The Lives of Birds: Tuolumne Meadows

July 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014

Summer is short in the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada, so be sure to join us on this exciting avian adventure set against a stunning natural backdrop. The abundant water and vegetation in Tuolumne Meadows make it an important habitat for many of Yosemite’s birds. You may encounter charismatic species, such as Clark’s nutcracker, Townsend’s solitaire, mountain bluebird, red crossbill, pine grosbeak and prairie falcon during the course of the weekend. The guidance of one of California’s top naturalists and bird-book authors make this a special experience in a special place. Program begins Saturday morning in Tuolumne Meadows and runs through Sunday afternoon.

Experience package includes camping July 11–14 at Tuolumne Meadows Campground plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Tuolumne Lodge July 11–14. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.

Hiking: Easy to moderate; about 4 miles a day, some off-trail
Elevation: 8,600'
Experience package: $199
Leader: David Lukas
Guide

David Lukas

David Lukas is a popular and knowledgeable naturalist who has been leading programs in the Sierra Nevada and writing natural history books for over 20 years. He is the author of the revised guidebook “Sierra Nevada Natural History” and the new comprehensive guidebook, “Sierra Nevada Birds” in addition to contributing to 40 additional books. David lives in Groveland, Calif. and delights in leading visitors on hikes in Yosemite.