Monday, September 13, 2021, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fledgling Birders at the San Diego River – Robb Field, and possibly a bit of Sea World Drive
Google Maps: Peninsula Tennis Club, GPS: 32.7556, -117.2407
Leaders: Peter Thomas, and others.
This field trip, which is focused on beginning birders, visits the south side of the San Diego River. The San Diego River Estuary is one of the most productive and rewarding birding sites in our region. The salt marsh mudflats, sand islands, and wetlands, always changing with the fluctuating tides, provide rest spots and foraging areas for a wealth of bird species. We will focus on possible early shorebird migrants and year-round residents. If time permits, we will travel to the Sea World Dr. to see what may be further upstream. Restrooms are available at the trailhead at Robb Field. Meet on the levee opposite the tennis courts. Capped at 10 participants.
Directions: From the western terminus of I-8 at the stoplight, turn left, keeping to the rightmost lane to Sunset Cliffs Blvd., and curving to the right along the open grassy fields. Continue to W. Pt. Loma Blvd. at the stoplight, turn right and continue to the stop sign at Bacon St. Turn right, continue to the parking lot, opposite the tennis courts. Meet up on the levee pathway. Watch out for passing cyclists.