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You can also call us to register for classes at (415) 663.1200, extension 373 or click here to print a registration form that you can mail or fax to us.
We offer gift certificates for specific classes or the dollar amount of your choice. Email or call (415) 663-1200 ext. 373 and we can create a certificate for you to give as a gift.
We offer our Seniors 62 or over and students with a current Student ID discounts on all our Field Seminars. Please Email or call (415) 663-1200 ext. 373 to find out more information on our Senior & Student Discount program.
Saturday, November 19 • 9 AM - 4 PM • $150 ($130 PRNSA Members)
San Francisco Bay, the largest and one of the most important estuaries along the Pacific Flyway, is right in our own backyard. Join John and Dolphin Charters as we cruise from Berkeley to Point Bonita and north into San Pablo Bay, hugging the shorelines that are home to thousands of wintering birds. Leaving from Berkeley, we will pass Alcatraz and head toward Point Bonita, where we will tour the southern edge of the Marin Headlands and, weather-permitting, travel under the Golden Gate Bridge to the point. Continuing on our exploration, we will travel along the shore of Angel Island, under the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge, past the Marin Islands, the Brothers and Sisters Islands, over to Red Rock and back down along the Richmond Shoreline. This trip offers views of hundreds of scaup, scoters and other waterfowl in stunning locations, many of which can only be viewed by boat. In addition to the many ducks, loons, grebes and gulls that come into the Bay for the winter, we can also expect to see resident cormorants, pelicans and murres. We will also find seals and sea lions feeding and basking and, with luck, an occasional porpoise.
Please call (415) 663-1200 ext. 373 to register.
Saturday, December 3 • 9 AM - 3 PM • $80 ($60 PRNSA Members)
Fall and winter are actually the seasons of greatest abundance form many birds at Point Reyes. Coastal estuaries such as Limantour Estero are extremely rich feeding areas for thousands of ducks, shorebirds, grebes and other water birds. Over ten species of hawks, falcons and other raptors occur in large numbers due to these rich feeding conditions. Warblers, thrushes, kinglets, flycatchers and other land birds are also found here in huge numbers. The annual Christmas Bird Count often records more individuals of many species than any other location in the country. This class will cover the basics of field identification in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. While observing birds in a variety of habitats, this program will offer insights into the use of binoculars, scopes and field guides. David will share techniques that will enhance your birding skills. Come discover why birding is one of the most popular pastimes in the country and why Point Reyes is one of the best locations to enjoy it.
Sunday, December 4 • 9 AM - 3 PM • $80 ($60 PRNSA Members)
This class will expand on the concepts and skills covered in Birding 101. Participants will learn ecological associations – why certain birds are found in specific habitats and not others. Identification of more challenging groups such as distant raptors, female ducks, shorebirds and sparrows, thrushes and pipits (LBJs – little brown jobs) will also be a focus. This class will visit a variety of west Marin habitats that were not explored during the first class. Behaviors and calls of forest and other birds will also be covered. Registration in Birding 101 not necessary.
Sunday, December 11 • 9 AM - 3 PM • $80 ($60 PRNSA Members)
Many birders find identifying gulls an intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be! Join Lisa to learn some simple strategies that can take some of the intimidation and frustration out of gull identification. You won’t become an expert overnight, but you may become more courageous! We will start in the classroom with slides and discussion, and then head outdoors to practice identifying gulls in the field and on the fly.
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