Come see the harbor mudflats, ocean beach, and rocky headlands of Bodega Bay, Bodega Harbor and Head, and Doran Beach for post-breeding seabird and shorebird migration and possible passerine vagrants. Bodega Bay can be surprisingly warm or foggy, windy and downright cold, so wear sunscreen and be prepared for wind chill with layers, hat and gloves. This trip will have easy walks, and provide good bird photo opportunities around the harbor.
Meet 6:30 AM at Marketplace Shopping Center, in parking lot for Big 5 Sporting Goods (W. Covell & Highway 113 in Davis). Bring binoculars (spotting scope provided), lunch & snacks and beverages (option to buy take-out clam chowder or crab sandwich). If you plan on driving please RSVP. The entrance to Doran Beach is $7 per car. There is a two-hour drive each way; you should be back by 6 pm. Leader: Chris Dunford [530 902-3576; firstname.lastname@example.org.