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Birding tour set Saturday at Cache Creek Nature Preserve

By From page A5 | January 14, 2014

phainopepla

Visitors to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve on Saturday may see a phainopepla like this one that was spotted last January at the preserve. All are welcome to join a free guided birding tour beginning at 8 a.m. Courtesy photo

All are welcome to visit the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland on Saturday for a birding tour, an opportunity to view birds in a winter setting when many species have migrated here for the colder months.

Experienced tour guides will lead visitors to special areas of the preserve to see birds in the wetlands as well as in the oak woodlands and grassland areas. Last year, visitors on this tour saw more than 50 different species of birds.

The Nature Preserve will open at 8 a.m., with the tour starting shortly thereafter. The planned program will end at about 11 a.m., but participants are welcome to stay until 2 p.m. and explore more on their own.

There is no charge for the tour, and dogs are not allowed on the preserve grounds. Dress warmly and bring your own water and binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Binoculars and field guides also will be available for those who need them.

The preserve is open to the public Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is at 34199 County Road 20, five miles west of Woodland. For more information, see www.cachecreekconservancy.org, call 530 661-1070 or email [email protected].

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