BLM Offering Guided Bald Eagle Hikes in National Monument


Two birds sit high in a treeUKIAH, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management will host free guided hikes to look for wintering bald eagles in the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in Lake County on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 21 and continuing through Feb. 18.

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

Participants will meet at the Redbud Trailhead parking area, eight miles east of Clearlake Oaks on Highway 20 at 10:00 am.  The trailhead is just west of the North Fork Cache Creek Bridge (38° 59' 13.20" N, 122° 32' 22.50" W).           

Hikers are advised that the Redbud trail is in an area which was burned during the 2015 Rocky Fire. The five-mile hikes last about four hours.  The trail includes a steep 600-foot climb in the first mile, so hikers should be in good physical condition and sure-footed.  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 from a distance.

Additional information is available from the Ukiah Field Office (707) 468-4000.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Release Date

Monday, January 9, 2017


Bureau of Land Management, California


Ukiah Field Office


David Christy, Bureau of Land Management
(916) 941-3146
Sandra Moore, Forest Service
(530) 934-1137