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N. California Birdwatching Adventure!

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N. California Birdwatching Adventure!

5 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
Animals

N. California Birdwatching Adventure!

Animals

N. California Birdwatching Adventure!

5 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join me and explore the unique birds that call California home! Whether you are new to birding or it is one of your biggest passions, I can guide you to the habitats where we have a good chance of spotting these interesting and beautiful creatures. Our 4-5 hour morning excursion begins in riparian habitat for passerines and migrant bird species, then on to managed wetlands and open fields, where we will look for grassland birds, shorebirds and ducks. This will give us a broad picture of the ecologically unique birds of northern California.
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Your host

Learn more about Ellen

Ellen

I've been a bird guide and biologist in many places: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, etc. I've helped citizen science programs, like Breeding Bird Surveys and Christmas Bird Counts, done wildlife population studies and nest monitoring. I’ve traveled around the world for birdwatching (Tanzania, Uganda, Borneo, Belize, Costa Rica, China, Australia, Bonaire, just to name a few, not to mention most of the U.S. and offshore pelagics). I'm very passionate about conservation and ecology, which includes my profession, and love sharing my specialized knowledge with both children and adults. Other birdwatching experiences I host are: Cosumnes River Preserve (http://bit.ly/2KFgVq2) and Gray Lodge Wildlife Management Area (http://bit.ly/2Na9wAZ)

What's included

Food
Food fare may include fruits, cheese, bagels and cream cheese.
Drinks
Water or hot tea

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Where you'll be

Start at Putah Creek Riparian Reserve, where species like Yellow-billed Magpies, flycatchers, warblers, grosbeaks & hawks are plentiful. We may also see herons, egrets, Wood Ducks & other water birds. From there, we'll go to the Yolo Bypass, with an auto loop through wetlands with places to walk on foot. Species often found are American Bitterns, waterbirds, waders, & field species. If preferred, we can tailor the locations to the participants.

This experience is available starting May 02, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Personal camera gears/Binoculars

More tips

This will not be a strenuous morning, but please come prepared to walk through some brush and on uneven dirt trails. I will have bird identification books. Don't forget your binoculars!
Ellen
N. California Birdwatching Adventure!
5 reviews
From $67/person
5 reviews
From $67/person