Category Archives: birding

San Francisco Bay Trail: Bedwell Bayfront Park

A recent hike took me to Menlo Park for a walk along the frontage of San Francisco Bay to the beginning of the Dumbarton Bridge on the San Francisco Bay Trail. I later returned to the starting point of that … Continue reading

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Sandhill crane viewings near Lodi, California

This post covers several visits to the area near the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve, also known as the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve, a sandhill crane viewing area near Lodi, California. These magnificent birds, and others, overwinter in this area. There are … Continue reading

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Birding along the San Francisco Bay Trail at Redwood Shores

My hike along the Redwood Shores segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail turned out to be a great opportunity for observing shorebirds and waterfowl. I thought I might see some shorebirds, but I really didn’t anticipate the number and … Continue reading

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Bowman’s Hill Tower and Wildflower Preserve

As a child growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, I’m sure I didn’t fully appreciate the local historical and natural features surrounding me. But certain memories were deeply imprinted and have remained through my adult life in California. One of … Continue reading

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Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park is a 1700-acre park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, located near where my mother has lived for the past 15 years. I learned about the park while researching nearby places to walk, and I learned that there is … Continue reading

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Birding along Alviso Slough Trail at Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge

My recent hike along the Alviso Slough Trail at the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge included many bird sightings.  I was anticipating this, and planned to take my time completing the 9-mile loop trail so that I could enjoy the bird … Continue reading

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Birding – introduction

I consider myself to be a casual birder.  I grew up in a family of enthusiastic birders, drifted away from the hobby when I went away to college, and recently have become more interested again as an enhancement to my … Continue reading

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