Hilltop Lake Park (Richmond)

Join me for an easy, flat stroll (about a mile) around Hilltop Lake in Richmond to look for seasonal (e.g. Hooded Orioles) and resident passerines, woodpeckers, raptors and more. Freshwater pond surrounded by willows, cattails, and native and ornamental trees and shrubs.The trail is paved and there are cement block benches in 2 places. We’ve ... Read more

Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park (Oakland)

August is the quietest month at Lake Merritt, but there's always something interesting to see here - and the low variety makes this an ideal trip for new birders. Having a relatively few kinds of relatively large birds relatively close makes it much easier to turn observation into memory. So come make new friends to ... Read more