Field Trip: Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

Date: Sunday November 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Join us on this field trip to the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve on Sunday, Nov. 17, led by Corinne DeBra, an interpreter from the Preserve. Space is limited to 15 people! RSVP by Nov. 13th. (NSAS Event)


Leader: Corinne DeBra, interpreter, Baylands Nature Preserve

Description: We will meet our leader and join a regularly scheduled walk in the area. After the walk we will eat lunch then be able to explore the area on our own. There are other places to walk to and some to drive to. We can decide where the best places to bird in the afternoon are after our guided hike and lunch.

Space is limited: There is a limit of 15 people, please RSVP by Wednesday November 13, 2019.

Birds: Shorebirds, waterfowl, black skimmers, pelicans, marsh birds (possibly Ridgway rail), herons.

About the Preserve: Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats.

Many consider this area to be one of the best bird watching areas on the west coast. The preserve has a substantial resident population of birds as well as being a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway.

What to Bring: Walking shoes (we may walk up to or more than a mile at a time), water, hat, binoculars, spotting scopes, rain gear in case (it’s November so be prepared.), snacks, sunscreen. Bring Lunch as we will be eating in the field.

Directions: Drive south from San Francisco on Highway 101 toward Palo Alto. Exit the freeway onto Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto (exit 402), continue along exit road to Embarcadero Rd. East. Circle under the freeway merging onto Embarcadero Rd. east. Continue on Embarcadero Rd. through surface streets to a stop sign (dead end, less than a mile). Turn left (you will still be on Embarcadero Rd.), drive approximately ˝ mile to the Baylands Interpretive Center on your left

Carpool Times & Locations: Napa: Meet at 8:00 on the east side of Sweeney’s Sports in the River Park Shopping Center Fairfield: Meet at 8:00 in the parking lot of the Solano County Office of Education, Business Center Dr., Cordelia Junction. Benicia: Meet at 8:15 the old Walmart Store, American Canyon, on the east side of Highway 29, Meadow Rd. (Napa carpoolers will stop by on the way.)

Coordinator: For more info and to RSVP, please contact Bruce Thomsen. Email: Mobile: (209) 728-4631 Other: (707) 224-1906

A reminder from the Field Trip Coordinator: Car-poolers will share driving expenses (recommended $.40/mi to be split by the number of riders).

submitted on October 21, 2019, at 11:55 AM PST

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