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Our Feathered Friends of China Camp: Family Walk

June 25, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Birds and Blooms

Spring is an active time of year for birds as they are nesting in trees, bushes, cavities, and open terrain. During the walk, we’ll be on the lookout for our resident and migratory nesting birds as diverse as Western Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, Wilson’s Warblers, Killdeer, California Quail and Woodpeckers. We will also enjoy a fun nature game that will help us relate to birds. Bring your favorite young companion and a sense of wonder, and join Sharon “Heron” and our feathered friends at China Camp State Park.  Ages 5 and older.

Registration is required. Call Ranger Station to register. (415) 456-0766
What to wear/bring:

  • Wear layers- it could be cool, mild or hot!
  • Sturdy hiking shoes with good tread
  • Snacks
  • Lunch: we will spend the last 30 minutes enjoying a picnic lunch
  • Water: 1 quart for hike (have 1 quart in car for after hike)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Fleece or wool hat (in case it is cool)
  • Hiking poles help with balance (optional)
  • Binoculars (Sharon will have a spotting scope for everyone to share)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Change of shoes/clothes for after the hike

Meeting Place: Park and meet at the China Camp Village upper parking lot


Sharon enthusiastically shares her passion and sense of wonder with others, especially children.  Well known to children as “Sharon Heron”, Sharon has taught environmental education for over 15 years in Marin County and internationally. She has volunteered with many organizations including The Marine Mammal Center, SPAWN, and served as Director for Marin Audubon Society and The River Otter Ecology Project. Sharon teaches science at Marin Country Day School and is the Hiking Marin Trails Instructor for College of Marin.  She designs and leads programs for Point Reyes Field Institute, Marin Nature Adventures and volunteers for Point Reyes National Seashore Association. Sharon is the 2011 Terwilliger Environmental Award winner. www.MarinNature.com


June 25, 2016
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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.