(1622) TOUR – River Bird Walk at Heritage Oak Winery – November 5, 2022

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Stroll picturesque vineyards and an old-growth riparian forest along the Mokelumne River with a local birding expert. Participants will scan the vegetation and skies looking for species to add to the Winery’s monthly list. At the end of your walk, relax and talk birds with other enthusiasts on the Heritage Oak Winery patio while you enjoy Tom and Carmela Hoffman’s handcrafted wines and a delicious lunch from the popular Bon Appetit gourmet sandwich shop. If you are lucky, the hummingbird feeders will be buzzing with various species. Lunch, great wine, birds, and nature … what else is there? Round trip walking on the trail is approximately 2.5 miles, so bring your walking shoes and binoculars. For more about the winery, visit (must be 21).

Tour time 10:15 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.  Picnic time 12:35 – 1:05

Meet your guide in front of the Heritage Oak Winery tasting room.


Adult: $40.00

Tickets available for online purchase September 5, 2022

LAST DAY to purchase tickets online is October 30, 2022

Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at Hutchins Street Square at the registration table on Saturday, November 5 2022 from 8:30 – 9:30 am.

Meet your guide in front of the Heritage Oak Winery (10112 Woodbridge Road, Acampo, CA, 95220) at 10:15 a.m. 

East on Woodbridge Road from Highway 99 to Dustin Road, turn left. Then turn right on Orchard Road. Turn right at Buck Road and continue around the curve back onto Woodbridge Road.


Cancellation Policy: Full refunds (minus a 3% processing fee) are available if a participant cancels more than 2 weeks before the event. No refunds will be available within two weeks of the event or during the festival. A full refund is automatically issued for any events cancelled by event organizers.

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David Yee
Birding Expert
Local birding expert, David Yee, leads monthly birding tours based out of Heritage Oak Winery. He is among the leading experts in native bird identification in San Joaquin County and Northern California.

Arrive at Heritage Oak Winery and the tour begins.

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It is best to dress in layers.  The area can be very cool in the morning and evening, but quite warm in the afternoon.

Lunch is NOT provided on this tour.  Participants may bring their own snacks and water while on the hike. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic to eat after the hike. Take time to enjoy some of Tom's excellent wine.

No, this tour does not require a Lands Pass.

Binoculars and a spotting scope may be brought on this tour.

You should definitely bring your camera.

Yes, handicap accessible restrooms or port-a-potty is available at the winery. There are no restrooms available on the hike. Therefore, everyone should use the restroom before the tour begins.

This tour requires the ability to walk several miles over uneven or rough terrain. This tour requires the ability to stand for at least an hour.

Yes, there is handicap parking available at the winery.

The winery site has hard surfaces with some unevenness and or slight inclines. It is wheelchair accessible to most areas. The hike is not wheel chair accessable.

In general, it is not acceptable to bring dogs to the festival or on tours because they may interfere with other participants or disturb wildlife. Service animals must be handled so as not to disturb other people or wildlife. 

There are many insects, including mosquitos near the water, so long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended. Insect repellent is recommended.

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