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If you have any questions about the following field trips please contact the leader at the contact information listed.

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Saturday, Sep 08, 2018 and
Field Trip to Putah Creek Reserve, Pedrick Rd, Dixon
Time: 7:00 am or 8:00 am (See Below)

Leader: Ruthie Rudesill

This reserve is mainatained by UC Davis and has stable dirt paths along Putah Creek with large riparian trees and bushes; an oasis in the Central Valley flyway. Several eastern vagrants have already shown up in August.

Meet at the Sonoma Park and Ride Hwy 121 and Arnold Dr (Hwy 116) at 7:00 am for car pooling or meet group at Reserve 8:00am. Take Hwy 80 east to Pedrick Rd exit and turn left -north. After several miles cross Putah Creek take immediately left turn into driveway to parking area, this is unmarked. There is a portapotty at parking lot or stop at gas station on Pedrick Rd, Bring water and sunshade. This trip will end at lunch time. You’ll have time to stop by the Wine Country Optics & Nature Festival, at the Sonoma -Barracks on the historic Sonoma Plaza, on the way home.

For more information contact Ruthie Rudesill - phone: (707) 833-6026, email: ruthier@sonic.net

   
 
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Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 and
Field Trip to Outer Point Reyes Vagrants, Pt. Reyes Lighthouse
Time: 7:30 am

Leader: Peter Colasanti

OP Vagrants: Your presence is requested to help find lost birds on the Outer Point Reyes on a very special day, the peak of California vagrant season. Meet at White House Pool parking lot near the intersection of Sir Francis Drake and Bear Valley Road in Point Reyes Station from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM. The lighthouse is closed, so parking elsewhere should be tight; prepare to carpool. There are bathrooms.

For more information contact Peter Colasanti - phone: (707) 780-7296, email: peter_colasanti@yahoo.com

   
 
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Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 and
Pelagic Field Trip
Time: TBA

Leader: Gene Hunn

Due to high winds and rough seas on Sunday, September 9th, Captain Rick Powers postponed the pelagic trip out of Bodega Bay. The good news is the pelagic trip has been rescheduled; Captain Rick has reserved a make-up date for us on Sunday, September 23 (when we hope for better weather). For everyone who gave a check for the September 9th trip, Gene Hunn, our leader, advises to let him know ASAP if you will be able to sail with us on September 23 or not. If not, he can either hang on to your check or shred it. Gene's email address is: enhunn323@comcast.net

If you weren't able to sign on for September 9th's trip, here's your opportunity to get out there and see some birds. To make reservations for the rescheduled trip on September 23rd mail a post-dated check for $150.00 payable to:

Rob O'Donnell, RROS Treasurer
c/o Gene Hunn
1504 Smokey Mtn. Dr.
Petaluma, 94954

   
 
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Sunday, Oct 07, 2018 and
Pelagic Field Trip
Time: TBA

Leader: Gene Hunn

Gene Hunn in conjunction with Alvaro Jaramillo of Half Moon Bay has scheduled two pelagic trips this year. The trips will be chartered out of Bodega Bay with Captain Rick Powers and the New Sea Angler. Cordell Bank is legendary, many a good seabird has turned up here. This offshore plateau concentrates food due to upwelling. Albatrosses, storm-petrels, Blue Whale. Gene will add more info as we get closer to the dates.

Reservations: Each trip is $150.00. Reserve your spot by sending a post-dated check payable to:
Rob O'Donnell, RROS Treasurer
c/o Gene Hunn
1504 Smokey Mtn. Dr.
Petaluma, 94954

   
 
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