Celebrating Corte Madera Marsh
With Roger Harris, Meryl Sundove, and Jana Haehl Sunday, September 18 from 10:00 am to noon.
September captures the height to the return waterbird migration on the Pacific Flyway. We will start our visit to this important wetland at Marta’s Marsh, which was named after a former Town of Corte Madera town council member.
We will walk to the edge of the San Francisco Bay along San Clemente Creek as we watch for sandpipers and other waterbirds. Then, we will walk to a tidal channel to listen for and perhaps see the endangered Ridgway’s Rail, which is common in this marsh. Any number of birds of prey and ducks can be expected. In addition to hearing about the remarkable history of this wetland and observing the behavior of wildlife, we will also address coastal ecology.
Total distance walked will be about a mile and level. Bring your binoculars, if you have a pair. We’ll have a spotting scope to share; but if you have one too, please bring. There are no restroom facilities in the marsh.
From I-101, take exit 449A at Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera; go east 0.2 mile toward the bay; turn right at the Home Consignment Store and go 0.4 mile on San Clemente Drive; make the first left onto Harbor Drive for 0.2 mile; turn right onto Yolo Street for 400 feet. Then, turn left onto Channel Drive; we will meet where the road dead ends at the marsh.