Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Golden Eagle wonderland...Solano Land Trust (SLT) Lynch Canyon Open Space. Teri Enbring, here photographed above second from the left. Teri was able to see the vision of bringing wilderness, wildlife and people together. Lynch Canyon Raptor Hikes. Once a vision of Jesse House and Larry Broderick to find high density hawk locations and share them and explain their importance to both thriving eco-systems and the greater public. That vision became closer when Jesse and Larry met Ken Poerner a SLT Land Steward, Ken was manning a Solano Land Trust kiosk at the Pacific Flyway Festival and we were discussing Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawks in Solano County. We had seen them in good numbers along Flannery/Creed and Robinson/McCormack Rds, near the "Solano 113/12 grid". Ken mentioned Rush Ranch and Jepson Prairie and possibly doing a hike or walk, while we spotted and identified hawks. Eventually Ken got Larry to Teri Enbring and she explained Lynch Canyon has been a bustling bevy of hawk activity and the table was set. Teri and Larry set up a couple trial tours in 2007 or 2008? (need to verify) and the table was set. Since then we have done close to 50 events. Averaging eight a year. LB 2013
“We’ve seen 100 in a day and up to 35 at one time,”
Where to see bald eagles, from B.C. to Oregon | Outdoors | The Seattle Times
Klamath Basin, Ore.
Lying between the Cascades and high desert in southwestern Oregon, the Klamath Basin is an oasis for migrating birds and a key stop on the Pacific Flyway (up to 75 percent of the flyway’s migratory waterfowl pass through here). Amid the six refuges making up the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Upper Klamath Lake is an easy resting spot replete with food for bald eagles — at about 500, the largest winter population in the Lower 48.
“We’ve seen 100 in a day and up to 35 at one time,” said Jim Chadderdon, who heads the Discover Klamath tourism bureau and lives near the lake. “They fatten up and they’re huge.” It’s easy to see birds from public parks and other access points along the lakeshore. The Klamath Basin Birding Trail makes things even easier with mapped-out routes.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Solano Land Trust. Teri Enbring and James Walsh 2009, originally uploaded by norcal_birdman.
Two key Solano Land Trust Raptor ID Team folks... and great friends.
feast back east_4
Not my photo and all copyrights to original photographer.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saving the Bald Eagle in California_ 7pm Trusday evening Speaker - Glenn Stewart - Director, Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group
Speaker - Glenn Stewart - Director, Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group - Founder, CA Bald Eagle Recovery Program
7pm this Thursday
Bald Eagles, unique to North America, disappeared from most of California in the mid 1980s. Learn first hand, how bald eagle chicks were brought from Canada and carefully raised in Central California, to seed a new population on the west coast. Bald Eagles are now nesting in Sonoma and Napa Counties. This public nature lecture series is a partnership with Sonoma Birding and Sonoma County Regional Parks. Location- Veteran's Memorial Bldg, 126 1st Street West, Sonoma, CA. 95476 - $5.00 at the door. Info at - http://www.sonomabirding.com.
photos below Larry Broderick and Mary Beth Crittendon copyright 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
SOLANO LAND TRUST — Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for the 2013 fall raptor migration. The tour will be focused on resident, migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, Rough-legged Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Ferruginous Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Prairie Falcons and other more common birds of prey.
Broderick has over 25 years of experience with birds of prey.
All ages are welcome, but participants must be prepared for a moderate pace covering about 4 miles, possibly off-trail in places, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants and thistle, and passing free range cattle along the way.
An RSVP is requested to Mary Beth at email@example.com or 707-685-5908. Meet at the Lynch Canyon parking lot by 10am sharp. Bring $5 cash for parking, a backpack with plenty of water and snacks; boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rough, steep and slippery terrain; long, sturdy pants, layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and protection from sun, wind, fog and rain. Binoculars, a camera, bug repellent and hiking sticks are also recommended. A donation is suggested to help sustain these tours. Constant or heavy rain cancels the hike. Call (707) 685-5908 if the weather is uncertain.
Leader: Larry Broderick
Parking Fee: $5
3100 Lynch Road
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The 2014 Audubon Guide to Binoculars | Audubon Magazine
Friday, November 15, 2013
deep study here, hit the link.... more is explained here at the link, yet I found the photo to be quite interesting.
New Wheeler Raptor Guides!
info on the Wheeler Raptor Guides!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Don Bartling copyright 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
There's a sequence of great photo's at the link below....
Audubon Guide to Hawk Watching | Audubon Magazine
Anybody want to ID these two birds, BEFORE you check out the Audubon link?