2012-01-27 "Napa Solano Audubon Society group plans field trip to Skaggs Island, west of Vallejo" from "Vallejo Times-Herald"
Bird lovers will get a rare chance to go onto the closed Skaggs Island west of Vallejo on Highway 37 during a special field trip Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Napa Solano Audubon Society will lead the field trip which lasts from 7:30 a.m. to about 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to view raptors, including short-eared owls and hawks.
Dress accordingly as the weather dictates and bring binoculars, water, snack and lunch. Participants will enter and exit as a group. The gate will be locked and no one will be able to leave early.
A former naval base, Skaggs Island is now part of the San Pablo National Wildlife Refuge, and all traces of the military buildings and housing have been demolished and cleared from the land.
To participate and get carpool information, visit www.napasolanoaudubon.com.