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Joseph D Grant County Park in Fall

Friday, October 28, 2022

08:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Ranch house parking area

37.337493, -121.716896

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Joseph D Grant County Park in Fall

Joseph D Grant County Park is an excellent spot for birding in the East County. The Ranch House offers excellent looks at finches, warblers, and other small birds, and the lake provides chances at Bald Eagle and other raptors, as well as wintering ducks.

Trip Difficulty: 2 miles, dirt trails with a few hundred feet of elevation

Leaders: Mike Ambrose (818) 309-6256, Howard Friedman (408) 806-6772 and Susan Tenney (408) 802-6184

Beginner Friendly

Meet: Ranch house parking area

Directions: From US-101 exit Capitol Expy in San Jose and continue east for 1.7 miles, turn right onto Quimby Rd and continue for 7 miles. Turn right onto CA-130 E and continue for 0.2 miles. The park entrance is on the right. After passing through the park entry kiosk, continue into the park for about 300 ft. At the brown sign directing you to the park office and ranch, turn left into the parking area. Note that google maps “Ranch House Parking Area” will take you to a different location in the large parking lot. Latitude/Longitude: 37.337493, -121.716896

Facilities: restrooms, cell coverage may be intermittent or non-existent

Parking Type and Fees: paved, entry fee credit card only

Banner Photo: Lesser Goldfinch by Suresh Thirumalai

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