Bird and Nature Walks

Red-winged blackbird

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.

2023—2024 Saturday Bird and Nature Walks

2nd and 4th Saturdays | 9:00AM — 11:00AM | By PWA Docents

Shollenberger Park Ellis Creek
October 14 October 28
November 12 November 25
December 9 December 23
January 13 January 27
February 10 February 24
March 9 March 23
April 13 April 27
May 11 May 25
June 8 June 22

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