Leader: Rich Cimino, yellowbilledtoursATgmail.com, 925-353-0266
Come along with birding guide Rich Cimino to explore the ponds, river, channels, bay, grassland and agricultural fields of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and eastern Alameda counties all in one day! Pick up ducks, grebes, swans, shorebirds, raptors and passerines for your county lists. Pre-registration is not required, and all are welcome. Heavy rain cancels. Bring a scope, lunch, drinks and a smile! Contact the leader with any questions.
Meet at 9:00 AM at the Shell service station on Mountain House Parkway at Schulte Road in Tracy, about 30 minutes east of Castro Valley. Take I-580 east, and at the 205 split, stay on I-580 south towards Los Angeles. Shortly, take exit 67 - Mountain House Parkway/Patterson Pass Road - and turn left at the end of the ramp to go back over the freeway on Mountain House Parkway to Schulte Road. The Shell station (Subway, snacks, restrooms) will be on your left ahead.