Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Coyote Valley OSP parking lot
COYOTE VALLEY OPEN SPACE PRESERVE
Located between San Jose and Morgan Hill, this park of rolling hills, oak savanna, serpentine rock outcroppings, and grasslands is a great place to spot raptors. We’ll start by birding the parking lot and small meadow before hiking a short portion of the Arrowhead Loop Trail. Raptors such as American Kestrels, Northern Harriers, and Red-tailed Hawks are expected. Ferruginous Hawks and Golden Eagles are possible. We’ll also be on the lookout for Yellow-billed Magpies, Loggerhead Shrikes and Say’s Phoebes.
Trip Difficulty: 3 miles, dirt trails, a little elevation gain depending how far we walk Arrowhead Loop Trail
Leaders: Eve Meier (408) 569-9391 and Craige Edgerton (408) 460-1102
Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly Ages 10 and up
Meet: Parking Lot
Directions: From US-101 in Morgan Hill, exit Bailey Ave. Travel west for about 0.7 miles then turn left onto Santa Teresa Blvd. Continue for about 2 miles then turn right onto Palm Ave. The preserve is at the end of the road. Latitude/Longitude: 37.171062, -121.727388
Facilities: ADA compliant pit toilet, no water
Parking Type and Fees: paved parking lot, ADA compliant parking spots available
Banner Photo: Yellow-billed Magpie by Carter Gasiorowski
Questions? Email general questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the trip leader for questions regarding the event.
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