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Sanborn County Park Main Entrance

Monday, May 27, 2024

08:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Costanoan Parking Lot

37.233290, -122.061748

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

Before signing up for this trip, please take a moment to read our trip policies and view our liability waiver.

Sanborn County Park Main Entrance

Sanborn Park, located in the hills above Saratoga, is a great place to explore redwoods, oak-madrone forest and riparian habitats. We’ll look and listen for Pacific Wren, Brown Creeper, Cassin’s and Warbling Vireo, Black-headed Grosbeak and Western Tanager.

Trip Difficulty: 2.5 miles, dirt and paved trails; moderate slope (altitude gain estimated at 300-400 feet); one segment will be a steep down hill; some shade

Other Trip Notes: This field trip will be cancelled if there is heavy rain or fog. Park gates open at 8 am.

Leaders: David and Floy Zittin (408) 253-3258 and Edward Rooks (408) 318-2485

Beginner Friendly, Family Friendly Ages 14 and up, Intermediate Level Birding

Meet: Costanoan Parking Lot

Directions: From CA-85 in Saratoga, exit Saratoga Ave and travel south for about 2 miles. Continue straight through the intersection onto CA-9 S/Big Basin Way. In 2.5 miles, turn left onto Sanborn Rd. The park entrance will be on the right in 1.1 miles. After passing through the entry kiosk, follow the signs to the Costanoan parking lot. Latitude/Longitude: 37.233290, -122.061748

Facilities: bathrooms, drinking water, cell coverage may be intermittent or non-existent

Parking Type and Fees: paved parking lots, Santa Clara County Park fee of $6.00 or park pass.

Banner Photo: Pacific Wren by John Scharpen

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