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419 Cavity nesters of Lee Vining Canyon
The aspen groves and coniferous uplands in Lee Vining Canyon support an abundance of cavity-nesting birds. In some stands, it seems that every available cavity is occupied by a chickadee, nuthatch, swallow, or wren, not to mention the carpenters who create the cavities: the amazing woodpeckers. On this field trip, we will explore the riparian richness along Lee Vining Creek. We will make a few key stops in the canyon, wandering through aspen galleries and pine stands as Steve interprets the natural history of these local avian habitats. In addition to studying the cavity nesters, we will also enjoy a host of other nesting songbirds, including MacGillivray's Warbler, Western Tanager, Bullock's Oriole, Black-headed Grosbeak, and many more. Expect leisurely walks along well-used roads and trails. (est. driving miles: 35; hiking difficulty: easy)
Guide/Speaker: Steve Shunk
Fee: $0.00
Transportation Type: Carpool/Personal Vehicle
Trip Type: Field Trip
Day: Sunday
Start Time: 7:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Meeting Venue Location
296 Mattly Ave
Lee Vining CA 93541
Venue Location
296 Mattly Ave
Lee Vining CA 93541
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