January 10, 2015 January 10, 2015

Birding in Panoche Valley

Day-long event to feature backroads look at bird habitats

Join Expert Birder Clay Kempf for a full day driving bird trip in San Benito County. The group will be traversing oak woodland and open grassland via back roads by car into unique bird habitats. Possible sightings of birds include Mountain Bluebird, Phainopepla, Prairie Falcon, Ferruginous Hawk and Golden Eagle. Other possibilities include mountain Plover, Bald Eagle, Vesper Sparrow, Greater Roadrunner and Chukar. 

Meet at the Paicines General Store, 12261 Airline Hwy., Paicines, about 11 miles south of Hollister on Hwy. 25.

Things to bring: 

1. Lunch and water

2. Full tank of gas, if driving.

3. Binoculars

4. hat/sunscreen

Carpooling encouraged.  

Restroom availability is limited. Do not expect to use Panoche Inn Restroom which is reserved for paying customers.

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