San Mateo County, California
Note: All phone numbers are for Area Code 650, unless otherwise stated.
Weekday Walks and Field Trips with Donna Pomeroy on the First Wednesday of every month to some places we may not normally bird and usually in San Mateo County. For all trips carpooling is preferred. Contact Donna to arrange if a carpool location is not already suggested. Rain cancels trips.
Trip details found in dated listings below.
Leader: Donna Pomeroy firstname.lastname@example.org
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Enid Pearson Arastradero Preserve
Saturday, August 23, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Arastradero is a wonderful park with rolling hills, oak trees and meadowland. We will look for Bluebirds, Swallows, Lazuli Bunting, Acorn Woodpeckers and several hawk species. Golden Eagle is also possible here. We will walk 2-4 miles at a birders pace. It can get hot here so bring water.
Directions: take highway 280 south. Exit Page Mill Rd and go west (right). Turn right on Arastradero Rd. The parking lot will be on the right.
Leader: Ginny Marshall email@example.com
Coyote Point County Park
Wednesday, September 3, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We will meet at the parking lot by the yacht club for a leisurely stroll around Coyote Point Park looking at the abundant shorebirds and hopefully, some fall migrants. With such a variety of habitats at Coyote Point, we should be able to see quite a number of species. There is an admission charge to the park of $6 or free for seniors.
Directions: Exit Peninsula Ave from Hwy 101and follow the signs to the park.
Leader: Donna Pomeroy firstname.lastname@example.org
Moss Landing/Elkhorn Slough
Wednesday, September 10, 8:30am – 3:00pm - whole day trip
This trip will explore some of Monterey County's best fall birding hotspots. We will plan to bird at Moss Landing, Moon Glow Dairy, Zmudowsky State Beach, and other spots as we have time. Plan to have lunch with the group at a great local seafood restaurant.
Directions: Contact the leader to reserve a space and for carpooling and directions info.
Leader: Leslie Flint email@example.com
Seabirds of San Mateo County
Sunday, September 14, 8:00am
Join Sequoia Audubon Society for a field trip to Pigeon Point to view seabirds. This is the companion field trip to the Sept. 11 presentation by Alvaro Jaramillo. Binoculars and spotting scopes advised if you have them. SAS will have a scope if you don't. Dress in layers. It can be quite cool and breezy along the coast. Heavy rain cancels.
Directions: Take Hwy 1 south from Half Moon Bay for 20 miles. Turn right at the lighthouse and drive to the end of the road to the parking area.
Leader: Mark Kudrav
Contact: Malia DeFelice firstname.lastname@example.org
Edgewood County Park
Sunday, September 14, 8:00am - hike will last 3-4 hours
Explore this gem of a park with Susie Hons. Hike through oak woodlands and natural meadows. Look for California Thrasher, Wrentit, Oak Titmouse and Western Bluebird year round. Hike 3-5 miles with some hills.
Directions: Take 280 to Edgewood Rd. in Woodside. Go east down Edgewood to the park entrance on the right. Meet at the Nature Center.
Leader: Susie Hons email@example.com
Bluff Walk and Sweetwood Group Camp, Half Moon Bay
Saturday, September 27, 9:00 am – Noon
This approximately 2.5 mi. loop walk will take us through Sweetwood Group Camp and along blufftop trails that overlook Dunes State Beach and Venice State Beach.
Frenchman's Creek mouth and Pilarcitos Creek mouth will also be visited during our walk.
Beginning Birders Welcome!
Directions: Meet at the restrooms at Venice Beach State Park. Park at Venice State Beach for a $10 day use fee (which can be used at any State Beach that day) or there is free street parking at the north end of Pilarcitos Ave., at Wave Ave. and on adjacent streets. If opting for free parking, park, then walk towards the beach, where you will intersect with the paved coastal trail. Head north along the paved trail to the meet-up location at Venice State Beach.
Leaders: Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward firstname.lastname@example.org
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