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Beginner Birding at Cuesta Park (Mountain View)

Sunday, July 21, 2024

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cuesta Cuesta Park main parking lot, near the tennis building

37.3722387, -122.0822564

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Beginner Birding at Cuesta Park (Mountain View)

Join us on this easy course through Mountain View's Cuesta Park and Annex, where we will identify some of the birds that are often seen in our city parks and neighborhoods, including songbirds, hawks, woodpeckers, and hummingbirds. Some birds we'll be on the lookout for are Pygmy Nuthatches, Violet-green Swallows, Red-tailed Hawks, and Nuttall's Woodpeckers. This trip is geared towards beginning birders, but all are welcome.

Trip Difficulty: Approximately 1.5 miles, paved and packed-dirt trails, some travel over lawns (potentially wet), little or no elevation gain, some shade

Other Trip Notes: Please bring binoculars.

Leaders: Susan Tenney (408) 802-6184 and Diane McCoy (650) 714-3769

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly Ages 4 and up

Meet: Cuesta Cuesta Park main parking lot, near the tennis building

Directions: From CA-85 in Mountain View, exit onto CA-82 N/El Camino Real. Continue north on El Camino Real towards downtown Mountain View for about 0.3 miles then turn left onto Grant Rd. Continue for 0.6 miles then turn right onto Cuesta Dr. In 0.2 miles, turn left at the light into the Cuesta Park main parking lot. Latitude/Longitude: 37.3722387, -122.0822564

Facilities: ADA accessible bathroom, drinking water, cell phone service, bike rack

Parking Type and Fees: paved parking lot, ADA compliant spots

Banner Photo: Violet-green Swallow by Sarah Chan

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