Posted by: atowhee | May 21, 2012


I am leading some birding trips later this year that are still open for participants.

MOUNTAIN BIRDING, BASED IN ASHLAND, SPONSORED BY KLAMATH BIRD OBSERVATORY.  JUNE 29-JULY 1.   You can read more about it here.  It will include a full day in the Siskiyous and a full day in the Cascades, plus an evening lecture before the weekend of birding.  This is a fund-raiser for KBO’s research work in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion. 

We should find such specialties as Green-tailed Towhee, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Warbler, American Dipper, White-headed Woodpecker, Williamson’s Sapsucker.  With luck we can add Goshawk, Mountain Quail, Sooty Grouse. This Mountain Bluebird male was photographed by Peter Thiemann.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.  Sponsored by Partnership for International Birding and The Lucky Brigade of Birders.  Sept. 9-14.  You can read more about it here. This trip will begin and end in San Francisco. It will include Pt. Reyes and Monterey, two of the hottest birding spos on the Pacific Coast of the U.S.

This trip will coincide with the fall migration of shorebirds and neo-tropical migrants.  We should get Black Turnstone, Surfbird, Wandering Tattler, Red-necked Phalarope, Sooty Shearwater, Black Oystercatcher, three cormorant species, some alcides, plus a long list of landbirds found only on the Pacific Slope.  This will include Wrentit, Bushtit, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Yellow-billed Magpie (a California endemic), California Towhee, California Thrasher, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Oak Titmouse. Red-necked Phalarope in fall plumage. At the end of the regular trip some participants will be staying in Monterey for a pelagic trip with Shearwater Journeys. That will net further shearwaters, aclids, an albatross or two, probable offshore migrants like Sabine’s Gull and Red Phalarope.

For Ashland area residents there is also a talk and day of birding for mountain birds on Mt. Ashland.  You can find info on that on the Ashland Park and Rec website. Or you can call 541-488-5340.


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