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Beginner Birding at Ed Levin Sandy Wool Entrance (Milpitas)

Sunday, August 04, 2024

08:15 AM - 10:15 AM

large parking lot adjacent to dog park

37.456984, -121.863857

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Beginner Birding at Ed Levin Sandy Wool Entrance (Milpitas)

Ed Levin is a beautiful park in Milpitas with a surprising amount of bird diversity across its hills, lawns, and lakes. This beginner's trip will be a great introduction to anyone still tackling the basics of bird identification, as we're likely to see birds of all sorts - sparrows, warblers, ducks, raptors, and more.

Trip Difficulty: 2 miles, paved and dirt trails, little or no elevation gain, little to no shade

Leaders: Mike Ambrose (818) 309-6256, Sonja Kramer (818) 297-0175 

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly Ages 4 and up

Meet: large parking lot adjacent to dog park

Directions: From I-680 in Milpitas, exit E Calaveras Blvd and go east for 2 miles. Turn left onto Downing Rd and continue for 1.1 miles going past Sandy Wool Lake to the opposite side. The large parking lot will be on your right next to the dog park. Latitude/Longitude: 37.456984, -121.863857

Facilities: ADA accessible bathroom, ADA accessible porta-potty, cell coverage may be intermittent or non-existent

Parking Type and Fees: paved parking lot, ADA compliant spots, parking fees, credit card only, $6

Banner Photo: Bald Eagle by Peter Shen

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