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MDAS Field Trip—Lake Merritt and Arrowhead Marsh–High Tide

January 3, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Lake Merritt and Arrowhead Marsh–High Tide
Monday January 3, 8:30 AM-1 PM
Leader: Sandy Ritchie, 925-685-8048

Winter ducks on Lake Merritt and other birds usually means easy viewing from the sidewalk. The lake is one of the few places in the Bay Area where Barrow’s Goldeneyes can be seen. An entry fee past the gate at Children’s Fairyland is usually required.

We will move to Arrowhead in time for the high tide, which will be around 11:15. Ridgeway’s Rails are one of the highlights here, though we will see many other birds. A visit to Garretson Point will follow, bring lunch and drinks.

Rating: Category 1–Easy
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Sandy Ritchie, please call to confirm, 925-685-8048
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 park at Children’s Fairyland (fee possible) and follow around to parking lot entrance on right between boathouse and aviary.

Register for this field trip HERE. This field trip is limited to 15 participants.

Photo: Barrow’s Goldeneye

Details

Date:
January 3, 2022
Time:
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-merritt-and-arrowhead-marsh-high-tide-tickets-213194860567

Organizer

MDAS Field Trips
Email:
fieldtrips@mtdiabloaudubon.org
Website:
https://mtdiabloaudubon.org/birding/birding-trips/

Venue

Lake Merritt
699 Bellevue Ave
Oakland, CA 94610 United States
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