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Winter Wetland Birdwatching, Gray Lodge

Yuba City, Estats Units

Abans de fer una reserva, comprova si hi ha restriccions locals a causa de la COVID-19

Experiència organitzada per Ellen

5,5 hores
Inclou: menjar
Fins a 3 persones
Idiomes de l'experiència: Anglès

Què farem?

On our all-day adventure, we'll explore one of the great winter wetland areas in Northern California, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. First, we'll explore the check-in location, bird there and view the wildlife exhibit. Next, we'll walk several of the paths through the wetlands and riparian areas and take some time at the boardwalk viewing platform, where there are thousands of birds to see. We'll take a break for some delicious food for lunch and then, we'll meander our way through the auto-loop, taking our time to stop and see all the birds and other wildlife that may reveal themselves. It's wonderful to see the afternoon sunlight on the water and the birds. There will be skeins of waterfowl in the sky at times, and plenty of them swimming or walking around and they are easy to see. We'll see many species of ducks (wigeon, shovelers, teal, pintail), grebes, geese, swans, herons, egrets, kingfishers, and hawks. I've lucked out with American Bittern, Green Heron, Red-shouldered Hawk, Eared Grebe, and Sandhill Cranes. Lots of winter passerines with Yellow-rumped Warblers, woodpeckers, possible Golden Eagles, and much more! Cost covers lunch and entry fee to the wildlife area.
Other things to note
This will not be strenuous, but come prepared to walk on dirt trails. I will have bird ID books. Don't forget binoculars!

If much rain is predicted, we may have to reschedule. Light rain, we go!
On our all-day adventure, we'll explore one of the great winter wetland areas in Northern California, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. First, we'll explore the check-in location, bird there and view the wildlife exhibit. Next, we'll walk several of the paths through the wetlands and riparian areas and take some time at the boardwalk viewing platform, where there are thousands of birds to see. We'll take a break for some delicious food for lunch and the…

Ellen s'ha compromès amb la seguretat

Aquest amfitrió s'ha compromès a complir les pautes de seguretat i neteja d'Airbnb en el context de la COVID-19, com ara complir les mesures de distanciament físic, practicar una bona higiene i assegurar-se que tots els participants portin màscara.
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Què s'hi inclou?

  • Menjar
    Lunch will consist of sandwiches or a mix of cheese, salami, crackers, frui...
A partir de €63
 per persona
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Coneix l'amfitrió: Ellen

Allotja hostes a Airbnb des del 2018
  • 2 avaluacions
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I've been a bird guide and biologist for over 30 years in many places: TX, NM, AZ, California, etc. I've helped citizen science programs, like Breeding Bird Surveys and Christmas Bird Counts, done wildlife population studies and nest monitoring. I served for 10 yrs on the board of a W. TX Audubon Society, including 2 yrs as President. I’ve traveled around the world for birdwatching (Tanzania, Uganda, Borneo, Belize, Costa Rica, China, Australia, Bonaire, to name a few, including most of the U.S. and offshore pelagics). I'm very passionate about conservation and ecology, which includes my profession, and love sharing my specialized knowledge with both children and adults. Other birdwatching experiences I host are: Cosumnes River Preserve (http://bit.ly/2KFgVq2) and Putah Creek/Yolo Bypass (http://bit.ly/2Zg3chu)
I've been a bird guide and biologist for over 30 years in many places: TX, NM, AZ, California, etc. I've helped citizen science programs, like Breeding Bird Surveys and Christmas Bird Counts, done wildlife population studies and nest monitoring. I served for 10 yrs on the board of a W. TX Audubon Society, including 2 yrs as President. I’ve traveled around the world for birdwatching (Tanzania, Uganda, Borneo, Belize, Costa Rica, China, Australia, Bonaire, to name a few, including most of the U.S…
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On aniràs?

The Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is managed by the California Department of Wildlife. You can find a link to it here: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/lands/places-to-visit/gray-lodge-wa. It's a wonderful spot where waterfowl and grassland birds from the Pacific Flyway congregate in huge numbers each winter. Peak viewing times are December and January, before the birds start to fly north again.

2 avaluacions

Dorleen
gener de 2020
Our day of bird watching at Gray Lodge was a great learning experience in waterfowl identification. We have ventured out to the Pacific Flyway on our own in past seasons though usually end the day a bit frustrated at our inability to identify many of the birds we encountered. Having Ellen's expertise and guidance in naming the many birds we saw made the day much more enjoyable and entertaining. Ellen's passion for wildlife and her skill at imparting information was contagious. We would definitely book another experience with her.
Our day of bird watching at Gray Lodge was a great learning experience in waterfowl identification. We have ventured out to the Pacific Flyway on our own in past seasons though us…
Kyriakoula And David
desembre de 2019
Host was smart and easy to share information and experience Wildlife refuge was easy to walk with added feature of auto tour loop. Ellen navigated some pretty large flocks of various birds and pointed out the rare and colorful Very safe and cozy ride along Trailblazer who increased my ability to motivate my family to go back and check it out
Host was smart and easy to share information and experience Wildlife refuge was easy to walk with added feature of auto tour loop. Ellen navigated some pretty large flocks of vario…

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Requisits per als hostes

Hi poden participar fins a 3 viatgers amb una edat mínima de 12 anys.

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Binoculars

Warm clothes (warm jacket, gloves, hat)