Friday, June 23 10am-11:45am Guided Osprey, Great Blue Heron and Great Egret Viewing Hike in the Mare Island Preserve
Join Napa-Solano Audubon Society field guide Wally NeVille for a guided osprey watching walk on the Navy’s Southshore and in the Preserve. Bring binoculars, scopes, cameras (will you share or bring an extra pair?) and hike gear-hats, sunscreen, water for 2-3 mile roundtrip walk on a paved trail. Meet at the Mare Island Preserve visitor center 167 O’Hara Ct. at Azuar Dr. southern end of Mare Island in Vallejo, CA 94592. Call/text 707-249-9633.
Friday, June 23 12noon-1:00pm By Land or By Sea: Threats to Successful Osprey Nesting on the Mare Island Strait
Presenter: Myrna Hayes, volunteer Preserve Manager, Mare Island Preserve Mare Island is home to the first documented osprey nests in San Francisco Bay, first attempted in 1990 established in 2003. After that, there was a steady expansion of nest sites and an increase in the number of fledglings. While some sites have remained stable, a combination of human disturbance/nest destruction and deterrent efforts and natural predation by Ravens has taken a significant toll on both stable and new nest sites. Learn the story and think like an environmental advocate and wildlife biologist in a discussion to come up with some solutions that you can help make happen as a citizen advocate to protect our fledgling osprey colony.
Bring your own brown bag lunch. Cold sodas and water are available at the visitor center.
Friday June 23 1:30pm-3:30pm Driving Tour of Mare Island Osprey Nests
Wally NeVille and Robin Leong, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, guide a driving and scope viewing tour of the Mare Island osprey nests on former shipyard cranes, buildingways, lightpoles and even palm trees! Learn about longtime island nesting Great Blue Herons and our newest nesters-now 9 pairs of Great Egrets in the Preserve and the challenges to the osprey population in the Mare Island Strait. Meet at the Mare Island Preserve visitor center to form carpools.
Friday, June 23 4:00pm-5:30pm Guided Hike in the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Join Mare Island Preserve volunteer Preserve Manager Myrna Hayes on a guided osprey watching walk in the Mare Island Preserve to view osprey on nests, fledging or in the sky above. A bonus is the 9 great egret nests and young easily visible from the trail. Bring binoculars, scopes, cameras (will you share or bring an extra pair?) and hike gear-hats, sunscreen, water for 1-2 mile walk on paved trail. Meet at the Preserve visitor center.
Date(s) - Fri, Jun 23, 2017
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mare Island Preserve Visitor Center
167 O’Hara Ct. at Railroad Ave. , Vallejo
Upcoming events at this location
- Volunteer Orientation - NIghtMARE Island 2017! - Sun, Aug 20, 2017 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery Tour - Sat, Sep 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery Tour - Sat, Oct 14, 2017 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm