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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 7 Lafayette Reservoir, East Bay Municipal Utility District
woodland birds, waterfowl
Hiking Difficulty: 2
February 11 Grizzly Island Waterfowl Management Area
waterfowl, pelicans, raptors
Hiking Difficulty: 2
March 4 Upper San Leandro Reservoir
waterfowl (possibly Wood Duck), wrens, finches, raptors
Hiking Difficulty: 2
April 1 Jewel Lake, Tilden Regional Park
woodland birds, warbler migration begins
Hiking Difficulty: 2
May 6 Mitchell Canyon, Mount Diablo State Park
woodland birds, warblers, hummingbirds
Hiking Difficulty: 3
June 3 Briones Regional Park, East Bay Regional Park District
woodland birds, breeding or summer residents
Hiking Difficulty: 4
July 1 Hayward Regional Shoreline, East Bay Regional Park District
shorebirds, waterfowl, swallows
Hiking Difficulty: 2
August 5 Albany Bulb
waterfowl, shorebirds
Hiking Difficulty: 1
September 2     Arrowhead Marsh, East Bay Regional Park District
marsh birds (including rails), waterfowl, shorebirds
Hiking Difficulty: 1
October 7 Los Vaqueros Reservoir
water birds, raptors
Hiking Difficulty: 2
November 4 Contra Loma Regional Park, East Bay Regional Park District
water birds, snipes, bitterns, flickers, merlin, white
Hiking Difficulty: 2
December 2 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.

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Conversation with a Lion


According to a local biologist thereís a mountain lion in the area where I live. Iíve seen the remains of deer that I suspected were the leftovers of a mountain lion meal, but Iíve never actually seen one.

I was hiking in the hills behind my house recently looking for deer antlers when I had the uneasy feeling I was being watched. Looking around for anything--or anyone--

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