Bird & Plant Id Walks

Lake Cunningham Park is home to a wide variety of resident and migratory birds, as well as an increasing number of native plants. Four times a year, Vicki Silvas-Young leads a Bird and Plant Identification Walk here. The 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 at the Marina and follows the Inner Lake Path to the Native Garden and back. We look at the birds and plants encountered along the way, their natural history, and 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 Fall Walk, Sunday, September 25, 2022

Handout archive from previous walks:

  1. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Summer Walk, Sunday, June 26, 2022
  2. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Spring Walk, Sunday, March 20, 2022
  3. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Saturday, December 18, 2021
  4. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall Walk, Sunday, September 19, 2021
  5. [No walks were held March 2020-June 2021 due to the pandemic]
  6. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Sunday, December 22, 2019
  7. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall, 2019, Sunday, September 22, 2019
  8. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Summer Walk, Sunday, June 23, 2019
  9. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Spring Walk, Sunday, March 24, 2019
  10. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Sunday, December 23, 2018
  11. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall Walk, Sunday, September 23, 2018
  12. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Summer Walk, Saturday, June 16, 2018
  13. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Spring Walk, Sunday, March 18, 2018
  14. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Saturday, December 16, 2017
  15. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall Walk, Sunday, September 24, 2017
  16. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Summer Walk, Sunday, June 18, 2017
  17. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Spring Walk, Sunday, March 19, 2017
  18. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Winter Walk, Sunday, December 18, 2016
  19. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Fall Walk, Sunday, September 18, 2016
  20. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Summer Walk, Sunday, June 12, 2016
  21. Bird & Plant List for 1st Day of Spring Walk, Sunday, March 20, 2016

Birds of Lake Cunningham (Photo Archive)

Visit this page to see the wide diversity of birds photographed at Lake Cunningham Park.