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Date(s) - 02/11/2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pond on Rock Creek Rd. , 1/4 mile off Hwy. 4 in Copperopolis


Join Central Sierra Audubon on a birding expedition along Rock Creek Rd. in Calaveras County to Salt Springs Reservoir on Friday, Feb. 11. This is one of our favorite field trips in Calaveras County with a variety of habitats including ponds, grasslands, oak woodlands and resort lake. We usually see more than 50 species on this trip with one of our old favorites being the Lewis’ Woodpecker, and, as always, we will be looking out for Ferruginous Hawks. There also have been several sightings of Rough-legged Hawks in this area.

For covid-related prudence reasons, we will travel separately and meet at 9 am opposite the pond about 1/4 mile along Rock Creek Road off Highway 4 near Copperopolis. Bring water and lunch which we will enjoy at the picnic area at the resort which also has restrooms available ($10 per car). Bring binoculars, bird guides and radios for convoying, if you have them, otherwise we will bring sanitized radios for your use. The club has five radios. Rain will cancel the trip. We will finish around 2 pm, but if you need to depart earlier, we will get to the resort around 11:30 a.m. Paolo Maffei (209-532-8426) is tour leader.