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218 Birding Bennettville
Come look for birds 9,700 feet above the sea! High in the mountains this 2.5-mile trail winds its way through red metamorphic rocky benches, past blue-green tarns and ruins from the days of the Great Sierra Consolidated Mining Company. A flurry of development had this region growing from 1882 to 1884 though no gold was ever found. Here some unique birds breed while others pass through on their way to lower elevations. Let’s search for the ghosts and see what birds dare to spend summers way up here. Summer residents include Cassin’s Finch, White-crowned Sparrow, Clark’s Nutcracker, Chipping Sparrow, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Spotted Sandpiper, Northern Goshawk, and possibly some surprises. Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen.
Guide/Speaker: Karen Amstutz (she/her)
Fee: $0.00
Trip Type: Field Trip
Transportation Type: Carpool/Personal Vehicle
Driving Distance: 25 miles round-trip
Day: Friday
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Physical Activity
Difficult hiking, 3 miles (approximate)
Amenities Available
  • Restrooms
Meeting Venue Location
296 Mattly Ave
Lee Vining CA 93541
Venue Location
The venue location is the same as the meeting venue location.
Venue and Meeting Location
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