Leaders: Stephanie Floyd & Park Ranger Sandy Ferreira
Lake Elizabeth in Fremont's Central Park is a great place to enjoy winter birds. Cackling Geese, Greater White-Fronted Geese, and sometimes Ross's and Snow Geese visit the soccer lawns with the Canada Geese. Wintering ducks may be plentiful on the lake. In the reeds that line the lake and in the willows along the creek we often find herons, woodpeckers,sparrows, and sometimes a surprise, such as an American Pipit. Tree Swallows and Allen's Hummingbirds will be arriving. Ranger Sandy Ferreira may invite us into the garden and classroom at the Nature Learning Center, and she always has great stories to share about the Tree Swallow nesting program and all the different species that use the nest boxes, from Bewick's Wrens tochickadees. Plan to walk about 2.5 miles on paved paths. Rain cancels.
Directions: From I-880, exit at Stevenson and go east (towards the hills). Turn right at Paseo Padre Parkway and follow the signs for the Aqua Adventure Waterpark. The parking lot for the Waterpark dead ends at the south end of the lake. Meet at the five tall palm trees at the end of the parking lot.