(
 
)
 
  Wildlife Viewing Area
Share |
Add to My Favorites
Print Page
Share a Comment

Rodman Slough

< Back

American white pelicans at Rodman Slough.

Photo © Lyle & Deanna Madeson

Located along the Pacific Flyway, Lake County hosts more than 300 species of birds. With diverse landscapes sprawled around Clear Lake - the largest natural freshwater lake in California and possibly the oldest in North America - birds and other wildlife make Lake County their home throughout the seasons.

At Rodman Slough, visitors can view great blue heron and great egret nesting colonies, a variety of waterfowl, hawks, and an occasional bald eagle. Arriving in large numbers in the fall, flocks of American white pelicans stay through the winter to late spring.

Rodman Slough is perfect to explore via kayak or canoe. The Lake County Land Trust also administers the adjacent Rodman Slough Preserve, and hosts guided nature and bird watching hikes every Saturday morning. The walks lasts approximately 90 minutes, and begin at 8:00 a.m. June - August, 9:00 a.m. September - May and meet at the Rodman Slough Preserve Nature Center, 6350 Westlake Road in Lakeport.

For more information on birding and bird watching opportunities in Lake County, visit the Redbud Audubon Society website at http://www.redbudaudubon.org

Best Time for Viewing: Before 10:00 a.m.

Best Months and Seasons for Viewing: Year-round, but in fall, winter, and spring migrating waterfowl are particularly plentiful

 Pet Friendly Notes
Dogs are allowed in private watercraft, but not allowed in the Rodman Slough Nature Preserve.
 

For More Information, Contact:

Lake County Land Trust

www.lakecountylandtrust.org
6350 Westlake Road,
(707) 262-0707

No comments have been made about this nomination. Be the first to add a comment!

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic Society.

Longitude: -122.887401600
Latitude: 39.117608600
Elevation: 1335 FT (407 M)
Lover of Lake County!
Meet the Contributor:
Lover of Lake County!
_
 
Bird Watching in Lake County
Lake County is one of Northern California's premiere bird watching destinations. Up close and...
 
California Coastal National Monument - Black Oystercatchers and Birding
The California Coastal National Monument offshore rocks are home to many nesting and migrating...
 
California Redwoods Birding Trail
Del Norte County, on California's wild Redwood Coast, has recorded more species of birds (421...
 
Cape Mendocino Grasslands ~ Important Bird Area
This identified area by Audubon California refers to a large coastal expanse of grassland which...
 
Cleone Beach and Laguna Point, MacKerricher State Park Birding
This is a favorite spot not just for birding, but also for whale watching and viewing harbor...