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Audubon Field Trip to Foresta in Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Join members of Yosemite Audubon as they spend time on foot looking for woodpecker species, raptors, dippers, swifts and warblers, covering approximately two miles of remarkably diverse habitat in Yosemite National Park.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 20, in Foresta, also known as Big Meadow. The group will meet in El Portal at 7:45 a.m. and make stops along the Merced River corridor to look for peregrine falcons and black swifts. Then, they move on to Foresta.

Interested? Meet at the Yosemite Conservancy office, located at 5020 El Portal Road, by the post office and the historic trains in El Portal. Foresta has no restrooms or services but restrooms are available in El Portal and there’s a shop nearby if people need coffee, gas or supplies.

  • Bring: Binoculars, water, snacks/lunch, layered clothing

Those who plan to attend will carpool into the park, and Yosemite Conservancy will supply entrance fee waivers. Organizers say the group will be back in El Portal by 1:30 p.m. Contact information: Pete Devine, Resident Naturalist, Yosemite Conservancy, 209/379-2321 ext. 12. Please register with

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