FAIRFIELD — Veteran birds of prey expert Larry Broderick will lead a Birds of Prey Migration Sensation Hike at Lynch Canyon Open Space on Sept. 28.
The hike will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer raptor identification tips and views of resident, migrating and over-wintering birds of prey, according to a press release from the Solano Land Trust, which is sponsoring the event.
Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper’s Hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey, according to the press release.
Broderick has more than 25 years of experience studying, researching, identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey.
All ages are welcome, but participants must be prepared for a moderate pace covering about four miles, possibly off-trail in places, up and down rugged, steep and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants and thistle, and passing free-range cattle along the way.
Meet by 10 a.m. at the Lynch Canyon parking lot, 3100 Lynch Road, Vallejo, near the intersection of Lynch Road and McGary Road. Bring cash for parking, a backpack with plenty of water and snacks; boots or sturdy closed-toed shoes with tread for rough, steep and slippery terrain; long, sturdy pants; layered clothes; and protection from sun, wind, fog and rain.
A donation is suggested to sustain the tours. An RSVP is requested to Mary Beth Crittendon at email@example.com or 685-5908.
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