Birding Islay Creek
Montaņa de Oro

With docent Freeman Hall  October 4, 2001

Description:  A hike up Islay Creek passes through four habitat zones: Conifer forest, riparian, chaparral and coastal scrub. Learn to distinguish seed eaters from insectivores and to identify the raptors. Twenty-five to forty bird species find a home here. Meet at the Visitor's Center, Montaņa de Oro State Park. (Active) 2hrs. 2.5mi

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

Once again, Morro Bay's docent extraordinaire Freeman Hallfreeman-hall-leadre.jpg (40772 bytes), (assisted by his knowledgeable wife Worth Hall, and docent Curt Beebe) interested-participants.jpg (42104 bytes), led 18 to 20 enthusiastic participants, including docents Bill McDaniel and Suzanne Bradford, everyone-into-it.jpg (38373 bytes), who observed about 50 species of birds red-tail-hawk.jpg (4894 bytes), and a bobcat bobcat-not-shy.jpg (25180 bytes) on this partly overcast but lovely day overcast-day.jpg (20279 bytes) which we all so much enjoyed.

March 25, 2004