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Loch Lomond Marina – San Rafael
January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Register HERE for this Field TripRegistration required. Registration opens on January 7 at 8:00 AM.
Join Roger Harris and other Marin Audubon board members for a field trip specifically designed for people interested in getting some of the birding basics down. And there is no place better suited for that than the half-mile-long flat and paved levee path at the Loch Lomond Marina. With panoramic views of the surrounding bay, we should get close-up views of wintering waterbirds including Black Turnstones, diminutive Least Sandpipers, Black Oystercatchers with bubblegum pink legs, Snowy Egrets sporting golden slippers, and a variety of ducks, grebes, gulls, and cormorants. This is a terrific place for photography, if you like, but each participant is requested to bring binoculars.
DIRECTIONS: Head east on Second Street in San Rafael, which turns into Point San Pedro Road. Continue approximately 2 miles past the Montecito Shopping Center to a red light at the intersection of Point San Pedro Road and Loch Lomond Drive. Turn right here, then turn left in front of Andy’s Market (75 Loch Lomond Dr.) where the road comes to a “T” at the waterfront. Continue all the way east to the end of the road where you will find ample parking and a public restroom.
Dress warmly as some winter days here are cold and windy. Heavy rain cancels.