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MDAS Field Trip — Lake Merritt and Arrowhead Marsh at High Tide
January 21 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Lake Merritt, and Arrowhead Marsh at High Tide
Saturday, January 21, 8:30am-1pm
We should find a good variety of wintering ducks and gulls at Lake Merritt, before driving to Arrowhead Marsh at around 9:45 AM. The rising tide should flush out rails that are usually hard to see. The area is also good for shorebirds, and more wintering ducks on the estuary. A visit to Garretson Point will finish our trip. Bring lunch and a beverage.
Hike rating: Category 1–Easy
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Sandy Ritchie, (925) 381-2514
Meet: Lake Merritt parking lot off Bellevue Avenue, 8:30 AM
Directions: Take SR 24 to Oakland and I-980, take 27th Street exit and turn left. Cross Broadway and Harrison, then join Grand Avenue. Turn into the park at Children’s Fairyland (fee possible) and follow around to the parking lot entrance on right between the boathouse and aviary.
This field trip is limited to 15 participants. All trips require registration and participants must acknowledge the MDAS liability waiver, available during registration. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-merritt-and-arrowhead-marsh-at-high-tide-tickets-465975093047
Photo: Barrow’s Goldeneye