Fresno Audubon on Saturday, November 16 on a day trip to Panoche Valley. Panoche Valley is a highly renowned Important Bird Area located in San Benito County, West of the I5. This remote, sparsely populated region contains grasslands interspersed with chaparral, oak-covered ridges, and dry washes with intermittent water. Species likely to be seen include Golden Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Northern Harrier, Prairie Falcon, Burrowing Owl, Greater Roadrunner, Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Loggerhead Shrike, California Thrasher, Bell’s Sparrow, and many others. This is a trip you do not want to miss! Participants will meet at 6:45 AM in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter on Blackstone and Ashlan Avenues for a 7:00 AM departure. The trip will last until approximately 4:30 or 5:00 PM. Please be sure to bring binoculars, lunch, snacks, plenty of water, hats, sunscreen, and layered clothing. For more information, please feel free to reach out to trip leader Rachel Clark at 515-357-0122 or email@example.com.