Calling all new or novice birders! Join us for a beginners birding walk exploring the bird life surrounding the Bear Valley Visitor Center within the Point Reyes National Seashore. We’ll saunter around the picnic and open areas, Morgan Horse Ranch, and depending on where the birds lead us, one of the nearby trails. We want to help and inspire bird-curious beginners to get out and appreciate the bird world! Don't be shy if you've never birded before - that's what we're here for! We’ll start with a tutorial on using binoculars and field guides, followed by an introductory discussion about birding. As we explore the area, stopping frequently to study the birds we encounter, we’ll discuss a variety of topics, such as: Techniques for locating birds, what sorts of details to notice when observing a bird, characteristics shared by common bird families, species identification, bird vocalizations, bird behavior, bird habitats, suggestions on how to continue learning about birds, and helpful resources. We’ll have the opportunity to observe and study a variety of birds, including raptors, sparrows, woodpeckers, jays, blackbirds, wintering warblers, and other songbirds.
Note: Though we’ll be walking slowly, for those with mobility issues, please be aware that we may be walking on unpaved trails.
-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
-Full and up-to-date details available on registration page, use link below.
-We will be meeting at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, GPS available upon registration
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in
- Refunds available for all classes 7 days in advance of the start date.
- Please follow the parking instructions for the facility used that day
- Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class
- Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes
- Sales end 48 hours before the start date.
- Waitlists are available if needed and go 10 participants deep
What to Bring:
Warm Variable Weather Clothing
Notebook and Pen/Field Journal
Eventbrite Confirmation Email
About the PRNSA Field Institute:
The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x307 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in becoming a member of PRNSA? Click Here!
Interested in becoming a PRNSA Field Institute facilitator? Want to take classes for FREE while helping out a great cause? Give us a call!
Are you an outdoor educator or artist who would like to teach a PRNSA Field Institute class? Shoot us an Email!