Field Trip: Beginning Bird Walk and Fire Impact Workshop at Newell Preserve

Date: Saturday November 04, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Walks and workshops aimed at beginning birders are held twice a month on Saturdays. All workshops begin at 9am, followed by bird walks at 9:30am until noon at Newell Canyon Open Space Preserve. (NSAS Event)


Leader: Wendy Schackwitz

Description: Are you wondering how the recent fires have affected our local birds? Wendy Schackwitz will talk about the good and the bad, and yes there is some good. We will then walk the trail to the Eucalyptus Grove and back. The fires have pushed and concentrated the birds, and we are likely to have some unusual sightings. Trail is uneven and there is modest elevation gain. If we make it to the Eucalyptus Grove and back we will walk approximately 3 miles.

Additionally, the Bay Area Ridge Trail Councilís 10th annual Ridge Trail Day will be taking place along the trail, and we will be helping out by collecting trash along our walk. We will provide a few trash bags and gloves.

The workshop will last from 9:00 to 9:30, followed by a walk through Newell Canyon Open Space Preserve. Walks are appropriate for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Please bring binoculars if you have them and water.

Directions: Meet at the Newell Open Space Preserve parking lot at 9:00 a.m. From Hwy 29, drive east on Donaldson Way until it ends and then turn left on Newell Drive.

Coordinator: Wendy Schackwitz at

submitted on October 13, 2017, at 01:39 AM PST

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