Fall Preview – Snow Camp Road
Time - 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Max Brodie
Meet at the Valley West Ray’s parking lot near the Jitter Bean Coffee drive through around 7:20 am. This
past spring Godwit Days festival was the first time this trip was run, and it was exceptionally popular with
the local Godwit Day participants so we decided to try it again and see the difference for the fall! If you
signed up for the spring trip then why not try out the fall experience here, too!? Max Brodie will be
leading this trip again and will shuttle participants through mixed conifer forest interspersed with open
prairies and oak woodlands as we climb from sea level to 3,500’. As we traverse the ridges we will scan
the open skies for raptors. The oak groves host several species including Acorn Woodpecker, Western
Bluebird, and White-breasted Nuthatch. Fall brings fall migrants and unexpected surprises, as this area is
rarely birded in the fall. All of the birding will be done roadside; spotting scopes are highly recommended.
Pack warm clothes, a snack and plenty of water. There are no designated bathrooms along this route.
The roads on this trip are narrow and pullouts are not always where the birds are. For this reason we ask
that that you please consider carpooling to the greatest extent possible.
Bookings are closed for this event.