Beginner and Family Friendly Palo Alto Baylands to Byxbee Banner

Beginner and Family Friendly Palo Alto Baylands to Byxbee

Monday, July 15, 2024

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Parking Lot for Lucy Evans Nature Center

37.459384, -122.106171

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Beginner and Family Friendly Palo Alto Baylands to Byxbee

This trip will bird Harriet Mundy Marsh and the Marsh Trail at Palo Alto Baylands. Then we will walk over to Byxbee Park to bird Harbor Marsh, the Mayfield Slough at Byxbee, top of the hill and back down to the native plant garden by the Palo Alto Water Control Plant and back to PAB. Likely birds we may spot include: Swallows, Black-necked Stilts and Avocets, Mallard and Canada Geese families, Northern Harriers, American Kestrels, American White Pelicans, herons and egrets, Song and Savannah Sparrows, possibly Hooded/Bullock's Oriole and spring/summer warblers and/or vireos. Welcome to birders at all levels.

Trip Note: bring binoculars

Trip Difficulty: 3 miles, no elevation gain, some shade at the beginning. Restrooms and benches along the way. 

Leaders: Diane McCoy (650) 714-3769 and Peg Alberts (408) 891-3554

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly Ages 10 and up

Meet: Parking Lot for Lucy Evans Nature Center

Directions: "From US-101 in Palo Alto take Embarcadero Rd east towards the bay. Pass the airport and turn left at the T-intersection. Continue for 0.5 miles passing the duck pond. Just over the bridge, the interpretive center (2775 Embarcadero Rd) will be on your left and the paved parking area will be on your right. Latitude/Longitude: 37.459384, -122.106171

Facilities: porta-potties and drinking water

Parking Type and Fees: paved and dirt parking lots, no fees

Banner Photo: Killdeer by Chiiming Kao

Questions? Email general questions to fieldtrips@scvas.org or contact the trip leader for questions regarding the event.

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