To Wednesday 16 February 2022 - 12:00pm
Leaders: Phil and Pat Gordon
NOTE TRIP IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE RSVP TO: pagpeg AT aol.com, 510-538-3550
Lake Solano lies along Putah Creek below Lake Berryessa and near the town of Winters. The Day Use area is open again after the fires of last year. 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 other 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. In year’s past we all had gathered for lunch post field trip at the Putah Creek Café. We will be foregoing this great lunch in view of COVID protocols. Bring your lunch and we will eat outside at the park. The trip is limited to 20 participants.
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 Rd. to reach the park. Parking fee $6. Drive time is a short 2 hours.