San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Heritage Oak Winery is owned by the Hoffman family, and sits along an expansive stretch of the lower Mokelumne River east of Lodi. Because of the long-term commitment to conservation and habitat preservation by the Hoffman family, their property includes over 50 acres of wonderful riparian habitat, mature stands of Valley Oak/Cottonwood forest, and recently restored willow-lined meadows. This field trip begins at the winery. We will embark on an easy mile hike past vineyards, through the forest of the flood plain, and to the shores of the Mokelumne River. We expect to see many species of wintering sparrows and warblers. Berry and insect eaters should be present, including Hermit Thrush, kinglet, bluebird, Hutton’s Vireo, and Cedar Waxwing. The raptor diversity at this location can be surprisingly high and has included Cooper’s Hawk, Osprey, and Merlin. David Yee is a native to the Lodi area, and has been birding the Mokelumne River for over 35 years. He is an authority of the birds of San Joaquin County and authored the Bird Checklist of San Joaquin County.
Must be 21
When & Where
9th Annual Galt Winter Bird Festival
The City of Galt, in collaboration with the Cosumnes River Preserve and Galt Joint Union Elementary and High School Districts, is pleased to bring you the 8th Annual Winter Bird Festival. Our festival guests will enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Cosumnes River Preserve and the incredible opportunity to catch sightings of waterfowl, shorebirds and wildlife in their winter habitat. Festival headquarters provide a starting point for exclusive preserve tours, educational presentations, wildlife shows, art displays, wine walk, hometown history and hands-on activities. T
This is a winter celebration you'll always remember!
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
COME FOR THE BIRDS, STAY FOR THE FOOD! This year, we are joining up with A Moveable Feast and Smokin' Hot Pizza Food Trucks to serve up delicious food at our event!!
9:00 am MEGAN HERTEL, Program Director Audubon California
10:15 am CHRIS CAMERON, Raptor/Owl Presentation
11:30 am DAVID LUKAS, Key Note Speaker
12:00 pm CHRIS CAMERON, Birding and Technology Workshop (Classroom)
12:45 pm Native American Hoop Dancer (Dance of the Eagle)
1:15 pm HAWKS, HONKERS AND HOOTS
2:30 pm WILD THINGS, INC.
6:00 am – 8:30 am Sunrise Tour / Lon Yarbrough
6:30 am – 10:00 am Remote Riparian & Tall Forest with John Trochet
8:00 am – 11:00 am Cosumnes River Preserve & SMUD Avian Protection Program Tour
8:00 am – 11:00 am Howard Ranch Vernal Pool Tour with Jaymee Marty
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Heritage Oaks Bird Walk & Lunch
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cosumnes River Preserve Family Tour
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Kingbird Farm Tour & Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wine & Art (Barsetti Tasting Room/Painting Class)
3:30 pm Sunset Tour Save Our Sandhill Cranes (Woodbridge Road)
3:30 pm Sunset Tour Staten Island
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