I checked in with the Baylands Nature Center and they assured me that there are still plenty of birds wintering on the Bay. So we’ll try for a bird walk one more time: on Saturday, February 2, we’ll go out for a 3.5-mile bird-watching walk around the Palo Alto Baylands. Expect to see grebes, pelicans, egrets, herons, avocets, curlews, dowitchers, godwits, stilts, willets, geese, and lots and lots and lots of ducks.
This one-way loop involves a short car-shuttle. We’ll leave some cars parked at Terminal Boulevard, just off the east end of San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, then carpool back along East Bayshore Road and out Embarcadero Road to Byxbee Hills Park. From there, we’ll start our walk along Mayfield Slough out toward the bay and around Adobe Creek Loop trail on the levees back to Terminal Blvd.
Bring warm clothes (be prepared for rain, too), field guides, and binoculars.
We’ll gather at Terminal Blvd. in Palo Alto at 9am. We’ll take our time and probably finish around noon.