Leaders: Stephanie Floyd and Phil Georgakakos, fieldtripsATohloneaudubon.org
We will walk uphill scanning the ponds for ducks, grebes, and roosting herons, and the banks for sparrows. After the ponds, we will head towards the ridge top, looking for finches and other songbirds. From there we will walk back down under the oaks looking for woodpeckers and birds perching on tombstones, and end where we started. The route should take between 2 and 3 hours depending on our pace. Walk difficulty: moderate 2-3 miles on mostly paved roads, but with some elevation change, and dirt trail/ grass walking throughout. Rain cancels. All are welcome; no fee and no pre-registration required.
Directions: Mountain View Cemetery is at the NE end of Piedmont Ave. in Oakland. After passing under the gate, continue to the roundabout, and take the 1st exit, which leads just right of the main drive adjacent to a large grass patch. Park here on the road behind the large building. We will meet on the grass patch.