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Garretson Point/Arrowhead Marsh (MLK Shoreline)

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is a great place to see at least some of the birds fairly close up, and a rewarding place to bird for both beginners and experienced folks.  It’s a great place for families, as they can easily leave the trip at any time the kids (or adults) have had enough for the day. Bring your Thanksgiving guests to see one of the big reasons to give thanks for SF Bay.

A 9:00 a.m. start will get us exposed mudflats along the slough at Garretson Point, to see shorebirds feeding, as well as rafting Scaup and Ruddy Ducks, and up to five species of Grebes. To maximize birding time, we’ll drive to our second spot, Arrowhead Marsh, where we’ll listen and look for Ridgeway Rails, Sora, and Virginia Rails.We’ll be walking on paved, level pathways, watching out for the runners and bicyclists. There are restrooms and water available near Garretson Point and at Arrowhead Marsh. Rain may modify the trip, but not cancel it. 

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

This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the trip and close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 25.  Directions for registered participants are below.

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

  • Walk is limited to 20 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.

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.


Directions: The parking lot at Garretson Point is reached from Edgewater Drive off Hegenberger Road. From I-880, take Hegenberger towards the Oakland Airport. Edgewater Drive has a stoplight; it’s the first right turn if you are coming from I-880. Take Edgewater to the end and continue to the parking lot.

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/5SaLxgnvamuGXokYA

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Date:
November 28
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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