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Beginning Birding at McInnis Park

December 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Once again, Carol is leading her first trip as a birding field trip leader. (She unfortunately had the flu last month and couldn’t complete her official first trip.) She is enrolled at the San Francisco Master Birding Course offered by the California Academy of Sciences, which includes scientific training and at least 100 volunteer hours.

Any and all beginning birders are encouraged to join her on this very leisurely stroll around a soccer field at McInnis Park and along the path adjacent to Gallinas Creek. We can expect to see Western Bluebird, Black Phoebe, Say’s Phoebe, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and more around the soccer field. On our stroll along the creek channel, we hope to see fall migratory waterfowl such as Ring-necked Duck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, and, of course, our usual residents such as Great and Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, and Greater Yellowlegs. We’ll also look for sparrows foraging on the ground and raptors soaring overhead.

Wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, and bring water, binoculars, scopes, and your birding enthusiasm! Heavy rain cancels.

Directions: We will meet at McInnis Park. From Highway 101, take the Smith Ranch Road exit east toward McInnis Park. We will meet at the first parking lot to the right after you enter McInnis Park. There is plenty of parking available.


December 10, 2019
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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McInnis Park
310 Smith Ranch Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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Carol Oakes