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Saturday, August 27:
Shorebirds Walk

On Saturday, Aug. 27, join local birding expert Bob Ramer on a walk exploring the shorebirds on the last mile of Watsonville Slough at Pajaro Dunes. This will be the start of fall migration and we will expect to see many species of waterbirds, both migrant and resident.

This tour, hosted by the Watsonville Wetlands Watch, is from 8 to 11 a.m. Expect to walk about 2 miles on flat ground. Meet at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center, at the top of the Pajaro Valley High School campus to carpool to the walk site. Click for map/directions. The tour is free, but you must register by clicking here. For more information, contact Kathy Fieberling, 831-345 1226, kathy@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org. Photo: BadjobySource.

Saturday, August 27: Join Us for Restoration Saturday

cattails We invite you to help restore wetland habitat by planting native plants and removing exotic invasive plants as part of our monthly community work day on Saturday, July 23. We will work from 9 a.m. to noon, and we always make time for birding or a short hike around the wetlands. We supply the gloves, tools, and a snack. Meet at our Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center (map/directions). If you have questions, please contact Mary Paul at mary@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org or 831-566-4938. Click for a more detailed description of the event.

Saturday, September 17: Circumnavigation Tour of the Wetlands

cattailsOn Saturday, Sept. 17, join veteran Watsonville Wetlands Watch board member and wetlands expert Jim Van Houten on a grand tour of the wetlands including spots rarely seen by the public. You will discover how this large freshwater wetland system fits together, learn about the history of its conservation, and be able to do a little birding at these scenic spots. Earlier this winter, Jim Van Houten was honored by a City of Watsonville proclamation that named Feb. 2 as Jim Van Houten and World Wetlands Day.

This tour is great for beginners and experts alike. The tour starts at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. Meet at the Wetlands Educational Resource Center (map/directions) and break into carpools for this driving and walking tour. The tour is free but space is limited. Register by clicking here. If you have questions, contact Kathy Fieberling, 831-345-1226, kathy@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org.

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