Stevens Ranch/Elkhorn Slough, 22 June 2022

01 Jul Stevens Ranch/Elkhorn Slough, 22 June 2022

June 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stephens Ranch
1957 CA-1
Moss Landing
CA 95039

Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit and Willet by Peter Nagayama

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Join us for an exciting field trip to the Stevens Ranch in Moss Landing. This unique property was originally purchased by David Packard to stop the development of the northern side of Elkhorn Slough. His son-in-law Robert Stevens continues to run the ranch as a haven for birdlife. Expect to see numerous species of upland birds as well as shorebirds in the multi-thousands.


This is an out of town trip starting at 8:00 am, so you can either stay the night before nearby (Watsonville is the most economical) or leave Fresno at 5:30 am to arrive by 8:00. After birding the ranch we will eat lunch and then bird the Elkhart Slough mouth at Moss Landing before returning home. Expect the day to end around 4:00 pm.


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Checklist: binoculars, bird guide, water, sun protection and lunch.


Leader: Robert Snow, (650)483-2347,


Directions to the Stephens Ranch. The coordinates are Struve Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039, 36.831258, -121.758357. From Highway 1, turn east on Struve road. Turn right in 0.15 miles and proceed another 0.15 miles. Park near the ranch house.

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