Trinity River

Willow Creek, California

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About 20 miles from Blue Lake, it climbs over Berry Hill Summit (2,859 feet), and then drops to the Trinity River at Willow Creek, at about 600 feet. From Willow Creek, the highway closely follows the Trinity River most of the way to Weaverville, providing access to much attractive habitat. Specialty birds: Resident—Golden Eagle, Blue Grouse, Mountain Quail, White-headed Woodpecker, American Dipper, Townsend’s Solitaire. Summer—Osprey; Band-tailed Pigeon; Western Wood-Pewee; Hammond’s, Dusky, Pacific-slope, and Ash-throated Flycatchers; Cassin’s Vireo; Black-throated Gray and Hermit Warblers; Western Tanager; Black-headed Grosbeak. 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)

About 20 miles from Blue Lake, it climbs over Berry Hill Summit (2,859 feet), and then drops to the Trinity River at Willow Creek, at about 600 feet. From Willow Creek, the highway closely follows the Trinity River most of the way to Weaverville, providing access to much attractive habitat. Specialty birds: Resident—Golden Eagle, Blue Grouse, Mountain Quail, White-headed Woodpecker, American Dipper, Townsend’s Solitaire. Summer—Osprey; Band-tailed Pigeon; Western Wood-Pewee; Hammond’s, Dusky, Pacific-slope, and Ash-throated Flycatchers; Cassin’s Vireo; Black-throated Gray and Hermit Warblers; Western Tanager; Black-headed Grosbeak. 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: Willow Creek
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April through July.
Local Contacts: Lower Trinity Ranger District.
Local Maps: DeLorme Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer.
Driving Directions: Directions to Trinity River

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May 2018