28 Aug Wednesday Walk – Sycamore Island
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Sycamore Island in Madera County, just across the river from Fresno, has excellent bird habitat. Uplands, wetlands, ponds, riparian areas and oak groves all are found on this preserve of several hundred acres. It is a part of the San Joaquin River Parkway. Cormorants, ducks, mergansers, grebes, Raptors, sparrows, finches, quail, gnatcatchers and many others can be found there.
There are restrooms and picnic tables on this property. We will walk a mile or more on dirt roads, but most of the area is derivable for those who prefer driving. Please meet at the Target in the River Park Shopping Center near Highway 41 and East El Paso Ave at 7:45 AM. We plan to be finished by noon and have lunch on the site. The gate to the property automatically opens when you exit so those who want to leave early can do so.
Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios