This trip will be led by Rich Cimino and Janet Bodle.
Located on the east-facing slopes of 1,558 ft. Mount Burdell, the Olompali State Historic Park was continuously occupied by Coast Miwok from as early as 6000 B.C. until the early 1850's. In addition to its historical significance, the park's Oak Woodlands and Oak Savannahs provide important habitats for a rich variety of birds. We will be watching for both resident species as well as any recently arrived spring migrants such as Hooded Oriole, Ash-throated Flycatcher, and Olive-sided Flycatcher. American Kestrel and Barn Owl nest here, and an occasional Golden Eagle soars overhead.
Directions: Take Highway 101 to the Atherton Avenue/San Marin Drive Exit in Novato. Head West, crossing over Highway 101, then turn north onto Redwood Boulevard to the park entrance on the west side of the highway. We will meet in the large parking lot. Park day use fee is $8 per vehicle. Payment is by credit card only. There is a portable toilet in the parking lot.