This is a rare opportunity to join our birding docents on a trip to the northern part of the preserve during Spring migration. Lawrence’s Goldfinches adore this place and you may get the opportunity to observe them in close proximity!
This hike has an early start to avoid the heat and see the best bird activity. The group will caravan to Deer Creek Hills North promptly at 6am.
A sneak peak of what you may see:
Warblers - Nashville, Orange-crowned, Townsend’s, Black-throated Gray, McGillivray’s, Wilson’s
A variable assortment of raptors, Great Blue Heron and Great Egret often frequent the pond areas of Deer Creek near the north western border of the property.
Black Phoebe, Mourning Dove and Violet-green and Tree swallows as well as bathing Northern Rough Winged Swallows are common sights. Ash-throated Flycatchers and Western Kingbirds will have returned for the summer. Willow Flycatchers and Olive-sided Flycatchers have been seen on several outings along the creek here as well. Bullock’s Oriole, Western Tanager and Lazuli Bunting are all possible colorful additions in May.
Sparrows - Lark, Song, Lincoln’s, and Rufous-crowned
This new hike will give opportunity to see a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cassin’s and Hutton’s Vireos, and a Gray Flycatcher.
Come join us for a visit to this less visited gem of Deer Creek Hills Preserve.
This is a 3 mile cross country trek, in medium to tall grass. Foxtails are in full swing by late may so plan accordingly. Mute toned clothing please and no stark white. Bring your binoculars and scope. Docents will have at least one scope for the group. Bring water and a snack.
All levels and ages of birding enthusiasts welcome.
We will meet at the corner of Stonehouse and Latrobe Roads at 5:45am and carpool to DCH North promptly at 6am. (Do not drive into the usual spot at Eagle Camp Corral.)
Attendees must pre-register online. Space is limited.
Additional questions please contact SVC staff at (916) 612-3719.