The Yolo Audubon Society will offer a field trip to observe flammulated owls in their nesting territory Saturday, July 20. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to revisit some areas from a previous June Sierra Valley/Yuba Pass field trip.
After birding the areas of Sierra Valley and Yuba Pass, participants will meet David Arsenault from Plumas Audubon Society in the early evening for a hike to see the owls. They are small, nocturnal owls approximately 15 cm long with a 36-cm wingspan.
One flammulated area is easily accessible, and the other will require hiking farther. To suit everyone’s hiking abilities, participants may split into two group — those who wish to return early and those who wish to continue farther.
This is an all-day event. Since the return time will be well after dark, some may wish to stay in Portola that night rather than do several hours of night driving.
The group will be limited to 15 people for the sake of the owls, so pre-registration is required. Details of starting time, place and Portola lodging will be provided upon RSVP. Call field trip leader Mary Schiedt at 530-400-7094.