FR16 Conifers & Birds of Horse Mountain (Includes $25 book credit) | 2024 | $50 – SOLD OUT

Date - Friday, 04/19/2024
Time - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trip Leader(s): Michael Kauffmann

Total spaces for this event: 15

Total spaces remaining (not yet booked): 0

Michael, an author and co-editor of the book The Klamath Mountains: A Natural History, will lead a journey to Horse Mountain. Participants will explore the mutualistic relationships between birds and conifers and search out regionally exceptional examples of each. Stops include montane forest, serpentine ridgelines, and mountain meadows. Be prepared for snow and/or cold weather. Bird highlights could include Cassin’s Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Bewick’s Wren, Wilson’s Warbler, Red-breasted Sapsucker, and Townsend’s Solitaire. Exceptional conifers include Port Orford-Cedar, Western White Pine, and Pacific Yew. Bring lunch, drink, hiking shoes, and warm clothes. Restrooms may be available along the way. [NOTE: The trip fee includes one book of your choice, up to $25 value, from the Backcountry Press catalog ( E-mail with your book choice. If you would like to receive the Klamath Mountains book – which costs $55 – bring the difference of $30 in exact change to give to Michael.]

Bird species seen on last year’s trip, view here.

MEETING LOCATION: Arcata Community Center, Outside front doors



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