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Birding at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary and Crab Cove, Alameda

December 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


There is a very high tide (over 7 feet) at 8:30 a.m., so we’re starting when the mudflat should just be coming exposed and shorebirds will be feeding.

The millions of shorebirds that winter on San Francisco Bay make it a state and global Important Bird Area. It is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and is also designated as a Wetland of International Importance under UNESCO’s Ramsar Convention. In addition to shorebirds, many ducks and other waterbirds winter here. Peregrine Falcons occasionally come by for a meal.

We’ll start at the viewing platform at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary at the southeast end of Shoreline Drive in Alameda.

We’ll be walking short distances on level, mostly paved paths, so this trip is accessible for birders with mobility limitations. Bring water and sun protection. Spotting scopes welcome and appreciated.

Restrooms and water available along Shoreline Drive near the sanctuary and at the Crab Cove Visitors Center.

Maureen Lahiff,, 510.484.6529



December 22, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary
8th St. and Otis Dr
Alameda, CA United States
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