Field Trips

                                                                                                                                                      

Thurs. Mar 16: Toro Creek Trail

This trail is a flat fire road that follows Toro Creek along Fort Ord National Monument. We'll be looking for spring arrivals such as: Hooded and Bullocks orioles, Western and Cassin's Kingbirds, Wilson's and Orange-crowned Warblers, plus the regular species of the oak woodland/chaparral habitat. The walk is 2 miles round trip. Contact Rita Carratello merops@montereybay.com or 831-277-2303 for meeting time and place. Rain cancels.

Sat. Mar 25 - 8:30am: Frog Pond Wetland Preserve

One of the peninsula’s “hidden treasures”, this small Monterey Peninsula Regional Park wetland is a delight to bird with a variety of waterfowl, sparrows, warblers, finches and the occasional vagrants. The trail is an easy saunter along the pond with a surprising variety of habitats for such a small area. Meet: 8:30am across the street from the Del Rey Oaks City Hall complex. RSVP: Robert Horn 831-372-4608 or rhorn@monterebay.com.

Sun Mar. 26 - 8:30am Pajaro Dunes

We'll explore Pajaro Dunes Shorebirds and Pajaro Dunes South in search of a variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and passerines. Time permitting, we'll also take in the West Struve Slough overlook. Please meet at 8:30 a.m. just beyond the Chevron station on Lee Rd. by Hwy. 1's Riverside/129 exit. RSVP to leader Nanci Adams: 831-728-5803 or nanciconchita@aol.com.

Sat. Apr. 1: Shorebird Migration at Elkhorn Slough

By early April the northward shorebord migration is well underway. We’ll explore various spots around the lower Elkhorn Slough in search of sandpipers, dowtichers, knots and plovers. Ducks, gulls, terns and other waterbirds are sure to make their presence known as well. Meet at the junction of Jetty Road and Highway One, just north of Moss Landing at 830AM. RSVP to Blake Matheson by email at gypaetusabarbatus1@gmail.com or text at 831.596.9990. 

Sat. Apr. 8 - 7:30am: Carmel River mouth

Meet at Starbucks off Rio Road. We'll then will carpool/drive from there to the walk. Leader: Paul Fenwick paulwfenwick@gmail.com  

Sun Apr. 23 - 8:30am Pajaro Dunes

We'll explore Pajaro Dunes Shorebirds and Pajaro Dunes South in search of a variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and passerines. Time permitting, we'll also take in the West Struve Slough overlook. Please meet at 8:30 a.m. just beyond the Chevron station on Lee Rd. by Hwy. 1's Riverside/129 exit. RSVP to leader Nanci Adams: 831-728-5803 or nanciconchita@aol.com.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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