Most weeks, NSAS offers a Saturday morning walk in a birding hotspot in Napa or Solano County, beginning around 8am and ending around noon. A carpool usually leaves from the standard Napa carpool location. Residents in other areas should send email to napa-solano-birds[at]outlook.com to request departures from other locations.
Hey, beginning birders! Walks emphasizing basic bird identification are held on the 1st Saturday of each month at American Canyon Wetlands in American Canyon, and on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Rush Ranch in Suisun City.
**Note that the walk start time may vary, and under inclement weather conditions (rain, high temperature or wind), the trip may be canceled. Updates will only be sent through email, so please join our mailing list!
A typical trip attracts approximately 20 birders. Through the seasons we try to catch the local “spectacles” of birding: spring shorebirds at American Canyon, winter raptors and Mountain Plovers in the Solano prairie, or fall warblers at Lagoon Valley.
The morning’s birding nearly always includes a good walk of variable length. For example, there are three sides to Lake Hennessey, and we have birded them all. Huichica Creek Wildlife Area can be approached a number of ways on foot, each of them offers a unique perspective of grassland and marsh. Land Trust properties are popular destinations, including Lynch Canyon and Foote Botanical Preserve. It is a great experience of learning and sharing, and you are invited!