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Lake Temescal (Oakland)

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a birdy Sunday morning at an Oakland lake! We’ll circle the lake, looking and listening for a wide range of summer breeding birds and year-round residents (gulls, herons, raptors, swallows, jays, woodpeckers, and more). If we’re extra lucky, we might even spot an early-migrating warbler (Townsend’s? Black-throated Gray?).

We’ll spend most of the field trip walking along the easy, level trails that circle the lake, with the last half hour or so walking a trail with a steep grade up and down at either end. Restrooms are available. We’ll do a fair amount of birding by ear, especially since summer foliage often screens birds from view. Accordingly, we’ll try to keep fairly quiet. That said, we’ll be seeing plenty of birds, too!

Bring binoculars and dress/accessorize accordingly (water, head-covering, layers, sunblock, etc.). Scopes are helpful but not critical. Birders of all levels welcome. Children welcome if accompanied by an adult. If you don’t have a good pair of binoculars, please let trip leader David Robinson know in advance and he’ll bring extras.

This trip is free but advance registration is required. The exact meeting spot and directions will be provided to registered participants. Registration will open on August 1  and close at 4 pm on Thursday, August 12.  If you try to sign up before August 1,  you’ll get a message that registration is closed.

Leader: David Robinson, dvdrobinson@gmail.com, 213-924-1518

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

  • 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!  


August 15
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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