Bird spotting

Jack London State Historic Park joins with Sonoma Birding to celebrate spring by offering the Bird-a-thon for kids on Sunday, March 24, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The goal for the kids, ages 8 to 15, will be to discover and identify 20-25 species of resident and visiting birds in the unique habitats of Jack London Park. No birding experience is necessary. There is limited space for 12 youngsters and 12 parents. An adult must accompany each child.

The event includes a “binocular boot camp” and orientation, the bird watching hike led by Tom Rusert and Darren Peterie, co-founders of Sonoma Birding, and concludes with a tabulation celebration. A customized birding list will be provided. “It is exciting to see kids along with their parents getting outdoors, enjoying nature and learning more about our feathered friends,” Rusert said. ”Sonoma Valley is a wonderful place to bird and there is an amazing amount of diversity here year round.”

Advance registration required. The cost is $10 per person online at Parking is $10 per car at the entry kiosk, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen.

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