Birding on the Madaket – August 25, 2019 – SOLD OUT

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Date - Sunday, 08/25/2019
Time - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Trip Leader(s): David Fix, Rob Fowler, Gary Bloomfield

Total spaces for this event: 31

Total spaces remaining (not yet booked): 0


Join us for our annual birding tour aboard the historic Madaket vessel around Humboldt Bay, Eureka, CA. Local bird experts will narrate this tour around the bay while participants sit back and relax with light snacks and beverages available for purchase. In addition to birds, expect to see harbor seals, sea lions, and harbor porpoises. Exposed mudflats along the shore attract flocks of shorebirds, while seabirds can be seen on the open waters of the bay. Osprey and Peregrine Falcon are often seen perched on structures in or along the edge of the water or soaring overhead.  Terns and gulls roosting on shoreline pilings are used to the boat cruising by closely and only peer at us quizzingly.  Shorebird flocks often swoop by, offering a unique perspective.

We have been offering this trip since 2010 and it has become very popular. We encourage people to sign-up early as these trips do sell out quickly. Bring your binoculars and wear layers in case of light breeze or cooler temperatures. The trip will depart promptly at 4PM and finish at 6PM.

Registrants are to meet at the foot of “C” St. in Old Town Eureka. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for check-in and boarding.

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