U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
California

CACHE CREEK EAGLE HIKES - 2004

For six Saturdays every year, between January and February, groups of eager birdwatchers set out from the Redbud Trailhead in BLM's Cache Creek Natural Area in search of bald eagles.

Getting out the binoculars and camerasThese eagles are primarily a migratory, wintering population who briefly pause in the remote Cache Creek area to rest and feed before continuing on their way.

Starting January 17 this year, BLM staff and volunteers have taken groups of 25 people on a guided adventure on the Redbud trail. In addition to seeing bald eagles, visitors have been treated to glorious vistas of the Cache Creek canyons and sightings of golden eagles and the free-roaming Tule elk.

February 21st will be the final eagle hike of the season, however the Ukiah Field Office will be offering free guided hikes in the spring to view the abundant wildflowers of the area.

For more information, contact BLM's Ukiah Field Office at 707-468-4000.

These photos are from the Feb. 7, 2004 hike -- Above: getting out the cameras and binoculars.

Below: Getting oriented at the Redbud Trailhead
Getting oriented at the Redbud Trailhead

Below: taking time out for a snack

Still some time for a little solitude:
Taking some time out for a little solitude

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