MDAS Field Trip — Putah Creek at Pedrick Rd., Davis, CA
April 11 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pmFree
Putah Creek at Pedrick Rd., Davis, CA.
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30am to 2pm.
This delightful, fairly short stretch of Putah Creek (~3/4 miles), can be very productive during Spring migration. It’s a fairly easy walk through lovely riparian right down in the creek bed. And the occasional sandy stretch will often host several species of birds bathing in the shallows.
Expect to find a nice selection of warblers: Yellow, Black-throated Gray, Orange-crowned, Wilson’s, MacGillivray’s, Hermit, Townsend’s, and perhaps a Nashville. And, of course, Pacific Slope Flycatcher, Western Wood Pewee, Western Tanager, and keep an eye overhead for a Swainson’s Hawk. Vagrants pop up from time to time (I found a Tennessee Warbler a couple years ago), so don’t discount the prospect of a nice surprise.
Trail Rating: Category 1, an easy walk.
Bring water and snacks. There are no bathroom facilities.
Leader: Tracy Farrington. 925-788-6223
Meet: Putah Creek parking lot (description to follow)
Directions: Take 680 east, cross the Benicia bridge, remain to the right, and continue on 680 for ~14 miles to Cordelia where you will merge on to 80 east. Take 80 east about 27 miles to Pedrick Road. This will come up about a mile and a half past 113 south towards Dixon. Turn north (left) at Pedrick, drive about two miles, and just as you cross over Putah Creek, turn left on to a short dirt road and into the Putah Creek parking lot, where we’ll meet.
Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/putah-creek-at-pedrick-road-tickets-584016819027
Snowy Egret photo by Beth Branthavar