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Summer Birding Hike
July 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
From backyards to woodlands to across the continent, chances are that you’ll hear the soothing coo cooing of mourning doves. These year-round residents at China Camp can be identified by their gray-brownish backs and creamy light ochre to pinkish chest with highlights of iridescent pink and purple. The slender pointed tail distinguishes it from the non-native Eurasian collared dove, also found in Marin County.
Join naturalist Jerry Coe, as we take a relaxing hike through an oak woodland in search of these and other birds. Jerry will show us how to identify birds by overall shape and size, overall color, behavior, and habitat. He’ll also share tips on how to effectively use binoculars and bird guides. Jerry has over eight years of intensive training in ornithological field identification. He spent 15 years as a volunteer in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park, using bird activities to assess the health of habitats. Jerry has also guided outdoor expeditions all over the world.
Date: Saturday, July 23
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.
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