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MDAS Field Trip — Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary/Crab Cove, Alameda

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The millions of shorebirds that winter on San Francisco Bay make it a state and global Important Bird Area. It is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and is also designated as a Wetland of International Importance under UNESCO’s Ramsar Convention.

We’ll start at the viewing platform at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, which is at the southeast end of Shoreline Drive in Alameda, walk along the shoreline to another viewing platform, and then drive to the Crab Cove Visitor Center area. We’ll be walking short distances on level, mostly paved paths, so this trip is accessible for birders with mobility limitations. Bring water and sun protection. Spotting scopes welcome and appreciated.

Restrooms and water are available at the intersection of Shoreline Drive and Park Street (about 0.2 miles walk from the Elsie Roemer viewing platform) and at the Crab Cove Visitors Center.

Hike Rating: 1, Easy. Short walks on level paths. (This trip is Accessible.)
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Maureen Lahiff, , 510.484.6529

Meet: Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary viewing platform near intersection of Broadway and Shore Line Drive in Alameda. Parking on Broadway and streets off Broadway is the best bet.

This trip is limited to 18 participants. All Field Trips are first-registered, first-served. Participants acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration).

Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elsie-roemer-bird-sanctuarycrab-cove-alameda-tickets-695149098667

(Image of Long-billed Curlew and American Godwits by Maren Smith)


October 21
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Maureen Lahiff


Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary
Shore Line Drive, Broadway
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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(888) 327-2757