01 Jul Wednesday Walk – Eastman Lake & Birding by Ear – CANCELLED
We are surrounded by bird songs and calls every day, but are we listening? Can we identify our bird neighbors by ear? For the first hour of of our field trip we will bird by ear in a neighborhood adjacent to our meeting point, listening past the school , lawn mower, and traffic noise.
The group will then caravan to Eastman Lake, birding long the route. Eastman Lake is a federal facility accepting the annual and senior America the Beautiful federal lands and parks pass for each car, otherwise a $5 entrance fee is required. Along the route, and at the lake, the group may see Golden and Bald Eagles, Western and Mountain Bluebirds, American Pelicans, hawks, falcons and seasonal migrants, including shorebirds, and a variety of ducks. There will be moderate walking. Expect to lunch at one of the park picnic areas (restrooms available) and finishing up at about 1 pm.
The November 28th Wednesday walk will meet at 8:15, with departure at 8:30, at the Madera Amtrak station on Road 26, Madera. Cars can be parked at the station for those wishing to carpool from that point. Heavy rain cancels, text or voicemail Lynda at 560-474-0651 for additional information.
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