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Field Trip Schedule
2016-2017

 
The field trips listed below have been scheduled for the coming year. Please use this schedule as a guide to our upcoming trips. You will notice there is no detailed trip information listed below. For trip details including directions, meeting location and birds or habitat to be seen, please visit the page entitled Upcoming Field Trips. Some of the trips require advance reservations and are marked with an (R) Directions for making the reservations are listed. below the schedule. For additional questions about the field trips, contact Nancy Kenyon, Field Trip Chairman, at . 
 
TRIP RESERVATIONS:
(R) This symbol means advance reservations are necessary. If there is no symbol by the trip name, reservations are unnecessary. (Trips marked with tba are still tentative; watch for more information on them.) Any trip listed on this page may be signed up for in advance; in fact, it is preferable not to wait until the last minute to sign up for the trips. Use the directions at the bottom of this page to make trip reservations.
 

SEPTEMBER 2016
Thurs, Sept. 01 Bolsa Chica bird walk Vic Leipzig 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, Sept. 03 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalists 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wed, Sept. 07 Laguna Niguel Regional Park bird walk Diane Etchison 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, Sept. 10 Dragonflies & Butterflies walk at the SJWS Mike Clayton 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sun, Sept. 11 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, Sept. 17 Fall Pelagic Trip (R) Jon Dunn & 5 co-leaders 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed, Sept. 21 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Fri, Sept. 23 Dragonflies & Butterflies walk at the SJWS Mike Clayton 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sun, Sept. 25 Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk Mark Kincheloe 8:00 am - 11:00 am
       
OCTOBER 2016
Sat, Oct. 08 Dragonflies & Butterflies walk at the SJWS Mike Clayton 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sun, Oct. 09 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, Oct. 15 San Diego & Vicinity birding field trip John McKeever 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed, Oct. 19 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Fri, Oct. 28 Dragonflies & Butterflies walk at the SJWS Mike Clayton 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sat, Oct. 29 PANCAKE BREAKFAST Mary Joseph 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Sat, Oct. 30 Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk Mark Kincheloe 8:00 am - 11:00 am
       
NOVEMBER 2016
Wed, Nov. 02 Laguna Niguel Regional Park bird walk Diane Etchison 8:00 am - 12 noon
Fri-Sun, Nov. 4-6 Morro Bay trip (R) Kaaren Perry 2:45 pm (Fri)
Sat, Nov. 05 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalists 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sun, Nov. 13 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Wed, Nov. 16 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Thurs, Nov. 17 Bolsa Chica bird walk Vic Leipzig 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sun, Nov. 27 Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk Sharon Harrow 8:00 am - 11:00 am
       
DECEMBER 2016
Sat, Dec. 03 Seal Beach NWR  (R - waiting list only) tba 7:30 am - 12 noon
Sat, Dec. 03 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalists 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wed, Dec. 07 Dana Point Headlands & Harbor bird walk Diane Etchison 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sun, Dec. 11 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, Dec. 17 South County Christmas Bird Count Darrell Wilson tba - depends on area
Sun, Dec. 18 Northeastern (Inland) Christmas Bird Count Steve Alter tba - depends on area
Wed, Dec. 21 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Christmas Day Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk - cancelled due to Christmas
       
January 2017
Sun, Jan. 01 Coastal Christmas Bird Count Steve Alter tba - depends on area
Wed, Jan. 04 Laguna Niguel Regional Park bird walk Diane Etchison 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, Jan. 07 CBC Specialties trip Bruce Aird & Jeff Bray 7:00 am
Sat, Jan. 07 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalists 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sun, Jan. 08 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sun, Jan. 15 Antelope Valley Hawk-Banding Trip (R) Pete Bloom 7:00 am - 1 or 2 pm
Wed, Jan. 18 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Thurs, Jan. 19 Bolsa Chica bird walk Vic Leipzig 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, Jan. 21 Winter Pelagic Trip (R) - rescheduled to Feb. 19 Jon Dunn & 5 co-leaders 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
S/S, Jan. 28-29 Salton Sea weekend trip (R - Full) Vic Leipzig 9:00 am all day
Sun, Jan. 29 Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk Mark Kincheloe 8:00 am - 11:00 am
       
