FR21 Birding South to Ferndale with Lunch at Eel River Brewery – CLASSIC | 2023 | $25
Time - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Rob Fowler
Meet at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge visitor center parking lot to start the trip by looking for songbirds such as Pacific-slope Flycatcher and lots of singing Yellow-rumped Warblers, plus various sparrows and finches that visit the feeders and native plant garden. We’ll then walk the shorebird loop trail looking for waterfowl holding over from the winter, migrant shorebirds, and other marsh-associated species. After the refuge, we’ll make our way to either the Loleta or Ferndale Bottoms, depending on recent reports or participants’ desires. We might even head towards Ferndale and visit the cemetery to look for Canada Jays. We’ll then go to the Eel River Brewery in Fortuna for a no-host lunch after the noon hour and plan to be back in Arcata around 3 pm. Always a fun trip and a good one for beginners, as the pace is relaxed and we make a point to enjoy all species encountered. Restrooms available at various locations. [NOTE: From the Arcata Community Center, it takes about 35 minutes to get to the refuge, which is south of Eureka.at the Hookton Road exit of Highway 101.]
MEETING LOCATION: Humboldt Bay NWR Visitor Center Parking Lot, 1050 Ranch Road, Loleta
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