01 Jul Wednesday Walk – Kings River
Join us on a birding outing along the Kings River below Pine Flat Dam. We will visit Choinumni Park and the Kings River Wildlife Areas where oak woodlands and riparian forests are the primary habitats. The surrounding hills are the hunting grounds of Golden Eagles and several species of hawks. This is a good area for woodpeckers, nuthatches, creepers, warblers, thrushes, egrets, mergansers, sparrows and many others.
We will be walking 1 to 2 miles but there will be good birding close to our parking areas for those who don’t want to take the long walks. There are restrooms in the parks we are visiting. Choinummi is a Fresno County Park charging a $5 entrance fee per car if you don’t have an annual pass. Consider carpooling to reduce your cost. We plan to be finished around noon.
We will meet in the Walmart parking lot at Blackstone and Ashlan at 7:45 AM for an 8:00 AM departure.
Directions to the meeting location are here: https://goo.gl/maps/PRFW6PuMz3C2
Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios