Bird & Plant Id Walks

Lake Cunningham Park is home to a wide variety of resident and migratory birds, as well as a growing number of native plants. Four times a year, at the start of each season, Vicki Silvas-Young leads a Bird and Plant Identification Walk at Lake Cunningham Park. The chosen date is on or close to the start of each season: First Day of Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter. These walks are free and open to the public. (There is a parking fee per vehicle.)

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Blue elderberry (above) and Bee’s Bliss sage (below)

The walk starts in the Marina Parking Lot and follows the Inner Lake Path to the Native Garden and back.  We look at the birds and plants we encounter along the way, and Vicki tells us about their natural history and helps us learn the key identifying characteristics of each.

Below find the handouts for each of our walks. Download them to your smartphone or print them off for easy reference.

  1. Birding for Beginners
  2. Good Binoculars
  3. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Saturday, December 18, 2021

Handouts from previous walks are archived here:

  1. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall Walk, Sunday, September 19, 2021
  2. [No walks were held March 2020-June 2021 due to the pandemic]
  3. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Sunday, December 22, 2019
  4. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall, 2019, Sunday, September 22, 2019
  5. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Summer Walk, Sunday, June 23, 2019
  6. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Spring Walk, Sunday, March 24, 2019
  7. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Sunday, December 23, 2018
  8. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall Walk, Sunday, September 23, 2018
  9. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Summer Walk, Saturday, June 16, 2018
  10. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Spring Walk, Sunday, March 18, 2018
  11. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Saturday, December 16, 2017
  12. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall Walk, Sunday, September 24, 2017
  13. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Summer Walk, Sunday, June 18, 2017
  14. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Spring Walk, Sunday, March 19, 2017
  15. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Sunday, December 18, 2016
  16. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall Walk, Sunday, September 18, 2016
  17. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Summer Walk, Sunday, June 12, 2016
  18. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Spring Walk, Sunday, March 20, 2016

Birds of Lake Cunningham

Here are photos and lists of birds seen at Lake Cunningham Park taken and compiled by volunteers/citizen scientists. We encourage you to log your observations on eBird.org. Please share your photo albums on this page by emailing a link to chhaprahiya@yahoo.com

Anthony Fuccella’s Photo Album 2021-03-21
Anthony Fuccella’s Photo Album 2021
eBird Lake Cunningham Bird List has 200 species!
eBird Lake Cunningham Bird Observations by Month
Leah Moffatt’s Photo Album