Birds

Birds

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

There is a constant conversation going on in the wilds of Point Reyes. Those who have the skills and understanding to join the conversation can interpret the behavior and natural language of birds. Come learn about this lost art, and expand your knowledge of what’s...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Come spend the day looking for and observing migrant shorebirds that have traversed thousands of miles from their Arctic breeding areas. Some may stay within the rich habitats well into the winter. Others will pause only briefly before traveling south. Join David for...

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

This class will focus on the southbound shorebirds, songbirds, grebes, ducks and other birds found in West Marin during Fall migration season. Harry will take the class to visit mudflats, estuaries, forest and coastal scrubs habitats to find migratory birds enroute....

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

In this class Harry Fuller will discuss the known and likely effect of climate change on California’s birds with a specific focus on West Marin. We will review what’s already happening from range changes to West Nile Virus and there’ll be a discussion of likely...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Bodega Bay is one of the most popular birding sites in the Bay Area and with good reason. The tidal mudflats here are habitat for an excellent variety of godwits, smaller sandpipers, plovers and other species. Sandy beaches often provide Snowy Plover and Sanderling...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This tidal marsh just north of San Francisco Bay is an especially good habitat for viewing large numbers of migrant and resident shorebirds. Nesting avocets and stilts share the area with migratory godwits, peeps, plovers and phalaropes. Some species here are...

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Not only is Point Reyes one of the foremost locations in North America for finding birds, it also offers the most dynamic mix of coastal habitats on the California coast. In this class we will take advantage of this fortuitous confluence by spending a day exploring...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 2:00pm

This special class on migration will take place at the Point Reyes headlands giving participants a unique opportunity to study and appreciate this special area and its avian inhabitants. On the first day a series of short walks may take us to the Lighthouse, the...

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The coastal headlands, open rolling grasslands, and forest edges found around Point Reyes provide ideal conditions for a variety of our most dramatic birds of prey. In this class we will venture forth to explore the many habitats in search of dramatic birds such as...

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

The Point Reyes peninsula, with its mild climate and abundance of estuaries, lagoons, bays, and open ocean shoreline, is a hotspot for a large number and variety of shorebirds and waterbirds. Situated on the Pacific Flyway, Point Reyes is a wintering destination for...

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 3:00pm

California’s Central Valley hosts an astounding number of waterfowl during the winter. Exploring some of these habitats and discovering the myriad of geese, ducks, cranes, raptors and other birds will be the focus of this weekend class. On Saturday we will begin at...

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

There is a constant conversation going on in the wilds of Point Reyes. Those who have the skills and understanding to join the conversation can interpret the behavior and natural language of birds. Come learn about this lost art, and expand your knowledge of what’s...

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

For over forty years the Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has been an annual tradition monitoring the winter populations of over two hundred species of birds that winter here. The National Seashore and adjoining areas rank in the top ten of over two thousand...

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

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

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

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...