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Beginning Birding Hike

February 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Our premier avian acrobats are coming to town in February, and we are so excited to welcome them back from their tropical wintering grounds in Central America. Tree swallows offer a colorful aerial show with their iridescent azure backs glimmering in the sky as they dive and swoop, catching flying insects. These social, tree-dwelling birds and their cousins, violet-green swallows, make their spring nests in tree cavities in forests and nesting boxes in suburban backyards. 

During this month’s excursion, we will look for these and other birds. We will review the four keys to identifying birds in the field, and learn about tools such as checklists, field guides, binoculars, and telescopes. Participants will also learn how to identify birds by observing flight patterns, noting body shapes and sizes, hearing songs, and watching behaviors.


Date: Saturday, February 11

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Location: Turtle Back Trailhead

Walking difficulty: Easy; 1½ miles 




Space is limited; reservations required. 

Free (donations appreciated).

Cancellations notified via email.

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.


Photo: Tree swallow by Lorri Howski/Macaulay Library


February 11, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am