February 2017
Wed, Feb. 01 Riley Wilderness Park bird walk Diane Etchison 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, Feb. 04 Irvine Reg. Park bird walk Linette Davenport 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, Feb. 04 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalists 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sat, Feb. 11 Western Snowy Plover field trip at Salt Creek on the beach Cheryl Egger, Susan Sheakley 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sun, Feb. 12 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Wed, Feb. 15 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Sun, Feb. 19 Winter Pelagic Trip (R) Jon Dunn & 5 co-leaders 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun, Feb. 26 Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk Mark Kincheloe 8:00 am - 11:00 am
 
March 2017
Wed, March 01 Laguna Niguel Regional Park bird walk Diane Etchison 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, March 04 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalists 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sun, March 12 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Wed, March 15 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Thurs, March 16 Bolsa Chica bird walk Vic Leipzig 8:00 am - 12 noon
Fri, March 24 Owl Prowl at Starr Ranch (R) Pete DeSimone 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat, March 25 Owl Prowl at Starr Ranch (R) Pete DeSimone 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun, March 26 Upper Bay monthly bird walk Mark Kincheloe 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri, March 31 Owl Prowl at Starr Ranch (R) Pete DeSimone 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
       
April 2017
Sat, April 01 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalists 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sat, April 01 Owl Prowl at Starr Ranch (R) Pete DeSimone 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed, April 05 Caspers Wilderness Park bird walk Diane Etchison 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat, April 8 Villa Park Flood Basin field trip Linette Davenport 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sa-Su, April 8-9 Eastern Sierra weekend trip (R) Vic Leipzig 7:30 am (Sat), Sun TBA
Sun, April 09 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Wed, April 19 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Sun, April 30 Big Morongo Preserve & vicinity (R) Bruce Aird 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun, April 30 Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk Mark Kincheloe 8:00 am - 11:00 am
       
May 2017
Wed, May 03 Laguna Niguel Regional Park bird walk Diane Etchison 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, May 06 Spring Pelagic Trip (R) 5 co-leaders 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat, May 06 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalists 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Fr-Su, May 12-14 Orange County Spring Count Darrell Wilson Time is up to you
Sat, May 14 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Wed, May 17 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Thurs, May 18 Bolsa Chica bird walk Vic Leipzig 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sun, May 28 Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk Mark Kincheloe 8:00 am - 11:00 am
       
June 2017
Sat, June 03 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalists 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Sun, June 11 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
Wed, June 21 Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Sun, June 25 Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk Mark Kincheloe 8:00 am - 11:00 am
       
July 2017
Sat, July 01 Monthly Wildlife Walk at the SJWS Audubon Naturalistrs 9:00 am - 10:30 am
S-S, July 8-9 Mammoth Lakes weekend trip (R) Vic Leipzig 5:15 am - Sat & Sun
Sun, July 09 San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary monthly bird walk Chris Obaditch 8:00 am - 12 noon
tba Upper Newport Bay by pontoon boat (R) Nancy Kenyon 8:15 am - 11:00 am
Thurs, July 20 Bolsa Chica bird walk Vic Leipzig 8:00 am - 12 noon
Sat, July 22 Summer Pelagic Trip (R) Jon Dunn & 5 co-leaders 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat, July 29 Summer BBQ (R) - reservations: Nancy Kenyon

Gail Richards

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun, July 30 Upper Newport Bay monthly bird walk Mark Kincheloe 8:00 am - 11:00 am
       
September 2017
Sat, Sept. 30 Fall Pelagic Trip (R) Jon Dunn & 5 co-leaders 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
       
 

TRIP RESERVATIONS:
(R) This symbol means advance reservations are necessary. If there is no symbol by the trip name, reservations are unnecessary. (Trips marked with tba are still tentative; watch for more information on them.) Any trip listed on this page may be signed up for in advance; in fact, it is preferable not to wait until the last minute to sign up for the trips.
 
To make trip reservations, select the desired field trip and click on it. The link will take you to the trip write-up where you will find directions on how to make a reservation.
 
All trip participants will be required to sign a trip waiver (releasing Sea & Sage from liability) before the trip.  A copy of the waiver can be found with the trip write-up.)
 
If you have questions about the field trips, contact Field Trip Chair, Nancy Kenyon at
11/20/16
page updated 2/20/17

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