TH10 Bear River Ridge – GOLD | 2020 | $75
Time - 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): TBA
This event will meet at the Arcata Community Center, out front of the building. Festival headquarters will not be set up there quite yet so just look for others with binoculars and spotting scopes.
From Rio Dell to Ferndale, this classic ridge-top route takes birders out of the forests and into extensive prairies. This 35-mile trip boasts spectacular views of Humboldt Bay, Ferndale, and the Eel River Bottoms. Golden Eagle is possible on this route, as well as other ridge-migrating raptors. Western Meadowlarks, possibly bluebirds, and Horned Larks are other bird specialists of this habitat. Amazingly in 2012 this trip discovered a breeding plumage Smith’s Longspur, a first for Humboldt County. This will be mostly road-side birding and requires carpooling to reduce the number of vehicles on this narrow road. Restrooms are available in Rio Dell and Ferndale.
This smaller group event includes a sack lunch, please let us know if you have dietary restrictions by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with details.