The LightHouse Youth Program Presents Birding with the Blind: Identifying Birds Through Sound

Tom Grey GoldfinchJoin the LightHouse Youth Program as we explore the Quarry Lake Recreation Area for our first-ever bird identification hike. During the hike students will not be using binoculars, instead we will use our ears to identify the birds by sound. With help from the Merlin Bird ID Application, we will match the sounds we hear on our hike with recorded sounds from the app.

Who: Families with at least one low vision or blind student
What: Bird Identification Hike and Picnic
When: Saturday November 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Quarry Lake Regional Recreation Area located at 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, CA 94536
Meeting Location: We will gather at the Information Stand next to the restrooms and phone, closest to the main entrance and parking lots.
Transportation: Limited transportation from the Union City Bart Station can be made available upon request.
Cost: FREE
Waiver: Each participant must complete a LightHouse Youth Program Application, if you have not done so already.
What to bring: good walking shoes, a smart phone loaded with the Merlin Bird ID App, bag lunch, water bottle, warm layers of clothing and sunscreen.

Here’s more information about the Merlin Bird ID App. Please note that this app has some features that are not accessible with voice over.

If you would like more information or to RSVP for this event please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at (415) 694-7372 or by email at