Annual Dipper Day Field Trip
Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:00 AM
This popular annual trip offers a unique opportunity to hear and observe the elusive but vocal American dipper. You will be introduced to a bird species specialized in living a semi-aquatic life in swift mountain streams and rivers. From their nictitating membrane (third eyelid), large oil glands, dense plumage, and unique underwater foraging techniques, this bird is truly a “water ouzel.” We also will examine the new Patagonia parking lot next to Mayberry Park that has been planted in pollinator and fruit baring trees, shrubs and perennial flowers resistant to deer browsing. The trip will also offer the opportunity to observe other bird species residing along the Truckee River corridor. Please be prepared for cold and snow (boots, jackets, gloves, etc.), and consider bringing snacks and water.
7777 White Fir St. (next to Mayberry Park) There is plenty of parking on the street or in the Mayberry Park east entrance lot.
Tom Stille, 775-690-4261, firstname.lastname@example.org
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*This field trip is only open to six participants on a first come, first served basis.
Check out the Mayberry Park eBird hotspot here.
Learn more about the American Dipper here.
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Bleam