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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 12/07/09
Contacts: David Christy , (916) 941-3146  
  Larry Ames , (707) 468-4000  
News Release No. CA-CC-10-10

BLM to Offer Bald Eagle Hikes


The Bureau of Land Management will host free guided hikes on Saturdays in January and February to view wintering bald eagles in the Cache Creek Natural Area in Lake County.

Hikes will be held January 16, 23 and 30, and February 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Those interested in participating should reserve space for a specific date by calling the BLM Ukiah Field Office, (707) 468-4000.  Early reservations are suggested for the popular hikes, which are limited to 25 participants each.

Participants will meet at the Redbud Trailhead parking area, eight miles east of Clearlake Oaks on Highway 20 at 10 a.m.  The trailhead is just west of the North Fork Cache Creek Bridge (38° 59' 13.20" N, 122° 32' 22.50" W).

The four-mile hikes last three to four hours.  The trail includes a steep 600-foot climb in the first mile, so hikers should be in good physical condition. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots suitable for wet conditions and dress for cold weather.  They should carry water, a lunch and binoculars, as most eagle sightings are at a distance. Hikes will be cancelled in rainy weather.

Hikers will enjoy scenic vistas of the Cache Creek Canyon, where eagles often soar over the creek or perch in streamside trees.  Participants often spot other wildlife including tule elk, golden eagles, osprey, herons, red-tailed hawks and egrets.
 
For more information, contact the Ukiah Field Office at (707) 468-4000.




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Last updated: 12-07-2009