San Francisco Botanical Garden

Slowly stroll around the S.F. Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, exploring the many birds that thrive amidst several micro-habitats with more than 8,000 kinds of plants. This trip is oriented towards helping beginning birders develop their skills, and recurs on the first Sunday of each month. Entry to the Garden is free before 9 ... Read more

Lafayette Community Center (Lafayette)

This trail features a variety of mature trees and grassy hillsides alongside a stretch of riparian habitat. Raptors, nuthatches, and woodpeckers are sighted regularly, along with a variety of sparrows. This is a dirt trail, wide in most areas, mostly level although there are some elevation changes. There are no areas to sit along this ... Read more

Albany Mudflats, McLaughlin Shoreline State Park (Albany Bulb)

Migration is a fantastic time to see exciting shorebirds around the Bay.  So it's time once again to resume our monthly visits to the Albany shoreline.  Returning birders, newcomers and all levels of experience welcome!  For a sense of how this walk goes, here's a recent blog: We'll meet 45 minutes after (a low) ... Read more