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Bike & Bird the Bay Trail – East Bay

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Ride with us along the Bay Trail, from Berkeley to El Cerrito, to look for returning winter and resident shorebirds and waders (e.g. Surfbird, Oystercatcher, Ridgway’s Rail), plus raptors and passerines.

We’ll ride about 15 mostly flat, paved miles on the Bay Trail, with one short climb over the racetrack and one short stretch on gravel. The route goes over the multi-user bridge, heads a short way toward Point Emery, and then north past The Meadow (Eastshore State Park), the Race Track, and Pt. Isabel to Meeker Slough. You will need to be VERY mindful of your stops and pulloffs on these busier-than-ever trails to prevent collisions with pedestrians, dogs and other bikers. Helmets required. Bring binoculars, water and lunch.   Weather should mostly be fine with maybe some wind and fog, so wear layers if needed. There is a bathroom/toilet at start and later at Pt. Isabel.

Here are Ebird lists for an idea of what you might see along the way.

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2010&eyr=2021&bmo=8&emo=8&r=L622485

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2010&eyr=2021&bmo=8&emo=8&r=L507756

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2010&eyr=2021&bmo=8&emo=8&r=L484238

This trip is free but advance registration is required and trip is limited to 10 people. The exact location and directions will be provided by email to registered participants. Registration will open on July 20  and close at 4 pm on August 19.  

This birding ride is co-listed with Grizzly Peak Cyclists.

Leaders: Cathy Bleier (csbleier@sbcglobal.net) and Pat Greene, cell (415) 481-5469, pjgreene@sonic.net

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

  • Trip is limited to 10 participants (plus the leaders). There will not be a waiting list.

  • Participants must register online and acknowledge acceptance of our liability waiver. Agreeing to the GGAS liability waiver is also agreeing to the Grizzly Peak Cyclists waiver. Each person must register separately. No “drop ins,” please.

  • Each participant must register separately so they can check the waiver box.
  • Participants will receive the trip directions and meeting place in their email confirmation when they register. Save that email!

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.

 

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Date:
August 20
Time:
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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