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The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center will host a hike on Saturday, September 17 at Oso Flaco Lake, which sits just north of Guadalupe and offers visitors one of the most scenic — and definitely well hidden — natural areas along the state’s coastline.

The easy hike starts at 8:00 a.m., and participants are asked to meet John Deacon, our bird hike leader at the trail head, located inside the white gate inside the parking lot area. Hikers will begin their adventure walking through a wooded area of arroyo willows and wax myrtle, where numerous species of songbirds make their homes, as they head to a bridge that crosses the lake.

Late summer/early fall is a great time to observe birds at Oso Flaco.  Our winter migrants will be arriving and many of our summer breeders should still be here. We can expect to see Pied Billed Grebe, Chestnut Backed Chickadee, Long Billed Curlew, Snowy Plovers, Sora, American White Pelica, and Black Crowned Night Heron.

Be ready to make the 3 mile, round trip hike.  Watch the weather and dress appropriately.  See you there!


Images provided by Marjorie Lane-Magnogna and John Deacon 

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