Everyone is invited to join the Pacifica Shorebird Alliance for a stroll on Pacifica State Beach on Sunday Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m.
Led by birder Paul Donahue, the first stop will be at the mouth of San Pedro Creek and check whether any of the snipe, mallards, or night herons have returned after the work CalTrans has done in preparation for the bridge. Walking north, the group will look for wintering shorebirds and discuss their world-wide decline. The area with the new symbolic fencing will be another stop for an update on the status of the Snowy Plovers and the permanent fencing to be installed by the city along the bike path.
If time and the 10:30 a.m. high tide permit, the final stop will be the rocks at the foot of the Rockaway Headland between Linda Mar and Rockaway where there will be a search for Wandering Tattlers, Black Oyster Catchers and Turnstones gleaning from the rocks.
Meet at the parking lot south of Taco Bell. Heavy or steady rain cancels the event.