Corner Bellevue Ave and Perkins Street, Oakland, CA
Fourth Wednesday Bird Walk
Winter is the peak time for Lake Merritt - it's "Club Bird" for Canadian and near-Arctic breeders while all the regular guests should have arrived and none departed. Special treat for December - a chance to get out of the house (or get your guests out of the house) after all the Christmas hubbub. :-)
Meet at the large spherical cage near the Nature Center at Perkins and Bellevue. We will bird around there, then go up the garden path toward Children’s Fairyland or walk down the lake toward Embarcadero, after which we will cover what we missed.
Driving: The boathouse lot near the spherical cage is the best spot to park, but there’s plenty of parking along Bellevue between the boathouse and the nature center. Enter via Bellevue near Children’s Fairyland; the $2 “two hour” pass is probably OK even though the trip is about three hours, as the dashboard cards don’t have a start time on them.
Public transit: Take the 12, N, or NL bus to Grand and Perkins, and walk into the park on Perkins.
Leaders: Hilary Powers and Ruth Tobey