Pier 94, San Francisco eastern waterfront

Pier 94, San Francisco 480 Amador Way, San Francisco, CA

Volunteers will help with a variety of activities at Pier 94 on San Francisco's eastern waterfront, including planting native plants and removing invasive non-native plants along the Wetlands shoreline and Uplands. Detailed meeting spot and directions will be emailed to registered participants. Wear closed-toe shoes, and bring and wear Covid mask. Bring your own gloves ... Read more

SF 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

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

Salesforce Park

Sitting above the new Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco, Salesforce Park is an oasis for humans and urban birds alike. Join this meditative and educational walk, which will focus on observing resident and migrant birds. This walk recurs on the first Wednesday of each month. Observant kids of all ages are welcome with adults. ... Read more

Heron’s Head Park, San Francisco

Heron’s Head Park, San Francisco Cargo Way & Jennings Street, San Francisco, CA

Volunteers will help with a variety of activities at Heron’s Head Park in southeast SF including removing invasive non-native plants along the Wetlands shoreline, picking up trash, and planting native plants/maintaining native plant habitat. Volunteers should meet at the EcoCenter just beyond the parking lot. Advance registration required. We also require all participants to read ... Read more

VALLE VISTA EBMUD WATERSHED

Birding in the Moraga area on level trails and fire roads owned by East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). This area features a variety of habitats: chaparral and scrub, grassland, pine-oak woodland, marsh, and the top of the reservoir. Likely birds include raptors, sparrows, California Thrasher, nuthatches, wrens, and the shy Wood Ducks. We will ... Read more

Middle Harbor Shoreline (Oakland)

Join us along the Oakland shoreline focusing on wintering shorebirds. We will begin an hour after low tide. We will mostly be on paved paths with a short section of sand. Scopes are very beneficial at this location and appreciated. Leader: Megan Jankowski, , MINDFULDOCUMENTATION@GMAIL.COM, cell (415) 515-0732 This trip is free but advance registration ... Read more

Point Reyes National Seashore (Marin County)

We’ll meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center and walk the Earthquake Trail , which is level and paved. Other stops will depend on what is happening in migration and on the weather. On this less than a mile long loop you can typically see California land birds like the Anna's Hummingbird, the Acorn Woodpecker ... Read more

Berkeley Aquatic Park

All are welcome but LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks are especially invited to a participatory field trip. Everyone can help the group spot birds, and thus will contribute to our knowledge. There should be large birds that can be seen without binoculars, including migratory and winter water birds. We will likely discover land birds by sight ... Read more

Bison Paddock, Golden Gate Park

Bison Paddock, Golden Gate Park 1237 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco, CA

Restore White-crowned Sparrow habitat with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and Golden Gate Audubon Society at the paddock perimeter native plant gardens. See the Bison and the birds! Advance registration required. We also require all participants to read and accept Golden Gate Audubon’s VOLUNTEER LIABILITY WAIVER. By registering for this event, you acknowledge your acceptance ... Read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline, Oakland

Arrowhead Marsh - MLK Regional Shoreline Park Oakland, CA

Join us to restore shoreline habitat for endangered Ridgway's Rails and other waterfront birds in this lovely, popular Oakland park. Our work sessions always include some time looking for and learning about local bird life! Wear closed-toe shoes, and bring and wear a Covid mask. You may bring your own gloves, or we can provide ... Read more

Emeryville Marina High Tide

We will stroll along the bay to the high tide shorebird roost along Powell St. We'll be scoping the bay for diving ducks, grebes, loons and cormorants. The shorebird high tide roost itself can be fantastic if not disturbed by dogs. After observing the high tide roost those who feel like hiking will continue to ... Read more