Saturday, May 18
Join Feather River Land Trust, Upper Feather River Certified California Naturalist Kristi Jamason, and Wildlife Biologist Paul Hardy for a magical early morning experience at the Sierra Valley Preserve.
Update: This event will take place rain or shine!
The Dawn Chorus in the scrub uplands of the Sierra Valley Preserve features the melodious warbles of Western Meadowlarks and Sage Thrashers, descending trills of Brewer’s and Vesper Sparrows, the buzz of Spotted Towhees and more, as they greet the day from atop sage and bitterbrush, set against the sights and sounds of the awakening marsh of the Middle Fork Feather River below. The quiet enjoyment of the Dawn Chorus will be followed by exploration of other sights, sounds and fragrances of the Preserve along a rustic walking trail.
5:30 - 6:30 a.m. Dawn Chorus: Arrive by 5:30 a.m. for prime listening enjoyment. You may wish to bring:  binoculars, camera, folding chair, blanket, and perhaps a warm beverage. We will have some coffee available for refills.  Dress for a cold, misty morning, and wear layers. Be prepared for the elements, walking on uneven terrain, and to be delighted. 
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Boating and Walking Tour #1
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Boating and Walking Tour #2 (groups switch)
Explore the wetlands and a stunning array of birds with FRLT founder Paul Hardy. There will be two rounds of boating (space is limited!) and each tour will last approximately 90 minutes. Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes early so that your boat may launch with the others.  Because of the area in which we will launch, only FRLT kayaks and canoes will be permitted on this tour. While you are not boating, explore the newest trail on the Sierra Valley Preserve (still under construction) with Kristi and other FRLT staff. Enjoy more birds and wildflowers while learning about FRLT's plans for enhanced public access.
11:00 Lunch is available for a $15 fee and will be served after the second round of boating.
Please register by Monday, May 13 so that we can be sure to have enough food.
We love our furry friends, but please do not bring dogs to this event.
The early morning dawn chorus and walking tours are free (no registration required for that portion of the event) but a $10 suggested donation would be appreciated.
Parking will be at the Sierra Valley Preserve entrance on County Road A-23, south of Romano's Sierra Valley Farms, ~2.7 miles south of the Highway 70 intersection with A-23. Park near the corrals and join the group assembled nearby.
Registration has closed for this event.
For more information about this event or where you may launch your own kayak or canoe at the Sierra Valley Preserve:
(530) 283-5758
Saturday, May 18, 2019