BIG ROCK & LAS GALLINAS – Birding in Marin – Season 7, Trip 7
July 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022
8:30 AM to 3 PM
Birding with Jim White and Bob Battagin
Register for this field trip HERE
Limit of 15 fully vaccinated participants for this trip. Registration opens on June 22.
Trails at Big Rock, rather steep, allow us to view some of the expansive grasslands and forested ravines in Marin. Some of the grassland nesting birds we will be looking for include Lazuli Bunting, Grasshopper Sparrow, Horned Lark, and Ash-throated Flycatcher. We will also have a vast amount of sky visible so swallows, swifts, and raptors may appear with a chance for a Golden Eagle.
At midday we expect to drive Lucas Valley Road to Las Gallinas where we will be looking for American and Least Bitterns, Green Heron, Cinnamon Teal, Common Gallinule, and Great-tailed Grackle.
Fully vaccinated participants can register for the Big Rock/Las Gallinas trip starting on June 22 at 8:00 AM on the MAS website Field Trips page.
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 101 in San Rafael, exit on Lucas Valley Rd and go west approximately 5.5 miles (look for the big rock). We will be walking approximately 3 miles. Because this area can get quite hot this time of year, be sure to wear a hat, use sunscreen and carry plenty of water.
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