American Sign Language Bird Walk - Spooner Lake Loop Trail
Space is limited and advance registration is recommended.
Date/Time: July 18, 2022 / 8:00-10:00 am
Location: Spooner Lake
Parking Fee: $10 for NV residents and $15 for out of state vehicles
From the I-80 & I-580 interchange, take I-580 south approximately 36 miles to Carson City, to Hwy 50 in Carson City. Travel approximately 9.8 miles to the US 50 & SR 28 intersection. Turn right (north) onto SR 28 and look for the Spooner Lake entrance on the right at approximately 0.6 mile. We will meet at the new visitor center building. Map
Leader: Parker Flickinger. Co-Leader: Jennie Jones Scherbinski. ASL Interpreter: Karla Johnston, EIPA 4.7, RID-ED
The 2.5 mile loop trail around Spooner Lake offers beautiful vistas and a variety of habitats where we will look for montane birds. Karla Johnston returns as the ASL interpreter. This loop trail is a well-maintained interpretive trail through meadows, pine and fir forest, and aspen groves. There are developed picnic sites spread throughout Jeffrey pines and white firs on the bluff above the lake. Osprey fish the lake. Three species of nuthatches, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Brown Creeper, and Mountain Chickadee are resident as are Red-breasted and Williamson's Sapsuckers and Downy, Hairy, and White-headed Woodpeckers. Spring migration brings Common Loon, Spotted Sandpiper, Western Wood-Pewee, Tree and Barn Swallows, Hermit Thrush, Western Tanager, Warbling and occasionally Cassin's Vireos, and a variety of warblers.