TH14 Birding Del Norte Overnight – Hotel Included – GOLD | 2018
Time - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Bob Brown & Cedric Duhalde
This event is closed for on line registration, lunches are ordered and hotel rooms booked. If you want to add on, e-mail us at [email protected] and we’ll see if we can get another room.
This overnight carpooling trip includes two days of birding, leaving at 9:00 a.m. from Arcata, stopping to bird up to and back from Crescent City and the Smith River Bottoms, giving participants an opportunity to work on their Del Norte County eBird list. We will travel past three lagoons, two major rivers, old-growth redwoods and unparalleled rocky coastlines. The leader will meet the group at the Arcata Community Center and Godwit Days board member Bob Brown will be your host for the trip and can help you with your arrangements for the night’s stay at the hotel. A scope will be handy, and the trip will be mostly “car birding” with a couple of short hikes.
Overnight accommodation is included in the trip cost at the Crescent Beach Motel, right on the beachfront, where a block of rooms have been reserved for festival registrants. A sack lunch is also included in the first day of this 2-day trip (Any special sleeping or dietary requirements? email: [email protected]). Dinner is on your own but we will make a group reservation. There will be stops to pick up food for other meals.
On Friday, the early morning will be spent looking for Tufted Puffin on Castle Rock at Point St. George, as well as birding around Crescent City (incl the Harbor), Lake Earl, Alexandre Dairy, Smith River Bottoms, if not covered on Thursday. Tufted Puffins are not guaranteed, but two great days of birding is. Return time can be based on your schedule but we will plan to be back in Arcata in time for the reception (5:00 p.m.) and the talks that evening.
This event will meet at the Arcata Community Center. Festival headquarters will not be set up there quite yet so just look for others with binoculars and spotting scopes.
Bookings are closed for this event.