Birds and Bikes at Coyote Hills

We're going to try something new.

There are lots of ways of being outside. Quiet ways, loud ways, fast ways, slow ways. Some kids like to learn and engage with adults about where they are. Others just want to go, go, go. We're going to welcome all of those approaches at our next Outside Kids adventure. Bring your huddled masses yearning to breath free!

A good friend and expert birder, Jack Hayden, will lead a birding walk to see, hear and learn more about the birds in the area. It's a whole body experience of slowing down, listening closely, and watching details. Coyote Hills has the land birds up in the trees behind the visitor center, as well as the shorebirds and migratory water birds of the marsh. We'll explore both ecosystems. And we'll go for as long as the interest is there. No forced birding for us.

The trails go on forever at Coyote Hills. They're mostly paved and mostly flat. You can ride around the hills or head out onto one of the levees out into the San Francisco Bay along Alameda Creek. It's a big wide open space, waiting to be explored.

Here are the details and how this is going to work:

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Meet at 10am in front of the visitor center
  • Go birding with Jack Hayden and his family OR go biking on your own
  • Meet at 12pm for lunch together in front of the visitor center
  • Directions and more info are here.

What to bring:

  • Bikes and helmets if you want to bike. The trails are mostly flat and good for all levels.
  • Binoculars, scopes, bird books, or your bird life list if you have them. If you don't, that's totally fine. 
  • Lunch, water, and anything else you need when on an adventure with kids.

In the awesome chance of rain, we'll post something here on Friday evening to make a go-no-go decision which you can override if you wish. Never let me hold you back. 

All are welcome to join us. We hope that YOU will join us. 

(that's alex pretending to be a great blue heron. uncanny impression isn't it?)

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