Birding Del Norte County
Instructors: Ken Burton and Romain Cooper
Dates: Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7, 2017
Location: Meet at Crescent City Cultural Center
Please register early; maximum class size is 12.
Join us for a weekend exploring various bird habitats of Del Norte County, California, an area that’s rich in bird diversity: this small county has a bird list of over 420. We’ll spend one day on the coastal plain and shoreline searching for species such as Black Oystercatcher, Tufted Puffin, Marbled Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, and Pigeon Guillemot. We’ll spend the other at inland sites, observing how the avifauna changes with increasing elevation and seeking out Pacific Wren, Varied Thrush, Sooty Grouse, Mountain Quail, Townsend’s Solitaire, Whiteheaded Woodpecker, Dusky and Hammond’s Flycatchers, Green-tailed Towhee, and others. At this time of year, almost anything’s possible and we could easily surpass 150 species. The exact itinerary will remain flexible in response to conditions and rare-bird reports.
Register for this course.