Birding in the Chico Area, Spring 2016

Call Carl Waters (503) 519-6597 or use our Contact form to get more details about individual trips

February 4th,
idation Ponds

From highway 32 (Walnut St.) and West 5th Street in Chico, go west on West 5th Street (which becomes Chico River Rd.) for 3.9 miles. The wildlife viewing parking area is 300 yards past the main entrance to the treatment plant.

February 18th, 9am Feather River Parkway, Oroville

To get to Feather River Parkway, turn off Highway 70 freeway in Oroville at the Montgomery Street exit (Exit 47) and turn left. At the first stoplight (Feather River Blvd.) turn left again. Follow Feather River Blvd. about 2 blocks to Bedrock Park.

March 3rd, 9 am Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, Llano Seco, Seven Mile Lane

From downtown Chico, take 8th St. West until you come to the stop sign at Walnut St. (Highway 32). Turn left and continue on Walnut, which turns into Dayton Rd. within three blocks. Follow Dayton Rd. South about 5 miles from 8th. St. to the stop sign, which is known as Dayton Four Corners. Turn right on Ord Ferry Rd. and continue West through the little town of Dayton to Seven Mile Lane. This is about three miles from Dayton Four Corners. Turn left on Seven Mile Lane, and in about 2 miles you will see the viewing platform on your right at the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge.

April 7th, 9 am Bidwell River State Park, Indian Fishery

From West Sacramento Ave. and Nord Ave. in Chico, head west on Sacramento Ave. for about 4.6 miles. Sacramento Ave. will end at River Road, and Indian Fisheries will be to your right across the road.

April 21st, 9am Upper Bidwell Park

Meet at the new parking lot by the Old Rifle Range in upper Bidwell Park. To get to the lot, go East on East Ave. just past the new City Fire station. Turn left on Wildwood ave. for about 1.4 miles, Wildwood becomes Upper Park Road. Follow Upper Park Road for about 0.2 miles (past the Observatory ). The parking lot is on the left just before the gate.

May 5th, 9am Black Butte Lake Area

We will meet at OSH Parking lot on East Avenue near Rabo Bank and re-group at Burger King in Orland.

Birding Fall 2015

September 17th Upper Bidwell Park

Meet at the parking lot by the Old Rifle Range in upper Bidwell Park at 9 am,.

October 1st Mendocino National Forest

Meet at Mendocino National Forest at 9 am

October 15th Bidwell River State Park, Indian Fishery

Meet at Indian Fishery at 9 am.

November 5th Chico Oxidation Ponds

Meet at the ponds at 9 am

November 19th Gray Lodge State Wildlife Area

Meet at Gray Lodge at 9 am

December 3rd Feather River Parkway, Oroville

Meet at Meet at Feather Parkway at 9 am