09/2-3 Shorebirds and Condors in Humboldt County

09/2-3 Shorebirds and Condors in Humboldt County

Instructor: Ken Burton
Date: September 2-3
8 AM-5 PM Sat, 8 AM-2 PM Sun*
Location: Meeting in Arcata, CA
Tuition: $135

*end time may vary slightly, please plan accordingly


Spend two days in the  field learning first-hand about shorebirds, the majestic California condor, and other species of interest. The first day will be spent visiting various shorebird habitats from Trinidad to Eureka, including rocky shoreline, sandy beach, mudflat, and riverine gravel bar. Outings will be near the peak of shorebird migration, and over 20 species are expected. The focus will be on learning to distinguish the various species from one another, as well as discussing their ecology and evolutionary relationships.  The second day will be spent in the Bald Hills of northeast Humboldt searching for condors in the newly reintroduced population.  Other species of the upland prairies will be appreciated as well – including possibilities such as Sooty Grouse, Willow Flycatcher, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Chipping Sparrow, and MacGillivray’s Warbler.


Field days are moderately difficult (1-3 miles of hiking per day and/or climbs of up to 500 ft).


Ages 16+ welcome.