Enjoy a full day exploring Lake Del Valle and Mines and San Antonio Valley Roads in this still-empty corner of the Bay Area. Our route will take us along isolated roads that run through varied habitat from Livermore through the mountains of Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. We might see Phainopepla, Greater Roadrunner, Lewis’s Woodpecker, and migrant warblers, along with the usual oak woodland and scrub species.

Greater Roadrunner by Jessie Eastland

The road is narrow and turnouts are short so we are limiting the trip to 20 participants. Carpooling will be mandatory. It will be dangerous if we caravan with more than five cars.

This trip will require carpooling. Participants will need to have a complete course of vaccination and booster shots and should bring a mask.  

Pack a lunch, water, and snacks. There are no services (including restrooms) on Mines Road unless the Junction Cafe is open, which is not dependable. Plan on being self-sufficient.We will send trip details to confirmed participants. Contact the leaders if you have questions.

Registration will close at 11pm on April 12, 2022.

Registrants: If you have any questions email rnakano@goldengatebirdalliance.org or call Ryan at (510) 227-6190.