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Introduction to Birding

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34199 Co Rd 20

34199 County Road 20

Woodland, CA 95695

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Are you curious about the greatly popular pastime called birding and why it captures millions of people’s attention? Join the Cache Creek Conservancy as we introduce to you the basics of bird watching.

The Cache Creek Nature Preserve is the perfect place to introduce first time birders, as it hosts more than 70 species of birds.

“Birding is a great outdoor experience, it’s almost therapeutic,” says Cache Creek Conservancy's Restoration Manager, James Mizoguchi. “The workshops will help you develop your observational skills and will make you more familiar with your natural surroundings. You’ll find yourself connecting to resident birds and getting excited to spot rare or unusual birds.”

Sessions will be held on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. We ask that you bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them. If you don't, we have a few field guides to borrow and some binoculars to rent for the session. Information about purchasing binoculars and field guides best suited for your level of birding will be given at our first session.


March 24th - Birds, Birding, and Binoculars

Start from the basics with a discussion on what makes a bird a bird, what birding is, what tools are used, and how it has become a popular pastime.

April 7th - Field Guides and First Impressions

Become familiar with field guides and get tips and tricks on how to quickly narrow down your field guide search.

April 28th - Birding by Habitat

Use habitat as a way to predict what birds you are likely to see in a given area.

May 12th - Birding by Behavior

Use clues such as posture, movement, flight pattern, and feeding style to assist in identification.

June 2nd - Birds in Your Backyard

Review common backyard birds and learn how you can make your backyard more bird friendly.


For more information, contact Mikayla Peterson at mpeterson@cachecreekconservancy.org or 530-661-1070.

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