Caswell Memorial State Park

Manteca, California

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Caswell Memorial State Park is a genuine riparian jungle. The overstory consists of huge valley oaks and cottonwoods, festooned with grapevines. The understory is a thicket of brambles, wild rose, and poison oak. Summer can be hot, but spring and fall are delightful; so is winter except after heavy rains, when the Stanislaus River might flood. Specialty birds: Resident—Wood Duck; Acorn and Nuttall’s Woodpeckers; Yellow-billed Magpie; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Wrentit; Spotted Towhee. Summer—Swainson’s Hawk, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak. Winter—Golden-crowned Sparrow. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.
Birding Northern California

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Birding Northern California

by John Kemper (Falcon Guides)

Caswell Memorial State Park is a genuine riparian jungle. The overstory consists of huge valley oaks and cottonwoods, festooned with grapevines. The understory is a thicket of brambles, wild rose, and poison oak. Summer can be hot, but spring and fall are delightful; so is winter except after heavy rains, when the Stanislaus River might flood. Specialty birds: Resident—Wood Duck; Acorn and Nuttall’s Woodpeckers; Yellow-billed Magpie; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Wrentit; Spotted Towhee. Summer—Swainson’s Hawk, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak. Winter—Golden-crowned Sparrow. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Manteca
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best Spring and fall.
Local Contacts: Caswell Memorial State Park.
Local Maps: DeLorme Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer.
Driving Directions: Directions to Caswell Memorial State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

6/18/2007
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Camping and swimming are also available at Caswell. No dogs or bikes are allowed on the trails due to endangered species, but the trails are a easy and beautiful hike. Several trails of varying lengths are available for hiking and there are great views of the river and wildlife.



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May 2018