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Summer Shorebirds of Elkhorn Slough

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Summer in Central California marks the return of northern tundra-nesting water-associated birds, especially shorebirds on their southbound migration to winter areas south of Old Mexico. They pause here to ‘re-fuel’ body fat from the rich invertebrate animal life of the Elkhorn Slough. You will enjoy views of and learn about the biology of the wide spectrum of transient species.

You will observe wetland wildlife at close range aboard a comfortable, easily boardable watercraft, floating on calm inland slough water. Join two experienced naturalists to see the sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters that inhabit the slough. There will be a significant variety of aquatic birds, and close-in views of a thriving heron and cormorant rookery shoreside. It is common to see 50 different bird species, including many northbound migrants.

This trip offers a view of the Elkhorn Slough, and the wildlife that lives there that is only visible when you are moving through the slough on a boat! 

Dress for the weather, and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

Location
Elkhorn Slough Safari

Instructor
Bruce Elliott 

 

Notice

Please read:  For maps to your off-campus location, click here: Maps and Resources Please bring money for parking meters. Also plan for time to park, and be sure to arrive on time, as students must complete some paperwork prior to boarding the boat. In the event of heavy rain or unsafe weather conditions, Extension will be reaching out to you by phone and/or by email no less than 24 hours before the scheduled start time to let you know class has been cancelled. Be sure to check your voicemail and email prior to leaving for your offsite location, to be sure you haven't missed any communication from Extension.

Fee: 

$125.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/24/2024 - 8/24/2024 Weekly - Sat 10:45 AM - 02:45 PM Moss Landing, Elkhorn Slough Safari  Map Bruce Elliott 

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Summer Shorebirds of Elkhorn Slough
ID: 13373

06/08/24 - 06/08/24
Weekly - Sat
1 session

Location
Elkhorn Slough Safari

Instructor
Bruce Elliott