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Lake Merritt (Oakland)
Sunday, December 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
All are welcome but LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks are especially invited to a participatory field trip. We all benefit when anyone shares their observations, knowledge and enthusiasm. There should be large birds that can be seen without binoculars, including migratory and winter water birds. We will likely discover land birds by sight and ear too. Binoculars help, so let Rachel know in advance if you’d like a loaner pair. Walk will be 1-2 miles on flat mostly paved terrain with plenty of benches. Bring layers. Heavy rain cancels.
For a good idea of species to expect, see the Ebird Bar Chart (link to: https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2010&eyr=2020&bmo=12&emo=12&r=L268122)
Reach out to Rachel with questions.
Leader: Rachel Katz, NatureRachel@katco.com, 631-813-6362 cell Preston Mui
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, December 9. Directions for registered participants are below.
Please note the public health guidelines for this trip, as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic:
There will not be a waiting list.
Participants must register online and acknowledge acceptance of our liability waiver. Each person must register separately.
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: We will meet at the fenced viewing pond next to the Rotary Nature Center where there are public bathrooms. Good bike lanes and racks are nearby. Paid car parking is available on Bellevue and the Sailboat House lot is the best spot to park. Take the 12, N, or NL bus to Grand and Perkins and head into the park on Perkins.
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/ecq1UYV3QmZT4tLL6