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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, April 14, 2018
Field Trip to Bodega Bay
Time: 8:30 am

Leader: Monica Schwalbenberg-Peña

High tide is around noon, so meet at Porto Bodega at 830 and we’ll see who is out there in breeding plumage before they fly north. We’ll go to Bodega Head and Doran Regional Park (fee) and possibly walk the Bird Walk. Bring lunch and fluids, bathrooms at the Tides Restaurant, Doran Park,and the Head (no joke!), heavy rain cancels.

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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Field Trip to Pine Flat Road
Time: 8:00 am

Leader: Will Anderson, eMail:

Meet at 8am at the bridge at the bottom of Pine Flat Rd accessed from Hwy 128, stay straight past Jimtown Store. Take Alexander Valley exit from Hwy 101 north of Healdsburg; follow signs for Hwy 128. Possibilites: Mt Quail, Northern Pygmy-owl, Purple Martin, Bell’s Sparrow. Bring lunch, fluids, layered clothing. Please note that there are no bathrooms.This is a narrow winding road, so please carpool as much as possible. Heavy rain cancels.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Field Trip to King Ridge Road
Time: 8:00 am

Leader: Bill Doyle, eMail:

Meet at 8:00 am at the bakery in Duncans Mills. Bring lunch, layers, fluids and folding chairs. No bathrooms once we leave Duncans Mills. Heavy rain cancels.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Field Trip to Putah Creek Riparian Reserve in Davis
on Pedrick Rd off Hwy 80 in Dixon

Time: 7:30 am at the Sonoma Park and Ride
at Hwy 116 x 12

Leader: Ruth Rudesill (707) 481-0768

We will be done by lunch but can head to Lake Solano if the group wishes.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018
Field Trip to Laguna de Santa Rosa
Time: 8:00 am

Leader: Bill Doyle, eMail:

Meet at 8:00 am, in the parking lot behind Hydro Depot and Sebastopol Bike, at the intersection of Hwy 12 and Morris Rd, Sebastopol. This is the first stoplight as you enter Sebastopol from Santa Rosa. Turn left at the light. We will explore “the other” Laguna Trail, which is crowded with singing and nest building birds in early June. Heavy rain cancels.

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Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 and
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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