The Bird Walk will be led by Jon Isacoff of the Spokane Audubon Society. Jon is also Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University. Jon has been involved with the Dishman Hills Dream Trail team for many years.
The walk will be up to the base of Big Rock and the trailis somewhat steep in the last 200 meters.
Bring binoculars if available and water. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen is a good idea. Event is limited to only 10 birders.
Most birds in this area are heard rather than seen, though some birds can be seen as well. Nearly 100 species have been documented along the Stevens Creek trail but a typical good day in May would be 40-50 species, mostly heard. We have chances to see several warbler and flycatcher species. Common conspicuous birds with a good chance to see visually include: Turkey Vulture, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Black-capped and Mountain Chickadees, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, and Cassin' Finch.
The walk will start at 7:45 am so be there by at least 7:30 am to sign in and get organized. We will meet at the Stevens Creek Trailhead parking lot - about 10 miles south of Freya and Palouse Highway.