People may see a fox sparrow along with birds at West Pond. Ken Ealy/Courtesy photo

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Yolo Audubon walks the West Pond on Wednesday

By From page A5 | February 28, 2014

Join the Yolo Audubon Society and The Friends of West Pond for a two-hour birding and botanizing walk Wednesday, March 5, along the West Pond in West Davis. During the recent Great Backyard Bird Count, white-throated sparrows, fox sparrows, wood ducks and hooded mergansers were seen at the pond.

The walks, which are free and open to the public, take place on the first Wednesday of the month.

The West Pond area is a comfortable locale for birding, with level, paved paths. Participants should plan to walk or stand for two hours, but they may leave the walk at any time. The walk is approximately one mile on flat paths of the greenbelt. Benches are located along the path and bathrooms are available at UC Davis medical building at the north end of greenbelt on Covell Boulevard.

The leaders will greet participants at 9 a.m. at the greenbelt gazebo on the west end of Isle Royale Lane. Bring binoculars and water. For more information, call Gene Trapp at 530-756-6291.

The Yolo Audubon Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of birds and other wildlife through educational programs and field trips, bringing conservation issues to public awareness, and acting to preserve Yolo County bird life and habitat.

For more information about the Yolo Audubon Society, visit www.yoloaudubon.org. For more information about the Friends of West Pond, visit http://daviswiki.org/Friends_of_West_Pond.

Enterprise staff

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