Osprey Days – Guided Birding Tours

Numerous car caravan and walking tours led by field guides from the local Napa-Solano Audubon Society, other naturalists and the Mare Island Heritage Trust volunteer team.

Friday, June 23, 8:00am-9:30am
Join Mare Island Preserve Photographer Bill George, for an Early Morning Wildlife Photography Hike in the Mare Island Preserve Former Mare Island Shipyard worker, Bill George is our “unofficial photographer” of the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. He usually spends Friday mornings chronicling wildlife and humans using the Preserve. He later posts on our Facebook Preserve Community page. Bill has agreed to again guide a short wildlife photographing walk in the Preserve. This isn’t really a class. Bill will help you to see where nesting birds are, including Osprey, great blue herons and great egrets and guide as far as the Rowser Garden, 1/2 mile from the parking lot. Bring binoculars, (will you share or bring an extra pair?) a scope if you have one, camera and hike gear – hats, sunscreen, water for 1-mile roundtrip walk on a paved trail. Meet at Mare Island Preserve parking lot, 167 O’Hara Ct. at Azuar Dr. southern end of Mare Island. FREE. No reservation required. Call/text 707-249-9633.

Friday, June 23, 10:00am-11:30am

Join Birding Expert and Enthusiast Michelle Eliker for an Osprey Walk in the Mare Island Preserve toViewNesting, Fishing, Feeding, Flying and Perching Osprey and other nesting birds Michelle Eliker, is an expert birder and birding enthusiast. She is a frequent presenter on birding identification and how to selection, purchase and use birdwatching equipment at our annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival headquartered on Mare Island. More than a “bird nerd”, Michelle is fun, too! Meet her at the Mare Island Preserve parking lot for the 1/2-mile walk as far as the Rowser Garden. Bring binoculars, (will you share or bring an extra pair?), a scope and camera, wear hiking gear and bring water for the 1-mile roundtrip, or to continue on further in the Preserve. Meet at the Mare Island Preserve parking lot. Dead end of Azuar Dr. at the south end of Mare Island. FREE. No reservation required. See directions to left. Call/text 707-249-9633.


Date(s) - Fri, Jun 23, 2023
8:00 am to 11:30 am


Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
167 O'Hara Court @ Azuar Dr Mare Island, Vallejo


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