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MDAS Field Trip — Putah Creek

January 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Putah Creek
Saturday, January 7, 9 AM – 2 PM

This is a great chance to see birds and ducks along Putah Creek and Lake Solano. Possible target birds include Osprey, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Phainopepla, Barrow’s Goldeneye and Hooded Merganser. Dress warmly; this is a cold, windy area. Bring lunch. Exact itinerary to be determined the day of the trip. Rain cancels.

Hike rating: 1 – Easy
Elevation change: Minor
Distance: Depending on the route decided
Co-Leaders: Maren Smith, 925-322-9477, and Susana de Trapaga
Meet: 9 AM at the large gravel pull-out on the right side of Putah Creek Road, west of the Lake Solano dam.
Directions: When driving from the Bay Area to Vacaville on I-80, take Exit 51A at Cherry Glen and Lagoon Valley Roads. Turn left to cross over the freeway, heading north, and drive approximately 1 mile on Cherry Glen Road to stop sign at Pleasants Valley Road. Turn left on Pleasants Valley Road. Drive 12 miles and keep an eye out for Yellow-billed Magpies and raptors. Turn right on Putah Creek Road, and drive about 1.2 miles, to the large gravel parking turn-out on the right (with “no camping, no dumping” signs). About 1 hour drive from Walnut Creek area.

This hike is limited to 20 participants. All field trips require registration and participants must acknowledge the MDAS liability waiver, available during registration. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/putah-creek-birding-tickets-465937019167

Photo: Female Phainopepla at Putah Creek by Isaac Aronow


January 7, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Putah Creek Road
3836 Putah Creek Rd
Winters, CA 95694 United States
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