Birds

Birds

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

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...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

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...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Hamilton Wetlands in Novato, the site of a former air force base, is one of the largest restoration projects in California.  In just a short amount of time it has also become one of the most successful.  Even though some work is still ongoing, the number of shorebirds...

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Bergen

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...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Wimpfheimer

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 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

This class will expand on the concepts and skills covered in Birding 101, but anyone interested in birds or birding are welcome. Participants will learn ecological associations—why certain birds are found in specific habitats and not others, and much more! we'll work...

Saturday, November 14, 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, December 5, 2015 - 9:30am to Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
Wimpfheimer

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 13, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Hug

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

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Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Wimpfheimer

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 16, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
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, March 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fuller

Who’s around in winter?  Who’s around all year?  What are the factors that alter the breeding success of coastal and pelagic species along the California Coast?   Come spend the day with Harry Fuller to discuss these ocean related ideas and more! We will spend...

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fuller

There are already clear patterns developing among North American birds species.  Some migrants are wintering further north.  Mountain birds are being forced ever higher in elevation.  Changes are happening in breeding range, generally species moving northward.  What...

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fuller

Join Harry Fuller as we spend time in the field at Point Reyes National Seashore watching for nesting activity and territorial defense by mated birds in early Spring months.  In a mid-day presentation we will review some of the many species that breed before mid...