Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Coyote Valley OSP parking lot
37.171062, -121.727388

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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 fieldtrips@scvas.org or contact the trip leader for questions regarding the event.

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Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society