|Immature Eastern Phoebe by Stephen Ramirez Aug2011|
Thanks to Stephen Ramirez for leading San Marcos Monthly Bird Walks in conjunction with SMGA. Stephen hopes to introduce people to birding as well as establish a strong birding community. Read more on Stephen’s web site at http://birdsiview.org/SanMarcosBirdWalks.html. (Don’t miss Stephen’s great photos available via the links on the left side of the page.)
Our first hike is this Saturday, September 3rd at 7:30 AM at Spring Lake Preserve. Meet at Aquarena Center (click for map). Please RSVP [email protected], but feel free to join the hike with or without advanced notice. Stephen writes, “it won’t take too long to cover the entire lake, and for those willing we will also venture up into the spring lake preserve. A total round trip including the lake would be about 3.5 – 4 miles. This is an interesting time of year where we can expect the fall migration to be well on its way, with opportunity to see migrating raptors and song birds, don’t miss it!”
Be sure to bring binoculars, if you have them, and water. Dress appropriately for walking on possible uneven surfaces.
Note: Birding is about moving slowly and quietly. If your young ones are loud and rambunctious, this may not be the right event for them. That said, if your children are excited to come out and will behave accordingly, we’d love to have them!