Elsie Roemer and Crab Cove (Alameda)
August 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The millions of shorebirds that winter on San Francisco Bay make it a state and global Important Bird Area. It is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and is also designated as a Wetland of International Importance under UNESCO’s Ramsar Convention. We’ll start at the viewing platform at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary. After our time at Elsie Roemer, we’ll drive to the Crab Cove Visitor Center area, 2 miles away. Drivers are encouraged to arrange informal carpooling from Elsie Roemer.
We’ll be walking short distances on level, mostly paved paths. Bring water and sun protection, as there is very little shade. Spotting scopes welcome and appreciated. Restrooms and water available along Shoreline Drive near the Sanctuary and at the Crab Cove Visitors Center.
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, August 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.
Please sign up for only one, either Saturday or Sunday.
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: Meet at the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, at the southeast end of Shoreline Drive in Alameda, at the intersection of Broadway and Shoreline Drive. Park on Bayview Drive and streets off Broadway, or take the AC Transit bus line 21 from the Fruitvale BART to Otis and Broadway, about a ¼ mile walk.
Google Map (Elsie Roemer): https://goo.gl/maps/psmCG7hv2n92
Google Map (Crab Cove Visitor Center): https://goo.gl/maps/NecZ1