Mariposa Grove Birding

October 5, 2014

The wild and rugged terrain of Mariposa Grove is superb habitat for numerous avian species. Join experienced birder Michael Ross for a day of discovery, observation and conservation. The course will cover learning about the birds you come across, their natural history, biology and some current research findings. Participants will walk among the giant sequoias of Mariposa Grove and in Wawona’s mountain meadows and coniferous forests, in hopes of encountering a variety of birdlife. This program begins in Wawona Sunday morning and ends around 3 pm.

Experience package includes camping Oct. 4–6 at Wawona Campground plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Wawona Hotel Oct. 4–6. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.

Take a quick glimpse of the area that will be visited by viewing Yosemite Nature Notes: Big Trees.

Hiking: Easy to moderate; 2–3 miles, with some elevation changes
Elevation: 5,100'–6,000'
Experience package: $79
Leader: Michael Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross has led Outdoor and Custom Adventures for Yosemite Conservancy since 1977. He is the award-winning author of 42 books for young people including “Baby Bear Isn't Hungry”, “The Happy Camper Handbook”, “The World of Small”, and “Snug as a Bug”. He teaches children’s book writing workshops and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences around the world. Michael is passionate about sharing Yosemite’s diversity to newcomers and long-time park enthusiasts. He lives with his family near the park in a home overlooking the Merced River.