Leaders: Bill Scoggins bill.ScogginsATyahoo.com, (510-581-5186) and Maggie Clark
Join us for an exploration into the audible world of the stream, woods, pond, and marsh of Garin Regional Park. Bring your "inside voice" and practice listening with us for the song of harder-to-see birds like Common Yellowthroat, for the buzz of newly-arrived Allen's and Rufous Hummingbirds, and for the distinctive melody of spring's Bullock's Orioles. Review the calls of old friends like Marsh Wren, Song Sparrow, American Coot and Mallard. One familiar sound is the buzz of the mosquito - bring your insect repellent as well as sunblock. Heavy rain cancels. Pre-registration is not required, and all are welcome.
Directions: From I-880, go east on Tennyson or Industrial Parkway to Mission Blvd. in Hayward. Go south on Mission and turn left on Garin Ave. Go east up into the hills to reach the park. $5 parking fee if kiosk is manned.