FR02 Arcata Ridge Trail & Aldergrove Pond | 2022 | $20
Time - 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Trip Leader(s): George Ziminsky
This event will meet at the West End Road Trailhead, Arcata Ridge Trail. Map: https://cityofarcata.org/DocumentCenter/View/8754/Arcata-Ridge-Trail-PDF.
Access off of West End Road has opened up a nice strip of riparian habitat. As part of the City of Arcata’s Community Forest trail system, it follows along Janes Creek with redwood forested slopes above. Former millponds have created cattail marshes and Virginia Rail, Marsh Wren or Common Yellowthroat are possible. The Black-capped Chickadee flock should move through the riparian with Wilson’s and Orange-crowned Warblers, a vireo or two, and some song sparrows. Upslope the classic redwood forest birds will be seen or heard: Pacific Wren, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Varied Thrush, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, and Steller’s Jay. Back out and around the old mill site down West End Road towards Hwy 299, Aldergrove Pond is just on the other side of the former sawmill. Here again, is a small urban pond and its associated riparian habitat. The pace of this trip will be relaxed and casual, it will cover our basic forest and woodland birds.
Bookings are closed for this event.