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Watershed Perspectives: Birds and Wildlife of Santa Rosa Creek and Delta Pond Natural History Outing
The Laguna de Santa Rosa bursts with birdlife, especially in the morning! Join us for this exploration of one of the Laguna Watershed’s largest tributaries, Santa Rosa Creek. With lots of amazing wildlife and more than 200 species of birds found in the watershed, birders of all ages and skill levels will enjoy this walk along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail west of Willowside Road accessing Delta Pond (one of the City of Santa Rosa’s recycled water holding ponds) to walk its perimeter with sweeping views of the Laguna and riparian areas, an area not usually open to the public. We will meet at the Laguna Environmental Center for snacks and a brief watershed overview, then we will carpool together to the Santa Rosa Creek Trail for a naturalist-led walk. We will cover 3 miles on mostly flat but very uneven terrain (rocky, dirt path, potentially muddy), and return to the Center by 12:30pm. Suitable for adults and children 12 and up, as we’ll be stopping a lot to bird watch, observe, and talk, as well as walking briskly at times to cover the 3 miles. (Sorry, this walk is not suitable for strollers or wheel chairs.) Rain cancels.
This free program is made possible through a partnership between the Laguna Foundation, LandPaths and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. The District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. It is funded through a quarter-cent sales tax that was voted in by the residents of Sonoma County.