Joseph D. Grant County Park
Sunday, November 17, 2019
08:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Grant Lake followed by Grant Ranch
87VM+2M San Jose, California
This park is located in the eastern foothills at the base of Mt. Hamilton. We will start the morning birding Grant Lake to check for raptors and wintering waterfowl such as Green-winged Teals and Ring-necked Ducks. Next, we will continue on to the historic ranch house gardens and surrounding oak-woodland community looking for Red-breasted Sapsuckers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Purple Finches and more. 2-3 miles, mostly flat.
Meet: Grant Lake parking lot, do not go to the main entrance
Rich Page, (408) 377-1092
Google Plus Code: “87VM+2M San Jose, California” (paste code, city, and state into Google maps)
Directions: From US-101 exit east Capitol Expy in San Jose and continue for 1.7 miles, turn right on to Quimby Rd and continue for 7 miles. Turn right onto CA-130 E for 0.4 miles. Destination on the left after the main park entrance.
Facilities: porta potties at Grant Lake, restrooms at Grant Ranch, cell coverage may be intermittent or non-existent
Parking fees: yes, credit card only
For all trips: Contact the trip leader or email email@example.com with questions. Beginners welcome. Heavy rain cancels. Carpool if possible. Bring binoculars. No unaccompanied minors.
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