See the world with new eyes –
take a birding class this fall!
Increase your enjoyment and understanding of our beautiful Bay Area! Take a birding class and see the world around you with new eyes. Autumn is a great time to start birdwatching, and we have several Beginning and Advanced Beginning Birding classes that will start in late September.
Birding will deepen your enjoyment of activities like hiking, biking, and camping. It’s a fun excuse to get outdoors and away from your computer! Plus you’ll become part of a community of smart, engaged people who care about wildlife and Bay Area nature.
Online registration for our fall Beginning and Advanced Beginning classes will open on Wednesday July 22. No experience necessary for Beginning classes. We’ll teach you everything, from how to use binoculars to the best local spots to find birds. For dates and other details, see the Classes page of our web site.
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Upcoming Field Trips
Birding By the Bay: Shorebird Migration and More
Friday, July 31, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Juan-Carlos Solis, JuanCarlos@QuetzalAdventures.com, (925) 222-8573
Explore the southeastern shore of San Francisco Bay and look for migrating shorebirds, their …Read More »