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Phylo-birding at Ulistac Natural Area

Saturday, May 25, 2024

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ulistac entrance on Lick Mill Blvd

37.403418, -121.953984

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

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Phylo-birding at Ulistac Natural Area

We’ll use the diverse bird species and habitats of Ulistac Natural Area to focus on ways in which phylogenetic and biogeographic knowledge can enrich your birding experience. This urban open space with oak and riparian woodlands and seasonal wetlands contains the last 40 acres of natural, undeveloped land along the Guadalupe River in the city of Santa Clara. Northern Flicker, Wilson’s Warbler, Cassin’s Vireo, Rufous Hummingbird, and Bullock's Oriole will be some of our targets.

A handout will be provided, and it would be useful to first attend the phylo-birding Zoom talk on May 16.

Trip Difficulty: 1.5 miles, dirt, little or no elevation gain, some shade

Leaders: John Harshman (408) 406-4733 and Bilal Al-Shahwany (408) 482-0396

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly Ages 10 and up

Meet: Ulistac entrance on Lick Mill Blvd

Directions: From CA-237 exit Great America Pkwy south, drive 0.8 miles, then turn left on Tasman Dr. In 1 mile turn right on Lick Mill Blvd and travel about 0.5 miles to the park which will be on your left. Street parking. Short walk from the VTA Light Rail on Tasman Dr. Latitude/Longitude: 37.403418, -121.953984

Facilities: Nearest bathroom facilities are across the street at Lick Mill Park.

Parking Type and Fees: street parking, no fees

Banner Photo: Northern Flicker by Jeremy Frank

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

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