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Beginner-friendly Birding at Rancho San Antonio (Cupertino)

Thursday, May 23, 2024

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parking Lot 1, southwest corner

37.329972, -122.085754

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NEW TRIP POLICY: Please limit your sign-ups to 1 weekend trip and 2 weekday trips per month.

Before signing up for this trip, please take a moment to read our trip policies and view our liability waiver.

Beginner-friendly Birding at Rancho San Antonio (Cupertino)

Our route through Rancho San Antonio Preserve in Cupertino will take us through a mix of grassland, chaparral, and wooded areas. Species we will be on the lookout for include White-tailed Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wrentit, Orange-crowned Warbler, and, if we're lucky, Lazuli Bunting. This trip is geared towards beginning birders, but all are welcome!

Trip Difficulty: 1.5 miles, paved and dirt trails, some shade, the first third of our route is uphill, with an elevation gain of 200 feet over half a mile; the rest is downhill or flat

Other Trip Notes: Please bring binoculars, water, and sun protection.

Leaders: Susan Tenney (408) 802-6184 and Dan Bloch (650) 862-2178

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly Ages 10 and up

Meet: Parking Lot 1, southwest corner

Directions: From Foothill Expressway in Cupertino, turn onto Cristo Rey Drive; continue 0.8 miles to the roundabout; take the second exit to stay on Cristo Rey Drive; continue 0.2 miles. Turn left into Rancho San Antonio and at the intersection, follow the road straight down into Parking Lot 1. Latitude/Longitude: 37.329972, -122.085754

Facilities: bathroom, cell phone service

Parking Type and Fees: dirt parking lot

Banner Photo: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher by Michael Hawk

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