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Introducing the Birds of Heather Farm
February 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
A casual walk for birders of all experience levels, and especially beginners!
Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 8:30 – 10:30am
Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek is an underrated birding spot, home to dozens of resident species and attracting many migrants as well! We’ll meet at the overlook of the Natural Lake, west of North San Carlos Drive about 100 yards beyond the community center.
At 8:30AM an experienced birder or two will be on hand to demonstrate how to properly use binoculars, and to discuss birding guidebooks and apps. We’ll begin scanning the lake too, to see which ducks and other birds might be in town for the winter. When we’re good and ready, we’ll set off on a walk around the lake and adjacent Nature Area—an easy stroll of about half a mile on mostly level, accessible trails. Along the way we’ll hope to see and hear sparrow, finch, woodpecker and warbler, along with nuthatch and dove. Wrens, thrushes, herons, and raptors are often found here too—though in birding, as in life, nothing is guaranteed! Our guides will explain what features on the birds to look for, to tell one from the other.
We should be done around 10:30. Birders of all experience levels are welcome! Binoculars will be available to borrow for those who need them. Trip will go on in gray weather, but rain or high wind cancels.
Free event, with pre-registration requested.
Sign up HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introducing-the-birds-of-heather-farm-tickets-802310411037