Relaxed Birding and Flowers at White Wolf

Relaxed Birding and Flowers at White Wolf

Yosemite visitors may spot a Cassin’s Finch or other colorful songbirds on a bird-watching Outdoor Adventure with expert naturalist guides.
July 20, 2019 to July 21, 2019

Whether you’re new to birding and botany, or you want to learn more about Yosemite’s high country ecology, you’re bound to enjoy this relaxing weekend with a naturalist guide. During a series of day hikes in the White Wolf area, you’ll learn about and look for diverse bird and plant species that live at the park’s high elevations. Enjoy summer scenery, as you practice identifying songbirds by sight and sound, and using clues such as petal count and color to figure out which wildflowers are blooming along the trails. This weekend offers naturalists of all levels a can’t-miss opportunity to learn from a Yosemite expert and recharge in the beautiful Sierra Nevada.

Included with your registration:

  • Both days will be a combination of birding and investigating wildflowers starting Saturday at 8 am until about 3 pm on Sunday.
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (reservation arrives Friday, July 19, through Monday, July 22) at White Wolf Campground. We cannot adjust these dates.

Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at White Wolf Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the program.

Experience Level: Any. Participants must be physically fit.
Hiking: Easy–Moderate. Up to 4 miles per day, some off-trail hiking.
Elevation Range: 5,000 feet–7,600 feet.
Registration Price: $169
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Guide
Andrea Canapary

Andrea Canapary

Andrea Canapary is passionate about teaching people of all ages to develop appreciation for the natural world. She spent ten summers in the Adirondack Mountains helping connect youth to wilderness, and has since instructed at numerous environmental education centers across California and Oregon. After being assigned to lead a California Conservation Corps (CCC) backcountry trail crew for five months in the Yosemite high country 20 years ago, Andrea fell in love with the region, settling just outside the park to raise her family. She has now spent more than 18 years teaching classes on both the natural and human history of Yosemite to CCC trail crews, and has enjoyed countless adventures in Yosemite’s front and backcountry. She is excited to guide you on a trip that will leave you with some equally incredible memories!