Sacramento Valley Conservancy will be facilitating a team for the annual American River Natural History Association (ARNHA) wildlife bird count on December 2nd from 7am-12pm in the lower American River Parkway.
“Team Meadowlark” will be counting all birds and wildlife from Discovery Park to Northgate Boulevard along the American River Parkway. The lists are collected and shared with the other teams and ARNHA. The data will then be compiled and shared with scientists and students to better understand local ecology.
This is SVC’s first year sponsoring a team although the area being monitored has been surveyed for over 30 years. SVC is seeking the help of birding docents or volunteers that are interested in joining. While volunteers do not need to be experts it is recommended that they have participated in other bird counts and are familiar with local species.
When: 7am - 12pm
Where: We will first be meeting at 7am at Discovery Park (1600 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833) and completing an approximately 3.25 mile loop. We will then travel a mere 5 minutes to Camp Pollock (467 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815) and will walk another 2.7 mile loop, counting as we go.
What to SVC is providing: We have one spotting scope, clipboards, and counting sheets for use on the walks. We also will be providing snacks when we get back to Camp Pollock including coffee! We will also be emailing out Parking Passes for use at Discovery Park as soon as ARNHA sends them to us.
What to bring: Warm Layers (45º-52ºF), Binoculars & Spotting scopes if you have them, boots or other waterproof closed toed shoes, water, sunscreen, and a hat. Also bring a liability form.
All youth must be accompanied by their guardian. Please register below, so we can plan our volunteer projects accordingly. Volunteers will be notified by email if the event is canceled.
If you would like to coordinate a group service day or have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org