Guided Bird Walk along Rose Creek
December 9, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join us for a FREE guided walk around the three bridges of Rose Creek; Gotch Bridge over the Mud Flats, between Grand Ave and Garnet Ave, the Estuary, which leads into the Riparian area of Sycamores, Ash, Cottonwood and the Willows that the song birds seek out for nesting, food and mating.
It may be chilly closer to sunset so be prepared for coolness as the sun sets.
Karin will be leading our walk. Sunset is just before 4:45 PM. You are free to leave the walk at any time.
ROSE CREEK is a treasure in Pacific Beach, popular with Bikers on the East side, a quiet, shaded walking path on the West side. Once a month, on Saturday, Friends of Rose Creek lead a Guided Bird Walk along the Mud Flats, winding Estuary and into the Riparian area full of trees and song birds. Recently we’ve seen baby ducks, seagulls and Ospreys chicks. More unusual sightings; Northern Shoveler, Red Knot, and Black-headed Grosbeak. Join Kyle and Laurie at Mission Bay High School. FACULTY PARKING Lot along Rose Creek, off Grand Ave.
Check out this create article in the Beach and Bay Press about the Guided Bird Walks.
Please check the calendar a day before the event to insure that it is still happening. Get out and spend some time with your creek!
Calling Citizen Scientists! If you have a smart phone and want to contribute to data collection, join iNaturalist and start documenting nature along Rose Creek during the guided walk. Learn more here.
Or take photos and upload to Instagram and tag us @RoseCreekSD.
Download Kyle’s bird list ahead of time and bring it with you to see how many of these species you can spot.
See map below with the location of where to park. As a reminder, Mission Bay High has multiple parking lots. DO NOT TURN ONTO LEE STREET. If you’re heading westbound on Grand Avenue, make a U-Turn at Lee Street and turn right into the parking lot past (east of) the neon sign. This is the parking lot overlooking the creek along Grand Avenue at the north east end of campus.