FAIRFIELD — A bird-of-prey migration hike is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at Lynch Canyon Open Space Park.
Larry Broderick will lead the hike and offer raptor identification tips. Birds seen on previous hikes include Cooper’s hawks, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey.
Participants should be prepared for a moderately paced, 4-mile hike, possibly off-trail in places, up and down hills that have sticky seeds, thorny plants and thistle and to pass free-range cattle along the way.
People who want to attend should contact Mary Beth Crittendon at [email protected] or 685-5908.
Lynch Canyon Open Space Park is located in the hills between Fairfield and Vallejo along Interstate 80 and can be reached by taking McGary Road to Lynch Road. Go to www.solanolandtrust.org for more information.
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