Field Trip: Beginning Bird Walk and Waterfowl Workshop at Newell Preserve

Date: Saturday November 04, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Walks and workshops aimed at beginning birders are held twice a month on Saturdays. All workshops begin at 9am, followed by bird walks at 9:30am until noon at Newell Canyon Open Space Preserve. (NSAS Event)


Leader: Crystal DeMarco

Description: Late fall is a great time to study waterfowl. They winter in the thousands, have gorgeous fresh plumage, and are busy flirting and chasing each other, making for some great bird drama. We will learn the differences between a dabbler and a diver, why female ducks are so drab, and why the male ducks seem to disappear.

The workshop will last from 9:00 to 9:30, followed by a walk through Newell Canyon Open Space Preserve. Walks are appropriate for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please bring binoculars if you have them and water.

Directions: Meet at the Newell Open Space Preserve parking lot at 9:00 a.m. From Hwy 29, drive east on Donaldson Way until it ends and then turn left on Newell Drive.

Coordinator: Crystal DeMarco at

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