BIRDING THE FALL MIGRATION

 

IT’S THE FALL MIGRATION! If you are already a birder you know what that means. If you are new to birding this is the time that we are likely to see some special birds that are only passing through, in residence here temporarily. Join me, Phil Parker, Monday October 8 for a short walk in the mountains, experiencing clean air, beautiful scenery and views, and best of all, birds! We will take the 10 a.m. tram up and start our bird walk right away at the upper station. I am planning on taking about two hours depending on what we see. Please make sure to wear good supportive footwear and dress in layers as many times it starts out much cooler then warms up. It is always a good idea to bring water and snacks, or a lunch if you plan to spend more time “on the mountain”. There are terrific cafes and a very nice restaurant if you prefer.

We will start looking for birds immediately, but will look near the water tower, the amphitheater and over by the supply shack before walking the Long Valley trail around the meadow.
There should be a variety of birds with at least several migrants showing up and many of our old faithfuls as well. We never know what we will see but it’s the time of year when we may be surprised with the unexpected!
Date and Time: Monday, October 8, 10 a.m. to about noon. Please arrive at the tram valley station by 9:30 for the 10 a.m. tram to assure on-time arrival for the class.
IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to buy a tram ticket online in advance for a specific day and time. Schedule the tram departure at least one-half hour before class time. By doing so, arriving on time for your reserved place on the tram is assurance for arriving on time for the class. Go to pstramway.com/tickets   Note, tickets purchased in advance at the tram website, or on-site, are good for 1 year from the date of purchase, if for any reason you are unable to use it on the day reserved.
Meet at: From 2nd floor terminal at the mountain station, exit the doors to the left to meet at the top of the outdoor stairway to the 3rd floor terrace
Leader: Phil Parker
Hike rating: about 2 miles, easy to moderate, very little elevation change.
Class Size Limit: 15
Preparation: Note that the temperature will be roughly 30 degrees lower than on the desert floor. Dress accordingly. Please bring water, a hat, binoculars and snacks.
We do have a limited number of binoculars to loan if needed.
If you have any questions please contact the NHA at sjprograms@msjnha.org 
Present your NHA membership card and receive a 20% ticket discount on tram fare and 10% on food.

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