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Elsie Roemer & Crab Cove (Alameda)
October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This trip to Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary and Crab Cove is timed with the tides, so that feeding shorebirds are close in. 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.
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, October 14. 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: We’ll start at the viewing platform at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary at the southeast end of Shoreline Drive in Alameda, at the intersection of Broadway and Shoreline Drive. If you drive, park on Bayview Drive and streets off Broadway. AC Transit bus line 21 from the Fruitvale BART comes the closest, at Otis and Broadway. It’s about a ¼ mile walk.
We’ll drive to the Crab Cove Visitor Center area, as it is over 2 miles to walk. Carpooling for those who use BART and bus can be arranged. We’ll be walking short distances on level, mostly paved paths, so this trip is accessible for birders with mobility limitations.
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.