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Virtual Birdwatching Trek at Library

Expert uses digital images to conduct an armchair tour of the Bay Trail

 

Bird expert and Golden Gate Audubon Society board member, Bob Lewis, will conduct a virtual tour of the Bay Trail at the March 27 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free presentation.

The Bay Trail is about 500 miles long, circling San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.  The San Francisco Bay Trail project was started in the 1980s to build a "ring around the Bay."  The project has been compared to the 2,200-mile Appalacian Trail, in that it connects the communities along the way. But the Bay Trail is unique because it circles a body of water and does so in a major metropolitan area. (You can see a see a KQED Television video about the trail and learn more about the overall project here.)

Lewis will focus his presentation at the library March 27 specifically on the area of the Bay Trail  from the Hayward Shoreline in the south to the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline in the north. 

Participants will take a virtual walk along sections of the trail, using digital images as a guide, looking at birds found along that section of the trail throughout the year and learning about migration.  

Lewis has his own website of information for people interested in learning about Bay Area birds and finding out about local and regional birdwatching events called "Wingbeats, Birding and Learning" which you can see here.

For more information about the library class call 510-667-7900.

The library is located at 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley.

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