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October Birding Hike

October 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


October is the height of fall migration, with a staggering 70 percent of all bird species joining in a mass migration to wintering grounds around the globe. Moving southward, often to warmer climes in Central and South America, birds tend to follow known water sources, like ours at China Camp. In the cover of darkness, birds take to the skies, with most species flying a staggering 250 to 450 miles between twilight and 4 a.m. every night.

On this month’s walk, we’ll look for flocks of brown pelicans and white pelicans rising in spirals as they begin their migration. We hope to spy our family of juvenile white-tailed kites, as well as young osprey born this spring. Bird expert Jerry Coe will share tips on using binoculars and bird guides, and how to identify birds using habitat and other clues. Bring binoculars, water, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring layers for changeable weather.


Date: Saturday October 14
Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Turtle Back Trailhead
Difficulty: Easy, 1.5-mile walk
Age: 12 and up with parent or responsible adult
Cost: Free (donations appreciated)



October 14, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am