Field Trip: American Canyon Wetlands Weekly Bird Walk with Tom Slyker

Date: Saturday September 03, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM

This Saturday, September 3, 2022, we will take a stroll through the many ponds and along the river in the American Canyon Wetlands.

(NSAS Event)


Leader: Tom Slyker Description: OVERVIEW The American Canyon Wetlands is restored marsh land along the Napa River. Many aeration ponds and treatment ponds make up the waters where the Napa River Bay Trail meanders around. Many waterfowl and shorebirds are within the marshes. Cinnamon Teal, Marbled Godwit, Willet, American Kestrel, American Avocet, Black-Necked Stilt, Black-Crowned Night-Heron and American White Pelican are guaranteed. Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, Black Rail, American Bittern are uncommon visitors to the area. Black Scoter, Long-Tailed Duck, Surf Scoter, White-Winged Scoter, and Barrow's Goldeneye have been seen at this location in the past. Summer Tanager, Yellow-Headed Blackbird, Burrowing Owl and Chestnut-Sided Warbler have been found in the past, but rare. We shall keep our eyes out for early shorebirds and waterfowl. Swamp sparrow was briefly spotted in October 2021 on the walk!

Just a note for walkers, all birds in the above list were seen at one point and time. Birds will vary at location and though I mention the birds on this list, we may see many and we may see none. This all varies on the day!

WEATHER (Please Read) The weather is projected to be in the high 90s and may reach 100F. It is always cooler near the water. Please bring binoculars and sturdy hiking boots or shoes. Please dress according to the weather and location.


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