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Identify Birds with South Lake Tahoe Group

Posted on March 12, 2014
Filed Under Birding at Tahoe

Red-naped-Sapsucker-at-Cove-EastYou know what they say… Birds of a feather flock together.  And boy do they.

If you love birds, join the South Shore bird network at Cove East every Wednesday morning and learn more about Tahoe birds all year round.  If you’re lucky you’ll see our resident Beaver in the Truckee River, and a Hooded Merganser, Great-Blue Heron, and Red-tailed Hawk.

Other birds who frequent this paradise year round include Bald Eagles, Hawks, Grebes, Mergansers, American Coots, Ravens, Gulls, Northern Flickers, Steller’s Jays, Mountain Chickadees, Red-naped Sapsuckers (shown here), and Black-billed Magpies, to name a few.

Led by the unflappable local birding expert, Don Harriman, and Tahoe native Lynn Harriman, Tahoe birders meet every Wednesday at 8 am at Cove East to identify the weekly progression of birds.

Do you want to learn more about the bird life in Tahoe, attend field trips, or share your observations?

An informal group of bird watchers in Tahoe have established a yahoo list serve for birders interested in what is going on with birds in South Lake Tahoe.

Postings include sightings from trips, interesting developments pertaining to birds, and announcements for birding trips and upcoming birding events. To subscribe to this group, send an email to

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