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Field Trip: Lynch Canyon
Date: Friday June 29, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM
Leader: Murray Berner
Description: Lynch Canyon is this week's destination. It is located in the hills west of I-80 between Cordelia and Vallejo. The habitat is hilly grassland with drainages of willow, oak and bay. There is a small reservoir with ducks and gallinules. Grasshopper and Lark Sparrow inhabit the hills. Golden Eagle nests here. This month, Blue Grosbeaks have been seen a mile to the west at Newell Preserve, and this week an Indigo Bunting is singing on private property just over the hill. We will try to find those species at Lynch. We will take the easy path to the reservoir, then, depending on the interests of the group, perhaps continue on up the hill and west at least part way towards Newell Preserve. At most, it will be a three mile loop with a steep 1/4 mile in the middle.
Napa carpool departs at 8:00 am from the east side of Sweeney's sports shop in Riverpark shopping center located off Imola Ave between Jefferson and Coombs. Solano Co. birders should wait outside the Lynch gate after 8:00. It might be open at eight, certainly by 8:20. To reach Lynch, take the American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke exit off I-80. McGary Rd fronts 80 on the east. Follow McGary north about 1.5 mile. Turn left under the freeway to the gate. There is a $5/car fee.
Lynch is currently open to the public Saturday-Monday only. We thank the Solano Land Trust for this opportunity to visit the preserve. The LT invites your support. They are currently in the process of purchasing Rockville Hills Park, for which contributions are welcome.
Read more about these trips on the Friday Bird Walks page.