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MDAS Field Trip — Outer Point Reyes
June 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Outer Point Reyes
Saturday, June 3, 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Point Reyes is one of the premiere birding locations in Northern California, a great spot to find rarities during migration—like the Prairie Warbler pictured on the registration page (image by Beth Branthaver). MDAS tries to visit at least twice a year. On this trip we hope to see northbound migrants, as well as resident birds in their spring plumage. We will stop at the lighthouse overlook and spend some time above the fish docks. Bring water and lunch, as the area is remote.
Rating: Category 1 — some walking through grass under trees and on paved roads
Elevation change: N/A
Leader: Matt Tarlach 925 482 6129
Meet: Bear Valley Visitor Center, Olema
Directions: From US 101 north of San Rafael, take Lucas Valley Road to Nicasio. At the reservoir turn left. Follow signs to Point Reyes Station. Traditionally we’ve stopped for coffee and pastries at the Bovine Bakery. Next, drive to Olema and the Visitor Center.
From the Concord/Pleasant Hill area it may be advantageous to cross the top of the Bay on SR 37, exit at Atherton Avenue, turn left and cross US 101 to San Marin Drive. Turn right at the high school and drive about 6 miles to stop sign, turn left on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road for 7 miles to another stop sign. Turn right at the painted bridge, drive 3 miles to SR 1 and turn left into Point Reyes Station.
Due to limited parking at several stops on the Outer Point, this field trip is limited to 10 participants. Sharing a car is helpful. Participants must acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration). Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outer-point-reyes-registration-617239137877
(Western bluebird photo by Jerry Britten)