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Alameda Shoreline Bird Walk

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The millions of shorebirds that winter on San Francisco Bay make it a state and global Important Bird Area. It’s part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and 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 that are headed to Central and South America after a fueling stop, as well as those who are here for the winter. Many will still be molting out of their summer plumage. (This is a chance to see Black-bellied Plovers with black bellies!)

This trip is timed with the tides so that feeding shorebirds will be close in. We’ll be walking 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 and water are available.

This trip is free but advance registration is required. The exact meeting spot and directions will be provided to registered participants. Registration will open on August 1  and close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 12.  If you try to sign up before August 1,  you’ll get a message that registration is closed.

Leader: Maureen Lahiff, MLahiff@aol.com, 510.484.6529

Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Participants must register online and acknowledge acceptance of our liability waiver. Each person must register separately. No “drop ins,” please.
  • This trip is limited to 20 participants. There will not be a waiting list.
  • 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!  


August 15
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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