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Mendocino Coast Audubon Bird Paddle

Enjoy the birds of the Noyo River Estuary from the water. This is a gentle, slow-paced kayak trip for all ages and abilities. We will travel through different habitats include riparian, Bishop Pine Forest, North Coast Coniferous Forest, and estuarine which offers the opportunity to see birds of different habitats in a short period of time. Encounters with Harbor Seals, California Sea Lions, River Otters and other interesting mammals is also likely.

The meandering course of the Noyo River combined with its narrow and wooded canyon typically offers paddlers and wildlife a respite from the winds and fog of the coast. The canopy of riparian trees along the Noyo are a host to downey woodpeckers, western tanagers, black-headed grosbeaks, and a variety of finches and warblers. Numerous species of swallows and tyrant flycatchers enjoy the rich insect life of the Noyo. And of course the kingfishers, osprey, herons, cormorants, and mergansers fish along the Noyo.

Liquid Fusion Kayaking's Cate and Jeff are avid wildlife watchers and birders so the birds of the Noyo have a couple of keen eyes and ears keeping tabs on their whereabouts.

MCAS Members $20/adult and $10/kids (18 and younger) - Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles will be provided.

No previous kayaking or birding experience necessary. We will be using tandem recreational and sea kayaks that are comfortable and stable. Participants should bring a hat for sun and/or warmth, a jacket, footwear that can get wet, water, and a light snack.

We plan on launching at 9am and landing at 11am.

Please call for reservations. (707) 962-1623

(Participants may bring their own kayak or canoe. Life jackets must be worn).

Earlier Event: June 10
BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak Training
Later Event: June 12
BCU 3 Star Sea Kayak Assessment