Birds

Birds

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Hug

“What do you call a sea gull flying over the bay? A bay gull!” 

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Wimpfheimer

Many people have enjoyed the abundance and bird diversity at Limantour, Bolinas Lagoon and other West Marin sites.  However, few have been to the Hamilton Field Wetlands, which has some of the finest shore birding in the area.  This class will focus on bird...

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Klobas
Brooks

Join us for a spectacular day of winter birding in the Sacramento Valley’s Yolo County, an easy day’s drive from the Bay Area. Yolo County, with its varied landforms from Coast Range mountains to the great flood plain of the Sacramento River, affords us the...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 2:30pm
Wimpfheimer

Explore the birding paradise of San Luis Obispo County, where over 450 species of birds pass through. Our adventure will begin at Morro Bay State Park where the salt marsh, eelgrass beds, and tidal waters attract brant, ducks, shorebirds, gulls, terns, brown and white...

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Winter is actually the time of greatest abundance for many birds at Point Reyes. Coastal estuaries such as Limantour Estero are rich feeding areas for thousands of ducks, shore- birds, grebes and other waterbirds. Over ten species of hawks, falcons and other raptors,...

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Barnett

Spring is right around the corner, in fact for many birds it’s already here! Find out why Spring is a busy season in the avian world with hands-on investigations and time outdoors searching for birds.  We will begin our day exploring real bird study skins, skulls,...

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00am to 6:30pm
Klobas
Brooks

For many, when Sonoma County is mentioned, the scenic coast and inland vineyards come immediately to mind. As we will find, there is much more to the county as we seek the premier birding areas near the Petaluma River, through the inland hills, to the sloughs and...

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Marris

Owls are creatures of rare beauty and unique biological interest. They play an enormously important role in keeping the balance in nature. Come spend an evening with these creatures with large eyes and silent flight, and learn why they are so magical. In this class we...

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

The peak wildflower bloom is always an excellent time to take a rich, eight- mile walk along the Estero Trail to Drake’s Head overlooking Limantour Estero. Pausing to view the diversity of wildflowers and other plants along the trail will give us an opportunity to...

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Wimpfheimer

The varied habitats of Monterey are wonderfully scenic especially during the spring. Over 450 species of birds have been found here and the botanical diversity is also remarkably rich. On Friday, explore the justly famous Point Lobos State Reserve, peering into coves...