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December Birding Hike

December 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

As fall transitions into winter, we will venture out into the Miwok Meadows forest, where we will carefully watch for flickers of color and movement emerging from the early morning mist. Though most warblers have continued their journey further south to Mexico and South America, the vibrant Townsend’s warbler winters in Marin. These insect-loving gems have vibrant lemon yellow and black striped plumage that shines among the treetops, and we hope to see them on our outing this month. 

 

On our journey, naturalist Jerry Coe will review the four keys to identifying birds in the field, and we will learn about tools such as checklists, guide books, 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, December 17

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Location: Turtle Back Trailhead

Walking difficulty: Easy; 1½ miles 

 

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Space is limited; reservations required. 

Free (donations appreciated).

Cancellations notified via email.

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

 

Photo: Townsend’s warbler by Matt Brady | Macaulay Library

Details

Date:
December 17
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.