You may have come to John Hinkel Park to have a picnic or see a performance at the amphitheater, but this charming neighborhood park has other surprises up its sleeve: bubbling creeks and tiny waterfalls, live oak groves, tall redwoods, and birds! We’ll hope to see both resident and migrant species. We’ll see where this year’s breeding pairs nested, and talk about a surprising hummingbird food source. We will also admire the recently-completed park improvements, including a brand-new picnic area and playground, ADA accessibility improvements, and restored historic stonework.
Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. If not, we will have a couple to share. John Hinkel Park has varying elevations and the paths are steep in some places. Stairs with handrails are available for some of the steep sections. The paths are a combination of dirt and pavement. Portable restrooms are available at the start and end of our walk.
Leader: David Mostardi