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Vollmer Peak (Berkeley/Orinda)

May 14 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Vollmer Peak, at 1,905 feet tall, is considered the highest point in the Berkeley Hills and a magnet for migrating birds and rarities.  The combination of hilly, shrubby, and open habitats give us excellent opportunities to view a variety of birds, while also enjoying spectacular views from the Bay to Mt. Diablo (and all the way to the Sierra if it’s clear). Technically, it’s part of the San Pablo ridge, a crest that brings in a fascinating combination of coastal and interior birds (for example, all 3 nuthatch species are sometimes seen in close proximity).  This is often a great spot for warblers, tanagers, flycatchers and other migrants.

Curious what birds you might see? eBird has a list of species sighted here in previous Mays: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1292955?yr=all&m=5&rank=mrec&hs_sortBy=taxon_order&hs_o=asc

Wear sturdy footwear: most of the time we’ll be on a paved path, but part of the trail is unpaved and can be steep at times.  There is a latrine by the parking lot.  Birders of all skill levels are welcome.  Bring binoculars if you have them, a few extras will be available.

Leader: Fred Werner, sustainablefred@gmail.com, 510-610-1256

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, May 12.  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 25 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: Meet at the Seaview trailhead by the upper overflow parking for the Tilden Park Steam Trains.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sk4jWTAkDEdnahiG6


May 14
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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Registrations are closed due to registration deadline or maximum capacity