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Summer Birding Hike

June 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

During this relaxing morning stroll, you will learn how to identify birds by their shape, flight patterns, calls, and habitat. We will also discuss how to effectively use essential tools like binoculars and bird identification guides.  Feeling rusty on your birding skills? Not a problem, this class is perfect for beginners. We’ll catch a glimpse of violet-green swallows, barn swallows, warblers, white-tailed kites, acorn woodpeckers, and other birds that frequent Miwok Meadows. 

Jerry Coe is a naturalist with 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.

Please Note: We do not require masks to participate, however we do ask that only people who have been vaccinated can attend the event. Group sizes will be limited, so register early.

Date: Saturday, June 19

Time: 8am-10am

Location: Details emailed to you when you register. 

Difficulty: easy,  1.5 miles




Space is limited; reservations required. 

Free (donations appreciated)

Cancellations notified via email.

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


Photo credit: Violet-green swallow by © Darren Clark /Macaulay Library


June 19, 2021
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.