Humboldt Coastal Lagoons Tour

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Join field trip leaders Gary Friedrichsen, Tom Lisle, and Clare Golic for a birding/geological/botanical Tour of the Humboldt Coastal Lagoons on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

We will begin at Big Lagoon County Park at 9:00 a.m. with a brief explanation about the evolution of coastal lagoons and our set of lagoons in particular. We will bird this area then proceed to other locations around this lagoon. We will caravan on to Dry, Stone, and Freshwater lagoons that will provide great views of the water birds and shorebirds that inhabit these freshwater systems.

Tom is a retired hydrologist/geologist who worked for Redwood Sciences Laboratory. He knows the area very well and can shed light on the origin and progression of the lagoons we will visit.

Clare has worked for SHN, CalTrans, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife as project botanist. She is a treasure trove of information on native plants from this region.

Gary has been birding Humboldt County since 1964 and is excited to share his knowledge and stories about the birds and mammals that could be encountered.

Please plan to spend at least 3 hours, maybe more. Pack warm clothes, a lunch, and water. We will go rain or shine and only cancel if winds are too combative. Reservations are required. Contact

Our COVID-19 protocols:
- Current federal, state and local COVID-19 guidelines will be followed at all RRAS activities.
- We are not requiring masks, but are still encourage participants to keep at least 6 feet of personal space from people not in their household/bubble, and expect unvaccinated people to continue to wear masks when 6 feet of space cannot be maintained while enjoying outside activities with RRAS.


                 Photo courtesy of Gary Todoroff

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