Birds & Butterflies in Bolinas with the Marin Audubon Society

Location: In and around Bolinas
Trip Leader(s): Juan Garcia & Mia Monroe
Start Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Description: The Pacific edge of Southern Marin County hosts rich habitats for landbirds, shorebirds, and waterbirds-as well as important aggregation sites for overwintering Monarchs. On this date we’ll focus on what makes for good winter habitat, whether for birds or butterflies. In addition to several of the best birding locations around Bolinas, we’ll visit one or two Monarch groves under the guidance of Mia Monroe, who coordinates the area’s annual census of Monarchs for the Xerces Society.

Among the birding spots we’ll visit are Agate Beach County Park, the BPUD Sewage Ponds, and Pine Gulch Delta at Bolinas Lagoon. An optional visit to Commonweal is also possible. Expect to walk 3 miles in all. Watch the weather, as it may be prudent to pack a rain layer. Heavy rain cancels. Note the time and come prepared with water and snacks. There are good sources of food and groceries in Bolinas town.

Directions: Bolinas is 18.5 miles west from the Hwy 1 exit at Mill Valley or 11 miles south of Olema if you come through San Geronimo Valley or via Point Reyes Station. Once in Bolinas, turn right on Mesa Road, then left on Overlook, then right onto Elm. Drive a mile west to the parking area of Agate Beach County Park, our first stop of the day. We’ll organize a carpool for the rest of our visit.

Marin Audubon Field Trips are open to the public. Bring lunch, field guide, and binoculars.

Information & Questions:
Email: Jane Medley
Phone: 559-760-1551

For more information visit the Marin Audubon Society website: https://www.marinaudubon.org/events-field-trips.php

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