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Presidio and Crissy Lagoon

February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: San Francisco, CA Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Trip Leader(s): Juan Garcia
Start Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description: Within the range of a moderate walk, several extensive habitat restorations can be seen up close, with several more works-in-progress. Here’s an opportunity to celebrate these vital projects and contemplate their success. Beginning at Inspiration Point, we’ll slowly wind our way down Tennessee Hollow, with its carefully restored riparian and grassland habitat, and hold a sit-spot at El Polin Spring, looking for visiting warblers, among others. Next, we’ll trace the path to lower Tennessee Hollow, which affords good views of slow-flowing and pooling sections. We’ll proceed to Crissy Lagoon via the now well-known Tunnel Tops, which will soon form an extension of the native plant corridor. The Lagoon itself offers habitat for shorebirds and waterfowl, as well as a good mixed gull flock. We’ll walk the circuit of the Lagoon, stalking warblers in the willows and seed eaters foraging on Crissy Field. A small nature reserve on the beach side protects habitat for sparrows, phoebes, and a small wintering group of Snowy Plover. We’ll end with telescopic views of San Francisco Bay, with its loons, grebes, cormorants, terns, scoters, and so on. Restrooms and drinking water will be accessible at several points, but you should bring snacks and or lunch. As usual in the Bay Area, wear layered warmth and bring sun protection. A birding scope will be provided, but please bring binoculars. Meet at 8 AM at Inspiration Point
Link: https://www.predisio.gov/places/inspiration-point-overlook


February 22, 2020
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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CA United States + Google Map


Juan Garcia