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MDAS Field Trip — Mount Diablo State Park
May 2 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mount Diablo State Park
Tuesday, May 2, 8 AM to 1 PM
MDSP is a treasure trove for birders. Although every season in the park has its special qualities, late spring on the mountain has its own beauty, as wildflowers add color to the vistas. Usually hot! Bring lunch and drinks. Many migrant and nesting species are possible including Sage Sparrows, California Thrashers, woodpeckers, raptors and warblers.
Trail Rating: 1– Easy walking, mostly driving on mountain roads.
Elevation change: minimal
Leader: Steve Taylor, 925-828-8810
Directions: From I-680 southbound, exit at El Pintado, turn right and right again; park along the open space on left. From I-680 northbound, exit El Cerro, turn left, then right at second light onto La Gonda. Continue 1/2 mile north on La Gonda from El Cerro to the wide section where there’s free parking.
Meet at 8AM on La Gonda, as described above. If you miss us there we’ll be passing through the Southgate entrance into the park at about 8:45AM, after birding Southgate Road.
Park Entry fee is required.
Due to extremely tight parking at several stops along the mountain roads this field trip is limited to 12 participants. If there’s someone you’re comfortable sharing a car with, that’s highly encouraged.
Participants must acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration).
Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mount-diablo-state-park-tickets-584037591157
(California Scrub Jay photo by Bill Newton)