Alameda Shorebird Walk 1
July 31 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
The millions of shorebirds that winter on San Francisco Bay make it a state and global Important Bird Area. It is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and is also designated as a Wetland of International Importance under UNESCO’s Ramsar Convention.
This time of year, we’ll have a chance to see shorebirds headed to Central and South America after a fueling stop, as well as those here for the coming winter. Many will still be molting out of their summer plumage. (A chance to see Black-bellied Plovers with black bellies!)
We’ll visit two excellent birding spots along the Alameda shoreline, starting at one and then driving to the other to maximize our birding time. We’ll walk short distances on level, mostly paved paths, so this trip is accessible for birders with mobility limitations. Bring water and sun protection. Spotting scopes welcome and appreciated. Restrooms are available near both of our birding stops.
This trip is free but advance registration is required. The same trip is being offered on Sunday, August 1: Please only sign up for ONE of these.
The exact location and directions will be provided to registered participants. Registration will open on July 17 and close at 4 pm on Thursday, July 29. If you try to sign up before July 17, you’ll get a message that registration is closed.
Leader: Maureen Lahiff, MLahiff@aol.com, 510.484.6529
Note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:
Walk is limited to 15 participants (plus the leaders). There will not be a waiting list.
Participants must register online and acknowledge acceptance of our liability waiver. Each person must register separately. No “drop ins,” please.
Participants will receive the trip directions by email when they register.
Click here to register.
Thank you for your flexibility in helping us ensure that everyone remains healthy! Because we have to limit the size of trips, please do not sign up unless you are committed to attending.