We will bird east on Hwy 12 and Creed Rd to the vicinity of Hwy 113 and Robinson Road, possibly including Jepson Prairie. We will make several stops, looking for migrating waterfowl, passerines and winter raptors, especially Flannery and McCormack Roads in search of the elusive Mountain Plover. From there, given time, we may travel to the Bird’s Landing area, where we should see Tri-colored Blackbirds among other passerines and possibly to Montezuma Slough for waterfowl. Plan to spend 4-5 hours birding, plus driving time getting there and back. There will be minimal hiking, but dress for seasonal conditions. Bring along hand held radios, food and water.
Carpooling is strongly advised, due to limited access at stops and the distance traveled.
Carpool leaves Sun Valley at 7:15 AM. Meet the leader at 8 AM at Suisun City McDonald’s, Hwy 12 and Sunset Avenue. Take I-680 north, cross bridge to Benicia (toll) and merge to I-80 east at Cordelia. Then take Hwy 12 east toward Rio Vista for approximately 4 miles to Sunset Avenue, where you will make a left turn at the signal light into the shopping center. The McDonald’s is on the right.