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Albany Bulb
Albany Bulb    

The Albany "Bulb" is located at the foot of Buchanan Street at the Albany waterfront. The Albany Bulb was previously a construction debris landfill site until operations were ceased in 1984. The Regional Water Quality Control Board worked with the City and community members to achieve the requirements of a landfill closure order and establish the area as a public park.

Birds:waterfowl, shorebirds

Hiking Difficulty: 1

Directions:

  • Take Highway 24 west
  • Take 80 North
  • Take the Buchanan exit
  • Go left under the freeway towards the west
  • Park on the right-hand side (Golden Gate Fields parking is on the left)

 

 

Hiking Difficulty codes:
1=Easy, very few hills to climb
2=Moderately Easy, some small hills to climb
3=Challenging, flat land ranging to gentle to some steep slopes
4=Difficult, some very steep hills to climb

Conversation with a Hawk


One thing we hate to see when we look out the window into the backyard is a brownish streak that zips through and snatches a songbird. The culprit is usually a Cooper’s Hawk or a Sharp-shinned Hawk. And, to make things worse, to watch it eat the bird in front of you. I happened to be out in the yard filling bird baths when this exact thing took place, literally a few feet from me. Luckily, the hawk missed its victim and landed on the bird bath.

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