Outposts

Outdoors, action, adventure

« Previous Post | Outposts Home | Next Post »

Free guided hikes offered to view wintering bald eagles

A bald eagle in a tree. Bald eagles migrate annually to the Cache Creek Natural Area in Northern California's Lake County each October, where the raptors stay until mid-April.

To celebrate the majestic birds return to the area, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting free guided hikes to view the wintering bald eagles on most Saturday's in January and February.

The walks will take place at 10 a.m. on Jan. 16, 23 and 30, and Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Those interested in participating should contact the BLM Ukiah Field Office at (707) 468-4000 to reserve a spot for a specific date. Early reservations are recommended as each trek is limited to 25 people and space fills up quickly.

The four-mile hike takes about three to four hours and does include a steep, 600-foot climb in the first mile.

Participants should wear sturdy hiking boots and dress for cold weather. They should also bring binoculars (most eagle sightings are from a distance), water and lunch, as none will be provided.

Hikes will be canceled if it is raining.

--Kelly Burgess

Photo: A bald eagle in a tree. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 
Post a comment
If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate.
Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In





Comments (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...


About the Bloggers
Outposts' primary contributor is Kelly Burgess.



Categories


Archives