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East Bay Nature Bird Walk Schedule

Please join us on an excursion to one of the Bay Area's great birding locations. Our bird walks are intended for both beginners who want to learn more about our local birds, for advanced birders who are looking to add interesting as yet unobserved species to their lists and for anyone interested a short hike with a great group of people.

Schedule:    

January 5 Lafayette Reservoir, East Bay Municipal Utility District
woodland birds, waterfowl
Hiking Difficulty: 2
February 9 Grizzly Island Waterfowl Management Area
waterfowl, pelicans, raptors
Hiking Difficulty: 2
March 2 Upper San Leandro Reservoir
waterfowl (possibly Wood Duck), wrens, finches, raptors
Hiking Difficulty: 2
April 6 Jewel Lake, Tilden Regional Park
woodland birds, warbler migration begins
Hiking Difficulty: 2
May 4 Mitchell Canyon, Mount Diablo State Park
woodland birds, warblers, hummingbirds
Hiking Difficulty: 3
June 1 Briones Regional Park, East Bay Regional Park District
woodland birds, breeding or summer residents
Hiking Difficulty: 4
July 6 Hayward Regional Shoreline, East Bay Regional Park District
shorebirds, waterfowl, swallows
Hiking Difficulty: 2
August 3 Albany Bulb
waterfowl, shorebirds
Hiking Difficulty: 1
September 7     Arrowhead Marsh, East Bay Regional Park District
marsh birds (including rails), waterfowl, shorebirds
Hiking Difficulty: 1
October 5 Los Vaqueros Reservoir
water birds, raptors
Hiking Difficulty: 2
November 2 Contra Loma Regional Park, East Bay Regional Park District
water birds, snipes, bitterns, flickers, merlin, white
Hiking Difficulty: 2
December 7 Heather Farm
water birds, woodland birds, winter residents
Hiking Difficulty: 1

Our bird walks are scheduled for the first Saturday of each month (except February). We meet at the Walnut Creek store at 7:45 AM and generally return about 10:00 AM depending on the location. A local naturalist guides the group to birding hot spots in our area.

Coffee and donuts are served after the walk. No reservations needed and there is no cost.

American Birding Association Principles of Birding Ethics

Another Conversation...


A few years back I had an interesting discussion with a Western Scrub-Jay. We talked about how smart and intelligent the corvid family was. Well, the jay did mostly. I just listened. The corvid family, which includes jays, both Scrub and Steller’s, crows, ravens and magpies, are known for their smarts. Too smart for their own good sometimes, but you have to admire them for their cleverness.

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Cornell, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek and Dublin, says there are five essential elements for success — water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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