Presenter: Maureen Lahiff
Since riparian habitat is scarce in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mitchell Canyon, on the north side of Mount Diablo, is a magnet for migrating birds seeking a refueling stop. In addition to migrants, we’ll also see and hear a number of permanent residents and summer nesting birds. We’ll look for warblers and flycatchers and enjoy early wildflowers and butterflies while walking along Mitchell Creek, traversing chaparral, and spending some time under a variety of mature trees.
Maureen Lahiff was part of the first cohort of the Golden Gate Audubon Society/Cal Academy of Sciences Master Birder Program in 2013 and is a California Naturalist. She is a Lake Merritt docent and leads field trips and teaches classes for GGAS adult ed. She’s been leading trips at Mitchell Canyon for GGAS and for Birdathon for several years.
This event will take place online via Zoom and last approximately 60-75 minutes. Registrants will be sent a link and password to access the Zoom. The session will be recorded, and registrants will have access to the recording on the web for two weeks after the event, regardless of whether they attend the live presentation.