The Jetty Fishery place has never been welcoming to birders dating back many years. As Jimmy points out, you can access the jetty from Manhattan Beach State Park then walk back up along the bay for about a half mile or so, which basically gets you within a couple hundred yards of the Jetty Fishery. The little tidal flat behind the jetty has always looked like it had potential for something fun like a wagtail, or rare shorebird.
Money always talks. There is currently a Masked Booby regularly roosting on the end of dock at a bayside restaurant on South Padre Island (Texas). You have to walk through a long restaurant to get to where you can see the bird. The owners have been really great about letting birders go through the restaurant to see the booby and many of the birders are ordering food and drinks while there.
From: <obol-bounce...> <obol-bounce...> on behalf of Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:58 PM
Subject: [obol] visiting private property
I second Jimmy’s point about visiting private property. If there is a little store, buy something. This is a very basic courtesy when getting a free look from someone else’s land, especially a commercial site.
In Lane County one of the most obvious places where this is important is Darling’s Resort on the n. shore of Siltcoos Lake. It is one of the best places to view waterfowl, especially in winter when the general southwesterly inflow of air tends to move birds into the large “pocket” in front of Darling’s. I go there every winter. I always ask for permission to bird from the front of their parking and pier area. I have never been turned down. I often get some munchies at the store.
Access to other people’s land is a privilege and we need to make sure that birders always have a good reputation.