The Olompali State Park Christmas Bird Count enlisted Five Birders. Three of the five birder were Olompali People Board members (OP a non-profit which advocate for the park needs) showed up in one of the biggest rain storms of the year 2016. Dress in our best water proof clothing we counted about 25 % of the park. Thirty species were recorded all in very small numbers.
Bullock’s Oriole – seen in Olompali Park
Hooded Oriole – nest in Olompali State Park
Rich Cimino and Janet Bodle have completed the California State Parks training and are approved to lead field trips into northern California state parks. Our next no charge bird walk will be on May 15th, 2017, starting at 11:45 AM sharp to 1:30 PM. Children of all ages are welcomed. Bring binoculars.
Olompali Bird Walk.
Olompali State Historic Park
Celebrate the season with the birds of Olompali! Beginning and experienced birders are invited to join leaders Rich Cimino and Janet Bodle of Yellowbilled Tours to view Olompali’s diverse avian residents as we walk the old ranch road past the park’s reservoir. Expect to see some migrating species, as well as a wide variety of species who thrive in the park’s oak savanna and open grasslands: raptors, warblers, nuthatches, thrushes and, of course, many woodpeckers. Sharpen your bird identification skills, gain a deeper appreciation for our local ecology and have a lot of fun along the way. Families are welcome!
Meet in the Olompali parking lot at 8:30 am. Wear layered clothing and bring binoculars, lunch, plenty of water and a birding field guide if you have one.
History of Olompali over the last 200 years: YBT – Olompali – The History of Olompali State Park California
New Park Entrance Driving Directions:
If you are coming from the North on Highway 101, take the Atherton Ave/San Marin Dr exit, turn right at the stop light and follow the signs to the frontage road that leads to the park.
If you are coming from the South on Highway 101, take the Atherton Ave/San Marin Dr exit, turn left at the stop light, cross the overpass and follow the signs to the frontage road that leads to the park.
$8 per car for parking – event is free.
More information on the park itself: (707) 762-9715 or www.Olompali.org