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Birding the snag forest

Friday 7:00 AM-12:00 PM
Trip# 225: Birding the snag forest
Tags: multiple locations birds
Description: On this trip we'll explore recently burned forests through both a scientific and an artistic lens. We'll discuss exciting, new scientific findings based on searches for nests and Maya will share some of her new poetry along the way. We will look for snag-dependent birds like White-headed, Hairy, Lewis's, Black-backed woodpeckers, Williamson's Sapsucker, and secondary cavity nesters like Mountain Bluebird and Tree Swallow. We'll discuss the many ways that mixed-intensity fire supports biodiversity and ecological health in our conifer forests, and a habitat created by high-intensity fire called complex early seral forest, which is the rarest, most biodiverse, and yet the most threatened of all forest habitat types in the Sierra Nevada. (est. total driving miles: 55; hiking difficulty: easy to moderate)
Current Weather Conditions in Lee Vining:
Broken clouds, 70° (Feels Like: 68°)
Wind: ENE @ 4mph with 5mph gusts
Visibility: 10,000 ft
Forecast for Friday June 16:
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Transportation: Carpool/Personal Vehicle
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