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Carrizo Plain Overnight Trip

ALERT: There have been trip changes due to adverse weather conditions. If you are still interested in attending, please FIRST email to learn more before heading out.

Leaders: Mary and Nick Freeman. Meet at 8 a.m. in Maricopa on February 2. Spectacular scenery. We will see Ferruginous Hawks, Prairie Falcons, Golden Eagles, LeConte’s Thrasher, Merlin and pronghorn; with possible Rough-legged Hawk, Mountain Plover, Pronghorn, Elk and Sage Thrasher. We will meet in Maricopa (vacant lot at 800 Stanislaus St., west of Shell station on south side of Hwy 166), drive around the Plain all weekend, then leave the Plain heading north via Bitterwater Road on Sunday before we away to LA. If possible, please carpool or avail your vehicle to others when you reserve. Your phone number will be released for carpooling unless you request otherwise.

FEE: $20 per person

SPOTS: 16 maximum; Sign-up required

Please register with Susan at, providing •name(s), •cell phone number, and •email address for exact directions and further information; and •mail a check for $20 registration fee. Net profits go to the Schreiber Grant Fund. Reserve your own room in Buttonwillow for Saturday night. Motel 6 is one option here. FRS radios & ‘scopes helpful.

Earlier Event: January 26
Gull Study Workshop - Field Trip
Later Event: February 2
First Saturday Open Wetlands