Lake Chabot is a beautiful place to spend a morning and explore the trees and underbrush for tantalizingly elusive songbirds. If you would like to find alluring birds like woodpeckers, wrentits, and towhees that have begun their nesting, this is the excursion for you. Meet at the boathouse at the southern end of Lake Chabot. Directions can be found at www.ebparks.org/parks/lake_chabot. Ages 12 and up. $5.