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Winter Birds of the Delta – Boat Trip
February 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birding with David Wimpfheimer
Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Boat departs at 9 AM. Plan to arrive early!
Register HERE for this field trip. Please see below for important registration information.
The trip costs $135. Limited to 25 people. Registration for this trip opens January 8th at 8AM. Tickets may be cancelled until February 2 at 12 noon. Cancellations will be refunded MINUS the TicketBud service charges.
If tickets aren’t available, you may sign up for the waitlist by clicking the “Contact Organizer” prompt on Ticketbud and leaving your name and phone number.
This very popular trip is being held the first weekend in Feb on Sunday Feb 5. We’ll depart from the Antioch Marina at 9AM and enter the San Joaquin River, keeping an eye out for overwintering birds and any marine (or other) animals that happen to show up. As we head east, we enter a number of the smaller sloughs and waterways with views out over the flooded agricultural fields that provide a refuge for flocks that nest in the north but winter here.
Along with the flocks of snow geese, white fronted geese and Tundra swans, numerous ducks, shorebirds, and raptors are usually spotted. Well known birder and naturalist David Wimpfheimer will provide commentary and Ronn Patterson (captain and naturalist) will fill in bits about the history of the delta as we transit this altered but still viable ecosystem.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate is provided, bring lunch and snacks. Bad weather can cancel as with any winter trip. Light rain will not cancel.
Ticket holders will receive directions to the Antioch Marina, where the trip begins and ends, and other instructions, approximately one week prior to the trip.
Inclement weather will reschedule the trip to Sunday, February 19.