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Sat, Oct 30


Aldea Community Center

Bird Walk on Mount Sutro

Come join the experts from the Golden Gate Audubon Society for a bird walk on Mount Sutro!

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Bird Walk on Mount Sutro
Bird Walk on Mount Sutro

Time & Location

Oct 30, 2021, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Aldea Community Center, 155 Johnstone Dr, San Francisco, CA 94131, USA

About the event

Leaders: Dan Scali,, (925) 683-3576, and Pat Greene,, cell (415) 481-5469

Meet at the Aldea Community Center, 155 Johnstone Dr at 8:30 AM. The UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve is a 61-acre remnant of more than 2000 acres of eucalyptus trees planted by Adolf Sutro. UCSF has instituted a long term management plan for the OSP with the initial phase focused on removing dead and dying trees to improve fire safety. Some tree replacement planting is evident, and the Sutro Stewards are maintaining the native plantings at the summit meadow and utilizing openings along trails for further conservation planting. UCSF has commissioned GGAS to do a survey of bird and butterfly populations. The survey is in it's second year.  

We’ll walk about two miles, with significant climbing on mostly well-graded trails with some rocky spots and exposed roots (  We will be looking and listening for birds and by the end of October we expect that winter visitors will have joined resident birds.

Heavy fog and strong wind cancels. Please contact Pat Greene, for last minute updates or changes.  

This trip is free but advance registration is required. Trip is limited to 25 participants.  Click here to register. 

Registration opens October 16 and closes October 28. 

Directions to the start: Park on Clarendon or Dellbrook as close to the Johnstone intersection as possible, then hike a short distance up Johnstone Dr. to the UCSF Aldea Center on your left (across from the intersection of Medical Center Way on the right). Allow ~10 min to park and walk to the meeting place. UCSF can be reached by public transit: N Judah light rail, and 43, 6 and 66 buses. The Aldea Center is a significant uphill climb from the transit stops. There is a restroom at Aldea.  

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