TH12 Kneeland & Coastal Prairies of Humboldt – NEW | 2019 | $15
Time - 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): David Juliano
The Kneeland area is a beautiful inland region that is comprised of mixed conifer forest, coastal prairies (like the Bald Hills of Redwood National Park), and oak woodland. The views are spectacular and so are the birds with such local species like Sooty Grouse, Golden Eagle, Acorn Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, California Towhee, Chipping Sparrow being some of the highlights expected on this trip. This trip is roadside-birding-focused and all birding will be done along the road but the birds will be similar to what one might see on the hiking-focused Lyons Ranch/Bald Hills trip on Saturday, 20 April (event # SA43). Some brief stops might be made around the Freshwater area on the way up the road to Kneeland but most of the time birding will be spent birding the Kneeland Loop that goes out to Showers Pass and then returns via Mountain View Road.