CLEAR LAKE STATE PARK, Calif. – No matter what time of year, the Clear Lake State Park is a special place to experience, but April has to be one of the best times.
Join Brad Barnwell on a one- or two-hour bird walk and experience spring in the park on Saturday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m.
Meet at the visitor center parking lot, bring your binoculars, hat, water and good, sturdy walking shoes and, since it is spring, bring mosquito repellant.
Entry into the park is free for those joining the walk. Rain cancels the walk.
There are still only a few people in the park in April and it is a good opportunity to see many of the migrating birds moving through the park on their trip north or those that have actually decided to make the park their seasonal home.
The ospreys are back and have started repairing the pole nest in the visitor center parking lot.
All of the local raptors have been paired off for some time and are putting the finishing touches on their nests.
The pileated woodpeckers have nests under construction and the wood ducks are paired off and scouring out potential nesting cavities.
Clear Lake State Park is located at 5300 Soda Bay Road, Kelseyville.