Field Trip: Las Gallinas Ponds

Date: Sunday March 12, 2017

Time: 7:30 AM

Peter Colasanti, Marin Audubon member, will lead us on a tour of the Las Gallinas Ponds. Note that this is the first day of Daylight Savings. (NSAS Event)


Leader: Peter Colasanti, Marin Audubon

Description: The Las Gallinas is the birding community's nickname for the treatment ponds and surrounding agricultural fields and tidal marsh at LGVSD’s Wastewater Treatment Reclamation Project. The area includes two wastewater treatment ponds, a freshwater pond with islands for nesting habitat, and several miles of flat levee trails.

It attracts thousands of birds, including waterfowl such as ducks and geese; waders such as herons and egrets; songbirds; as well as varied raptors. This casual walk on two miles of flat trails is fun and informative.

Bring water and snacks, binoculars and spotting scopes. No RSVP needed.

Directions: From Hwy 101 exit at Smith Ranch Road. Drive east on Smith Ranch Road to McInnis Park. Turn left after immediately crossing the railroad tracks and drive about .5 mile through the LGVSD gates and into the parking lot at the end of the road. Meet the group at the bridge just past the parking lot.

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