Saturday Bird Walk at Lost Lake/Fin Trail

20 Feb Saturday Bird Walk at Lost Lake/Fin Trail

December 23, 2023 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lost Lake
CA 93626
Lynda Schafhauser
559-377-8427 Voicemail or text

Lost Lake Audubon Field Trip 

Registration is required for this event.

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Location: Lost Lake , Fresno County Park

                  Lost Lake Rd, Friant, CA 93626

Date and Meeting time

Meeting location in park: Audubon Trailhead at the west end (down stream end) of the park. There is a small parking area at the trailhead, and a larger one a few hundred yards further into the park.

TBD, visit to FINS  ( Friant Interactive Nature Site, .2 miles east of Lost Lake Park) after birding Lost Lake location.



Duration of walk: 8:30 am – 12 pm


Special instructions: the park entrance fee is usually enforced. Fee is $5. Please follow instructions at the entry kiosk if there is no attendant at the kiosk. 


What to bring: Binoculars, check weather report for comfortable clothing,  (almost any weather is possible), walking shoes, sunscreen / hat, water, snacks ( or lunch if staying beyond noon), free downloads of Audubon and/or Merlin Apps are very useful, western bird identification field guides are also useful. Be advised , there may be insects such as mosquitos, gnats etc. 


Walk Description: walking on mostly flat park grass, or on paved park road, from west ( at the trailhead) to east ( toward Friant Dam and the park campground). We will bird river, river lined grass/ shrub and oak tree habitat, and on the upper road the grassland leading into the park, using binoculars but also using the Merlin Sound ID app as an enhanced identification tool. In the park, there are picnic benches for rest stops, and the restrooms are usually open.


Possible birds: Egrets (several species), Cedar Waxwing, Hawks (several species) Varied Thrush, Bald Eagle,  Common Merganser , Acorn Woodpecker, Canada Goose, Ring- necked Duck, Anna’s Hummingbird, Great Blue Heron, Wood Duck, Phainopepla, Black Phoebe, and many others.


Other possible sightings…Coyotes, Bobcats…on the other side of the river.


Hard Rain or flooding cancels this walk.

Trip Leader: Lynda Schafhauser

Contact information: cell for voicemail or text:  559-377-8427


Registration is required for this walk.

Register Here

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