Birding the Bluff

With docent Joyce CorySeptember 1, 2001

Description:  Discover the many species of birds that inhabit the bluffs and rocky shore of Montaņa de Oro. Bring binoculars. Meet at the bluff trailhead 200 yards south of the visitor center (E) 1 mi., 1.5 hr. 

The following are a few photos taken during this outing.  Click the thumbnails below to enlarge.

Our delightful and knowledgeable docent was Joyce Cory blue-elderberry-joyce-cory.jpg (32827 bytes), who has thirteen years of experience in the area.  

The Labor Day weekend group consisted of about 15 people, including a well-behaved group of young men from the nearby Camp San Luis, escorted by two military personnel.

Along the way, in addition to identifying many birds, we observed interesting rock formations at the bluffs formation-at-bluffs.jpg (64530 bytes), and plant life, like this Locoweed (or Rattleweed) locoweed-rattleweed.jpg (61965 bytes). and this Blue Elderberry shrub joyce-cory-w-blue-elderberry.jpg (63954 bytes).

Birder Gerry Montgomery and her friend Mary (new to the area) (shown right to left)  mary-and-gerry_montgomery.jpg (25531 bytes), thoroughly enjoyed the outing, as did the entire group.