"Most people have heard of the tragedy of the Donner party of 1846, and probably know that they camped near Donner Lake. They had been delayed by controversy and bad luck, and when they tried to cross the summit in late October they were turned back by deep snow, and were forced to camp for the winter. Most of the party were at Donner Lake, but some, such as the Donners themselves, couldn’t make it that far and had to stop a few miles back along the trail near Alder Creek. The latter is the location now known as Donner Camp. Both groups endured frightful hardships, and some of them finally resorted to cannibalism. Of the 87 original members of the party, 40 died.
This guide 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."