MDAS Field Trip — Solano County Raptors
December 10 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Solano County Raptors
Saturday, December 10, 9:30 am to mid-afternoon
This trip features wintering birds on the edge of the Central Valley. Ferruginous Hawks and Rough-legged Hawks are special targets, and Prairie Falcon and Burrowing Owls are possible. Grassland birds and blackbirds, and ducks and shorebirds at Jepson Prairie (if there is water), where we will stop for a late lunch.
Meet: at the McDonald’s in the Sunset Shopping Center at the intersection of Highway 12 and Sunset Ave in Suisun City. (There are other eateries and coffee shops close by; these are the last amenities on our trip.) At our meeting point participants may consolidate into fewer cars for safety when stopping at the side of the road. We’ll drive a loop of about 45 miles, some on unpaved roads, and stop for lunch at Jepson Prairie.
Directions: From the SF Bay Area, take I-80 east and then merge onto CA highway 12 east toward Rio Vista. In about 4 ½ miles, take a left at the light at Sunset Ave and enter the shopping center. The McDonald’s sign, where we’ll meet, is visible from Highway 12.
Bring liquids, snacks, and lunch, and layers of clothing for varying temperatures and windy conditions. Please bring “walkie talkie” two-way radios if you have them. Spotting scopes are welcome and very useful!
This trip is limited to 20 participants. Registration at this link, beginning two weeks before and closing two nights before the trip: