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Mount Sutro Bird Walk

July 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve is a 61-acre fragment of the more than 2,000 acres of eucalyptus trees planted by Adolf Sutro in San Francisco in the late 19th century (sutrostewards.org/trail-map). We’ll walk about two miles, with significant climbing on mostly well-graded trails with some rocky spots and exposed roots. We’ll look and listen for birds, expecting mostly resident birds; summer breeders have mostly fledged, but juveniles are likely to be present, sometimes with confusing plumage and songs.

A long term management plan of the OSP has begun with the initial phase focused on removing dead and dying trees to improve fire safety. Some tree replacement planting is evident, and the Sutro Stewards are maintaining the native plantings at the summit meadow and utilizing openings along trails for further conservation planting.  Heavy fog and/or especially strong wind cancels.

This trip is free but advance registration is required. The exact location and directions will be provided to registered participants. Registration will open on July 10  and close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. If you try to sign up before July 10, you’ll get a message that registration is closed.

Leaders: Whitney Grover, (831) 421-2949, wlgrover@gmail.com, 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:

  • 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.


July 24
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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