Bird and Nature Walks
Get out and enjoy our beautiful wetlands! Our Saturday Bird and Nature walks, led by PWA Docents, occur monthly from October to June from 9 am to 11 am.
During the winter months, after the rains have returned, at least 20 species of birds are common in the Central Pond in Shollenberger Park. Egrets, herons, shorebirds, and raptors are all present. You may even see a bald eagle!
Ellis Creek has water most of the year so your chances are good there if the rain has been infrequent in Shollenberger. In the Spring, starting around mid-April watch Canada Goose and duck hatchlings swimming with their parents. A treat for the whole family!
Both walks are about 1 mile but can be longer on request. You can continue the full loop trail(s) to extend your walk several miles after the tour.
Bring binoculars, mask, water, hat, sunscreen, and appropriate layered clothing for changing weather since start time can be foggy and cold but end up warming up quickly.
Bring the Petaluma Wetlands Field Guide written by PWA members Marian Parker and John Shribbs if you have it. If not, click here to order one.
Meet at main entrance near parking lot. In the event of rain, nearby fires, or dangerous air quality, scheduled walks will be cancelled.
2022-2023 Saturday Bird and Nature Walks
2nd and 4th Saturdays | 9:00AM — 11:00AM | By PWA Docents
|Shollenberger Park||Ellis Creek|
|October 8||October 22|
|November 12||November 26|
|December 10||December 24 (no tour)|
|January 14||January 28|
|February 11||February 25|
|March 11||March 25|
|April 8||April 22|
|May 13||May 27|
|June 10||June 24|