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Sierra Valley Overnight Trip with Rich Cimino – MAS Chapter Supporting Membership Required
June 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - June 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Location: Highway 89 North of Truckee
Trip Leader(s): Rich Cimino
Start Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
End Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Start Time: [not specified]
End Time: [not specified]
Description: REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 2. The valley floor of this popular Sierra birding destination is covered with sagebrush scrub, broken by freshwater marshes, grasslands and riparian woodland. On Friday we will bird the valley floor and western portion of Sierra Valley where the headwaters of the Feather River support freshwater marshes. The western edge of the valley is made up of coniferous forest and chaparral. On Saturday morning we will bird the Yuba Pass area, which is high Alpine habitat. This portion of the trip requires walking for three hours while we bird.
For a list of birds seen in this Important Bird Area (IBA), check out both Plumas and Sierra County checklists at:
Many of the birds on these lists will be present at the time of our visit.
This popular trip will fill quickly, so sign up right away if you are interested in joining our group. The trip will be limited to 15 participants. When reserving your lodging, be mindful of the distance you’ll need to travel to meet the group each morning in Sierraville. Although there is no charge, you must be a Chapter Supporting Member of Marin Audubon to participate. To sign up for the trip, email Jeanine Starritt at . Be sure to provide your name(s), email address and phone number. If you are not yet a Marin Audubon Chapter Supporting Member, please sign up at www.marinaudubon.org prior to registering for this trip.
Participants will be responsible for their own lodging or camping arrangements in the Sierraville, Truckee or Portola areas. Plan to arrive in the area on the evening of June 25. Those confirmed on the trip will receive additional information and instructions prior to the trip.