Leaders: Rich Nicholson
Lake Solano lies along Putah Creek below Lake Berryessa and the town of Winters. We expect to get good looks at wintering waterfowl - the "hoodies and woodies", goldeneyes, and ring-necked ducks. Bald Eagle and Osprey are often seen. We will check the park's trees for resident Phainopeplas, Lewis's Woodpeckers and others, and we can expect to see wintering raptors. Check the weather; we will not go if it's raining. Dress warmly and bring snacks, water, and a spotting scope if you have one.
Directions: The scenic route from the bay area, with good birding along the way, is to take I-80 east and between Fairfield and Vacaville exit at Lagoon Valley Road toward Cherry Glen Rd. Go north on Cherry Glen Rd. which soon becomes Pleasants Valley Rd. and takes you right to the park. If you prefer to stay on the freeway, take I-80 east to Vacaville and exit onto I-505 north. Take the exit for Highway 128/Winters. Turn left on Highway 128 and drive through Winters. Turn left onto Pleasants Valley Road to reach the park. Parking fee $5. Drive time is a short 2 hours.