Sat, Feb 01|
The Aldea Center on Mount Sutro
Take hike through the open space, with Pat and Whitney from Golden Gate Audubon, to look and listen for birds. Beginners welcome!
Time & Location
Feb 01, 2020, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
The Aldea Center on Mount Sutro, 155 Johnstone Dr, San Francisco, CA 94131, USA
About the event
The Mt. Sutro Open Space Reserve is a 61 acre fragment of the more than 2000 acres of trees planted by Adolf Sutro in the late 19th century, and now cared for by the Sutro Stewards (https://www.sutrostewards.org/trail-map). We will be walking about 2 miles of unpaved trails through the forest and around the summit. There will be uphill climbing and the trails can be narrow and rocky in places. There are benches at the summit and Aldea, but not along the trails. All ages and experience levels are welcome.
Mt. Sutro is a great place to focus on listening to locals and getting more intimate encounters with some of our regular birds. Overwintering birds are still around, and early spring breeding has begun. We should hear Pacific Wren, Song Sparrow, and others beginning their Spring songs.
Parking and meeting at the Aldea Community Center at 155 Johnstone Drive at 8:30am. We are given permission through UCSF/Sutro Stewards to use the red parking spots for the morning of 2/1, you can disregard the permit only signs. The UCSF campus can be reached by public transit via the N Judah light rail, 43 bus, 6 bus and 66 bus. And then the Aldea Center is a 15 minute hike up from there. There are restrooms and a water fountain at the Aldea Center.