Field Trip: Neotropical Migrants Workshop & Bird Walk at Lagoon Valley Park

Date: Saturday August 18, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Walks and workshops aimed at Beginning Birders are held twice a month on Saturdays. All workshops begin at 9 a.m., followed by bird walks from 9:30 a.m. until noon. (NSAS Event)


Leader: Crystal DeMarco

Description: What are Neotropical Migrants? What migration characteristics make these particular birds unique, and what risks are they facing? Join us for a workshop to discuss what steps we can all take to help these amazing birds, and how Citizen Scientists play an important role in tracking bird populations. We will also review E-Bird and other birding apps. The workshop will last from 9:00 to 9:30, followed by a walk along the freshwater lagoon, and up to a redwood grove. Past sightings at this 470-acre park, have included neotropical migrants such as the Pacific-slope Flycatcher, and Hooded Oriole. Walks are appropriate for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and bring water and binoculars if you have them. Layers are recommended.

Directions: From Fairfield, take the I-80 East towards Sacramento. Drive approximately 8 miles, exit on Pena Adobe Road. Take Pena Adobe Rd. into Lagoon Valley Park. There is a $3 parking fee, and the kiosk accepts cards. Drive southeast towards the large parking lot on the right, and we will meet near the restrooms across from the parking lot.

submitted on August 10, 2018, at 07:52 PM PST

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