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MDAS Field Trip—Thornton Area/Cosumnes Preserve
February 5 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pmFree
Thornton Area/Cosumnes Preserve
Saturday, February 5, 8:45 AM-1 PM
Leader: Ethan Chickering, 925-890-3833
The major portion of the birding is done along Woodbridge Road and the Isenberg Crane Reserve, and at the Cosumnes River Preserve. In winter these areas are thick with Sandhill Cranes, Snow, Greater White-fronted and Cackling Geese. Also present will be many winter ducks and raptors. Much of the birding is from our cars, but bring warm clothing for short walks. Bring lunch and drinks.
Rating: Category 1-Easy
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Ethan Chickering,
Meet: Westgate Landing Park east of Terminous, State Route 12
Directions: From Central Contra Costa County, take Hwy 4 east to Antioch. Go north over the Antioch Bridge on SR 160 to Rio Vista. Turn east on SR 12, for 11-1/2 miles.. After passing Terminous turn right on Glasscock Road. The road will circle to the right and under the highway. Turn left onto Glasscock Road proper on the north side of the highway, then drive to the end and Westgate Landing Park.
The trip is limited to 20 participants. Register for this event HERE. Participants must acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration).