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MDAS Field Trip — Del Puerto Canyon

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Del Puerto Canyon
Monday, April 25, 9 AM to 4 PM
Leader: Beth Branthaver, 510-502-4869

This is an all day trip requiring an early start to meet at the lower end of Del Puerto Canyon Road near Patterson off I-5.  We will drive through the canyon, starting in grasslands, then riparian, chaparral and oak savanna habitats.  Many spring birds are possible, including Canyon Wren, Costa’s Hummingbird and maybe a Roadrunner.  It is usually hot, so bring plenty of liquids and lunch.  If you have a radio, that will be handy.

Rating: Category 1–easy
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Beth Branthaver, 510-502-4869
Meet: Del Puerto Canyon Road from Diablo Grande Parkway exit near Patterson

Directions: Go over Altamont Pass and turn south on I-5.  Stop at the Larry Combs Rest Area near Westley, as there are no facilities on our trip until our lunch stop.  Exit at Diablo Grande Parkway/Sperry Road and turn right.  Del Puerto Canyon Road is several hundred yards from the exit; wait around the bend for the group to gather.

This field trip is limited to 20 participants. Register for this HERE starting on 3/27. Participants must acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration).

(Western Kingbird photo by Beth Branthaver)


April 25
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Beth Branthaver


Del Puerto Canyon Rd & Diablo Grande Pkwy
Del Puerto Canyon Rd
Patterson, CA 95363 United States
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