Vollmer Peak, at 1,905 feet tall, is considered the highest point in the Berkeley Hills and a magnet for migrating birds and rarities. Already this year, a number of species that are almost never seen in the Bay Area have made high-profile visits to this particular spot. The combination of hilly, shrubby, and open habitats will give us excellent opportunities to view a variety of birds, while also enjoying spectacular views from the Bay to to Mt. Diablo (and all the way to the Sierra on clear days).
Wear sturdy footwear: most of the time we’ll be on a paved path, but at least part of the trail is unpaved and can be steep at times. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them, although a few extras will be available.
Curious what birds you might see? eBird has a list of species sighted here in previous Octobers.
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/zyPLVHKUD577MZvu6
Leader: Denise Wight, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wester Tanager at Vollmer Peak by Denise Wight