Migratory Bird Day Field Trip to Lost Lake Park 7:00 am
Migratory Bird Day Field Trip to Lost Lake Park @ Lost Lake Recreation Area, Audubon Nature Trail
May 8 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
May 8th is World Migratory Bird Day as well as the Global Big Day. To celebrate, Fresno Audubon will hold our first in-person field trip in over a year at Lost Lake Recreation Area. The state and county orders allow “Recreational social and community classes,”...
May 8th is World Migratory Bird Day as well as the Global Big Day. To celebrate, Fresno Audubon will hold our first in-person field trip in over a year at Lost Lake Recreation Area. The state and county orders allow “Recreational social and community classes,” and we believe a field trip fits this category. We are currently in the red tier where the maximum allowed group size is 50. Everyone must do their own risk assessment before participating, but we believe risks to be very low if we follow state and CDC guidelines. All attendees must sign our liability waiver, and registration is required. You can register here. By registering you will be agreeing to our liability waiver and will not need to sign again onsite.
We will operate the event according to state and county guidelines: Masks must be warn in public except when outdoors and maintaining at least 6 feet of social distance from others not in their household. You must have a face covering with you at all times and must put it on if you are within 6 feet of others who are not in your household.
We don’t recommend sharing scopes and won’t be sponsoring a group meal at the end of the trip.
This will be a 2-hour trip to comply with county requirements. We will meet at the Audubon Nature Trailhead at the south end of the park. Please join us for a wonderful morning of group birding!
Please join Fresno Audubon on Saturday, July 17 as we escape the Valley heat and journey to Morro Bay. We will meet at 5:30 AM at the Walmart parking lot on the southeast corner of Shaw and Ashlan to arrange carpooling. The plan is to depart by 5:45 AM. The first destination will be Montaña de Oro State Park. Goal birds at this location will be Brown Pelican, Western Gull, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Black Oystercatcher, Pigeon Guillemot, Wrentit, California Thrasher, California Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Bewick’s Wren, California Quail, and many more! Next, we will visit Morro Bay State Park, where we will visit the Marina/Boardwalk Trail and the heron rookery. Our goal birds at these locations will be Heermann’s Gull, Caspian Tern, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Willet, Black-crowned Night Heron, and many more. Sometime while in Morro Bay State Park, we will sit down for lunch. Our next birding destination will be Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, where our goal birds will be Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Common Yellowthroat, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Violet-green Swallow, Black-bellied Plover, Snowy Egret, and many more. If there is time, we will stop by Morro Rock to look for Peregrine Falcons and various shorebirds. The plan is to leave Morro Bay around 3:30 or 4:00 PM and be back in Fresno by 6:30 PM. Participants should bring snacks, lunch, water, hat, sunscreen, and binoculars, and should dress in layers. Please be aware that there is poison oak along the trails at Montaña de Oro State Park and other locations along the coast; long pants and poison oak/ivy wipes are recommended. Registration is required and there is a limit of 25 participants. The use of masks is recommended when maintaining a distance of six feet is not possible, and we ask that participants carpool at their own discretion. Trip leaders are FAS president Rachel Clark and Susan Estep.
Registration: Please register for the field trip here.
Checklist: binoculars, scope, field guide, snacks, lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, radios
Trip leader: Rachel Clark at 515-357-0122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.