On the Land Public Outings
Discover Raptors Who Winter in the Baylands
Come join raptor enthusiast Larry Broderick in the Baylands for a look at migratory and resident birds of prey. Possible “overwintering” raptors include ferruginous hawks, merlins, cooper’s hawks and sharp-shinned hawks. Resident birds we may see include red-tailed hawks, kestrels, harriers, kites, red-shouldered hawks, and maybe even a golden eagle or two. Join us as we focus on where to look for raptors, what their habits are, how to know what you’re looking at and how to compare the characteristics of species.
This area is rife with raptors, both resident and migratory. Join San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge Manager Don Brubaker and birder extraordinaire Larry Broderick for a raptor walk and tour of Skaggs Island and Haire Ranch. Learn about the history of the island along with plans for the restoration of Skaggs Island to marsh as we scan the sky for the abundant displays of raptors above. We will drive to various locations on the 4,400-acre island, taking walks at scenic locations.
The winter rains have temporarily filled the newly-constructed 1,000-acre tidal marsh basin with water and it’s stunning! Celebrate the first day of spring by taking an easy stroll along the levee to get a glimpse of shorebirds and restored tidal marsh on one side, and waterfowl and future tidal marsh on the other. Sonoma Land Trust staff will be on hand for orientation and to answer questions, and birder expert Larry Broderick will assist with bird identification. Dogs on leash are welcome! Stop by anytime between 9am–2pm. Park on Reclamation Road (off Hwy 37 across from Lakeville Hwy intersection). Pre-registration encouraged but not required.
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For more than 35 years, the Sonoma Land Trust has been a vehicle for people with passion, persistence and a love of the land to come together to protect forever one of the most beautiful counties in America.
Volunteer with Sonoma Land Trust
You will enjoy:
- Access to diverse and beautiful properties
- Educational and skill building opportunities
- Great community
- Annual Volunteer Celebration
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- quarterly announcements of upcoming members-only hikes
- monthly eNews and quarterly newsletters
- seasonal invitations to members-only open days at Glen Oaks Ranch
- annual holiday open house and other special events
- ongoing satisfaction of helping preserve what we all love most about Sonoma County