Bicycle Birding along the Silver Strand

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The South San Diego Bay and Silver Strand Bikeway is a newer location for this Birding and Biking adventure. We will meet just off of I-5 at the west end of Main Street in the South Bay just before Imperial Beach at the beginning of the Silver Strand Bikeway. We will view the Salt Works ponds from the pathway, the restored wetlands along the south end of the San Diego Bay, and some of the sandy edges of the Bay as the bikeway curves north. Wintering birds should be present in abundance at this time. Bring bikes, water, and prepare for the whims of weather. Porta-potties at the trailhead. Cap: 15 participants.

Directions: Go South on I-5, exit at Main Street, close to Imperial Beach, and keep right. Take an immediate right turn, and park along the Frontage Rd.

 

This will be our annual walk along Agua Dulce Creek in the Lagunas.  We will visit forest, meadow, and riparian habitats just off the Sunrise Highway at approximately 6,000 feet elevation.  A major target to be sought will be Olive-sided Flycatchers, sitting atop the tallest available snag, singing “Quick, Three Beers”.  Other possible birds include Mountain Quail (most often heard “Quirk” or “T’wook”), Band-tailed Pigeons, Western Bluebirds, Brown Creepers, Mountain Chickadees, and Pygmy Nuthatches.  Please dress for possible changes in the weather, and bring water. Participation is capped at 25.

 

Directions: Take I-8 east to Route S1 (Sunrise Highway).  Go north about 8 miles, and turn left onto Wooded Hill Rd., opposite Morris Ranch Rd.  Proceed to the parking area at the end of the road on the right. A National Forest Adventure Pass ($8/day, or $30/yr. – available at the general store in Mt. Laguna a few miles beyond the left hand turn-off for Wooded Hill Rd. or at many Big 5 Sport stores), or a National Parks Senior Pass is required.  Porta-potties at the trailhead. Allow just over 1 hour travel time from San Diego.

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This will be our annual walk along Agua Dulce Creek in the Lagunas.  We will visit forest, meadow, and riparian habitats just off the Sunrise Highway at approximately 6,000 feet elevation.  A major target to be sought will be Olive-sided Flycatchers, sitting atop the tallest available snag, singing “Quick, Three Beers”.  Other possible birds include Mountain Quail (most often heard “Quirk” or “T’wook”), Band-tailed Pigeons, Western Bluebirds, Brown Creepers, Mountain Chickadees, and Pygmy Nuthatches.  Please dress for possible changes in the weather, and bring water. Participation is capped at 25.

 

Directions: Take I-8 east to Route S1 (Sunrise Highway).  Go north about 8 miles, and turn left onto Wooded Hill Rd., opposite Morris Ranch Rd.  Proceed to the parking area at the end of the road on the right. A National Forest Adventure Pass ($8/day, or $30/yr. – available at the general store in Mt. Laguna a few miles beyond the left hand turn-off for Wooded Hill Rd. or at many Big 5 Sport stores), or a National Parks Senior Pass is required.  Porta-potties at the trailhead. Allow just over 1 hour travel time from San Diego.

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Event Details

Event Start Nov 29, 2017 8:00 am
Event End Nov 29, 2017 11:00 am
Available Places 5
Individual Price Free
Leader Jim Pea, (619) 291-6612, and Heidi Marc-Aurele

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