4 to 5:30 or 6 p.m.
Leader: Marty Nicolaus
Walk the perimeter of Cesar Chavez Park with Marty Nicolaus, CEO of the Chavez Park Conservancy and webmaster of chavezpark.org. Our trip begins at low tide to give us a chance at seeing shorebirds on the east side of the park in the North Basin cove. We’ll walk north looking for Savannah Sparrows and maybe Pipits, other sparrows, finches and warblers in the grasses and shrubs. If we’re very lucky, we might see an early Burrowing Owl along the north side. Then we head south along the open bay and may choose to enter the Native Plant Area, a forested grove where anything is possible, even a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. You’ll learn some things about the history of the park along the way.
The total loop is 1.5 miles on a paved level path, with a dirt trail and slight elevation changes in the Native Plant Area. There’s a water fountain near the start of the walk and there are porta-potties on the last leg of the loop. We should be back at the starting point by 5:30 or 6 p.m.
This trip is now FULL. Click here to sign up for the waiting list in case there are cancellations. The meeting place and directions will be emailed to registered participants.
Curious what birds you might see? Check out this list of birds photographed in Cesar Chavez Park.