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CANCELED: Birding Hike
March 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO PREDICTED RAIN. CHECK CALENDAR FOR FUTURE EVENTS.
What bird is lighter than a nickel, can fly backwards, and makes a tiny nest out of spiderwebs and lichen? If you guessed hummingbirds, you’re right! This month we are hoping to see a true athlete, the rufous hummingbird. These remarkable hummers pass through the bay area during their 4000-mile marathon migration from wintering grounds in Mexico to nesting sites in northern Canada.
During this month’s excursion, we will look for these and other birds. We will review the four keys to identifying birds in the field, and learn about tools such as checklists, field guides, 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, March 11
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.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 456-0766.
Photo: Rufous hummingbird by Peter Pearsall/US Fish & Wildlife Service