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MDAS Field Trip — Mt. View Sanitary and McNabney Marsh
March 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Mt. View Sanitary and McNabney Marsh
Tuesday March 8, 9 AM to Noon
Leader: Randy Huey, 925-518-8439
Starting at the Mt. View Sanitation District Administration Building, we will spend most of our outing walking around the several large ponds making up Moorhen Marsh. Parking is free, and there are restrooms at the beginning of the walk. Winter birding at the Marsh has been excellent so far this year, and hopefully, March will be no exception. Some of the types of birds we should see include: swans, pelicans, ducks, egrets, herons, coots, grackle, gulls, and hawks. Following our walk around Moorhen, we will drive the short distance over to the birding platform at McNabney Marsh, and depending on how well and long our time goes, we may end up the trip across the marsh at Waterbird Regional Preserve.
Rating: Category 1-Easy
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Randy Huey
Meet: Mt. View Sanitary Administration Building parking lot
Directions: Exit from I-680 southbound at Arthur Road, turn left and go under the freeway. Exit I-680 northbound at Pacheco Blvd, turn right onto Arthur Road and go under the freeway. Arthur Road will turn left. At .4 miles turn sharp left onto Mt. View Sanitary’s private road. Follow the road through the entry gate, alongside the freeway and through the tunnel under I-680. Park and meet at the Administration Building, which will be on the right.
The field trip is limited to 20 participants. Register for this event HERE starting on 2/20. Participants must acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration).
(Snowy Egret photo by Beth Branthaver)