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Audubon Society Hosting Mountain Meadows Bird Tour June 10th

A Horned Lark rests at the shore of Mountain Meadows reservoir near Westwood -photo by Jeremy Couso

The Plumas Audubon Society will be hosting a bird-watching tour of Mountain Meadows near Westwood on June 10th and everyone is invited to come see some of the area’s most colorful wildlife.

Participants will meet at 8:00a.m., on Saturday at the Westwood Visitor Center near the Paul Bunyan statue.

The tour will include both walking and driving in Mountain Meadows, also known as Walker Lake after the Walker family who settled Westwood in 1900’s.

There will be a car caravan (please consider carpooling) and short, walking forays to many interesting, scenic spots around Walker Lake. The trip will last until 1:00 or 2:00p.m., but you can leave any time you like.

Bird watchers should bring lunch, water, sun gear, walking shoes, binoculars and camera.

Birds that participants can expect to see include: Chipping Sparrow, Mountain Bluebird, Horned Lark, Ruddy Duck, Yellow-headed Blackbird, ducks & geese, Western Wood Peewee, Savannah Sparrow, Barn and Tree Swallows, perhaps other swallows.

Birds to see if you are lucky: Wilson’s Phalarope, Sandhill Crane, Gadwall, Northern Harrier, Western Tanager.

Birds you would be very lucky to see: Williamson’s Sapsucker, Blue-winged Teal, Pintail, Vesper Sparrow, Golden Eagle.

Call 530-375-0199 for more Bird Tour information. Visit for more bird knowledge.

Early morning at Mountain Meadows
Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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