Leaders: Bill Scoggins, bill.ScogginsATyahoo.com, (510-581-5186) and Maggie Clark (925-890-3100)
Join us for an exploration into the audible world of the stream, woods, pond, and marsh of Garin Regional Park. We will be listening for the song and chip notes of harder-to-see birds like Bewick's Wren, Spotted Towhee, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and for the distinctive melody of spring's Bullock's Orioles. Along the way we can review the calls of old friends like Western Bluebird, Red-winged Blackbird, 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. Although this is a beginner's trip 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. $6 parking fee if kiosk is manned.