TH14 Birding north to Crescent City Overnight – GOLD | 2017
Time - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Bob Brown & TBA
This overnight carpooling trip includes two days of birding, leaving from Arcata, stopping to bird up to and back from Crescent City and the Smith River Bottoms, giving participants an opportunity to work on their Del Norte County list. We will travel past three lagoons, two major rivers, old-growth redwoods and unparalleled rocky coastlines. Godwit Days board member Bob Brown will be your host for the trip and can help you with your arrangements for the night’s stay at the hotel. A scope will be handy, and the trip will be mostly “car birding” with a couple of short hikes.
Overnight accommodation is included in the trip cost at the Crescent Beach Motel, right on the beachfront, where a block of rooms have been reserved for festival registrants. A sack lunch is also included in the first day of this 2-day trip (Any special sleeping or dietary requirements? email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Dinner is on your own but we will make a group reservation. There will be stops to pick up food for other meals.
On Friday, the early morning will be spent looking for Tufted Puffin on Castle Rock at Point St. George, as well as birding around Crescent City (incl the Harbor), Lake Earl, Alexandre Dairy, Smith River Bottoms, if not covered on Thursday. Tufted Puffins are not guaranteed, but two great days of birding is. Return time can be based on your schedule but we will plan to be back in Arcata in time for the reception (5:00)