Join Larry Broderick and his Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a birding tour at Lynch Canyon to discover, observe and learn about eagles, hawks and other birds of prey.
The tours, which take place on on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and October 7, provide special opportunities to see resident, migrating and over-wintering raptors. Previous sightings include golden eagles, Cooper’s hawks, ferruginous hawks, American kestrels, white-tailed kites, red-tailed hawks, Northern harriers, and turkey vultures.
Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher who is anxious to share his knowledge of and passion for raptors with others.
Lynch Canyon, located at 3100 Lynch Road, Vallejo, is owned by the Solano Land Trust and is a part of the Solano County Parks system. The park is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 7. It is a working cattle ranch so, for the protection of wildlife and cattle, pets are not allowed.
The tours are open to all ages but participants must be prepared for a moderate pace covering about four miles, possibly off-trail in places, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants, and thistle, and passing free range cattle along the way.
Bring a a backpack with plenty of water and snacks; boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rough, steep, and slippery terrain; long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty; and protection from sun, wind and fog. Binoculars, a camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks, and a picnic lunch for after the hike are also recommended.
Historically, these tours have been wildly popular and, although tour size is not limited, please RSVP to Mary Beth at 707-685-5908 or email@example.com. Meet at the Lynch Canyon parking lot at 10 a.m. sharp. Bring $5 cash for parking; A donation is suggested to help sustain these tours.