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Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Every Saturday

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May.

These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of the nests brooding the chicks, feeding the chicks, etc. Interns and volunteers from the San Francisco Nature Education will let you peek into the Great Blue Heron nests and answer questions.

2017 Season: April 15, 22, 29, and May 6, 13 and 20.

Free Program – Interns and volunteers, using spotting scopes, will show the herons and chicks and explain their behavior. Observation deck is open from 10 am to 1 pm.

Naturalist-led Walk (Adults: $10, young adults and children free.) – To observe chicks and other nesting birds from various spots around the Lake and Strawberry Island. Terrain is mostly flat. 10:15 am-12:15 pm – meet at observation site.


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