April 30: Alderpoint.
the birds, plant life, and reptiles of the Eel River canyon on this
full-day trip along Alderpoint Road and south of the town of
Alderpoint. We will bird select locations along Alderpoint Road first
and then walk the Alderpoint railroad tracks to Cain Rock Trestle to
have lunch and look for Rufous-crowned Sparrows. In
2012 there was a washout along the railroad tracks, and it still
takes a bit of work to cross it.
Other species like Oak Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ash-throated
Flycatcher, and similar birds of dry habitats in southeast Humboldt
County can be expected, along with just-arrived summer residents.
Diogenes’ lantern, interior live-oak, and birch-leaf
mountain-mahogany will be seen as well. Take sun protection, layered
clothing, and a small pack for carrying lunch and water.
Meet in the
Ray’s Food Place parking lot in Garberville at 8:30
We should return to the Humboldt Bay area late-afternoon (~5 p.m.)
For more information, contact Tony Kurz (