Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
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 nine Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April, May and June.
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.
2018 Season: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, and June 2, 9, and 16
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.