Saturday, June 24, 9:00am-11:00am Cruise the Napa River on the Lookout for Osprey: fishing, nests up close, nestlings and fledglings
Come aboard Dolphin Charters for a 2-hour boat cruise in the Mare Island Strait for up close views of osprey nests, possible peregrine falcon sighting and learn Mare Island history with Tony Brake, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory and Myrna Hayes, Mare Island Heritage Trust. $40 per person. Space limited. Leaves from Vallejo Marina. Call 510-527-9622 or 1-800-472-9942 or visit: www.dolphincharters.com
Saturday, June 24 9:30am-11:15am Guided Osprey Watching Walk on the Navy’s Southshore and in the Mare Island Preserve
Birdwatching guide Michelle Eliker leads a guided osprey watching walk on the Navy Southshore and in the Mare Island Preserve to view osprey nests and ospreys in the sky and take a peek at the 9 great egret nests along 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 Mare Island Preserve visitor center.
Saturday, June 24, 11:30am-12:30pm All About Osprey with “Ospreyholic” Diane Rooney
Diane offers the first of two lunchtime presentations at the Mare Island Preserve visitors center. Diane has been studying ospreys and visiting osprey nest sites for 6 years. She will present a birder’s overview of osprey life from Maine to California and beyond. Diane attended the Raptor Rapture seminars at Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine in 2014 and 2015 and in August will start her 4th season as a hawk watcher at Golden Gate Raptor Observatory in Marin County.
Saturday, June 24 12:45pm-1:45pm An Expanding Osprey Nesting Population in San Francisco Bay with Tony Brake
Golden Gate Raptor Observatory’s volunteer Bay Osprey Project Coordinator describes the increase in nest sites from the first reported in Mare Island Strait to a high concentration on the Richmond shoreline and multiple nests in OaklandAlameda and San Francisco. Nearly all of these nests are on human-made structures which can lead to problems with various human activities. Such conflicts are readily remedied by providing alternative nest platforms to divert osprey. This approach adopted elsewhere, is needed in the Bay Area, now.
Saturday, June 24 2:00pm-4:00pm Guided Driving Tour of Mare Island Osprey Nest Sites
Robin Leong and Wally NeVille, Napa Solano Audubon Society birding guides lead a driving and scope viewing tour of the Mare Island osprey nests on former shipyard cranes, buildingways, lightpoles and even palm trees! Meet at the Mare Island Preserve visitor center to form carpools.
Saturday, June 24 4:00pm-5:30pm Guided Osprey Watching Walk in the Mare Island Preserve
Myrna Hayes, volunteer Preserve Manager leads a guided osprey watching walk in the Mare Island Preserve to view osprey nests. Bring binoculars, scopes, cameras (will you share or bring an extra pair?) and hike gear and water for 1-2 mile walk on paved trail. Meet at the Mare Island Preserve visitor center.
Saturday, June 24 6:00pm-8:00pm A Toast: to the Arrival of Osprey to the Bay Mare Island Preserve Visitor Center
Summer evenings are a favorite gathering time at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve visitor center. Join fellow osprey enthusiasts for wine and a potluck BBQ. Bring friends to visit around a campfire. Let’s make music and s’mores as osprey soar and call overhead (hopefully!)
Date(s) - Sat, Jun 24, 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