28 Aug Wednesday Walk – Merced NWR
Come join Fresno Audubon in exploring the Merced National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday, November 29th. Merced NWR is one of the best local places for viewing migrating water fowl, including large numbers of Snow, Ross’s, and Greater White-fronted Geese, Sandhill Cranes, White-faced Ibis and many duck species. Often-seen raptors include Red-tail Hawks, Northern Harriers, Peregrine Falcons, Kestrels and the occasional Bald Eagle. We will take a short hike along the Meadowlark Trail, which could result in sightings of various sparrows and warblers.
Meet in front of the Target at El Paseo Shopping Center (Herndon and 99) at 7:45 am for an 8:00am departure. We will be coming back mid-afternoon, so bring a lunch and plenty of water. Radios are advisable along the auto tour route. Bathrooms (pit toilets) are available near the entrance.
Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios
Trip leader: Judy Johnson
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