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

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

American Canyon Wetlands (Napa)

Come explore this wonderful area with me. We’ll stroll along a flat, easy 2 to 2.5 miles around Napa River wetlands with bordering woodland and grassland to see ducks, shorebirds, waders (including more Black-crowned Night Herons than you can count), raptors, woodpeckers, wintering sparrows and more. Check out the birds you may see at eBird ... 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

Miller-Knox Shoreline Park (Richmond)

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline is truly one of the gems of the East Bay. Along the shoreline, beautiful views of the Bay complement the opportunity to see a variety of waterbirds. As you head inland, you pass through open fields, dense scrub, and then up into the rolling hills, some of which are blanketed in forest. ... Read more

Fort Mason (San Francisco)

Meet in front of the Community Garden to explore several different habitats in this compact part of GGNRA. Although migration is over, there are a number of wintering species at Fort Mason, and the species count in November can be as high as 50.  We'll explore Aquatic Park for returning ducks, grebes and loons.  We'll ... Read more

Dotson Family Marsh and Giant Marsh (Contra Costa County)

At Dotson Family Marsh, we are likely to see sparrows and Western Meadowlarks in the grassland areas, as well as shorebirds feeding on the mudflat as the tide goes out. At the Giant Marsh, we will look for birds on the shoreline, in San Pablo Bay and in the upland eucalyptus groves. We will be ... Read more

Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park (Oakland)

We're into the peak season at Lake Merritt - just about everybody arrived; nobody departed. This is probably your best chance of seeing Barrow's Goldeneyes on the trip. No promises, but they tend to show up near the islands first, then move down toward Laney College, where we don't go....   MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS FIELD ... Read more

Event Canceled for Holiday -Treasure Island, with LEJ Native Plant Nursery

Treasure Island, San Francisco Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA

Volunteers will help with a variety of native plant nursery activities at the LEJ (Literacy for Environmental Justice) Native Plant Nursery on Treasure Island, San Francisco, including re-planting native plants to larger pots, pruning plants which are being propagated for San Francisco native plant and natural areas sites and removing invasive plants from nursery site. ... Read more

Aquatic Park (Berkeley)

Celebrate Buy Nothing Day by collecting bird sightings! All are welcome but LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks are especially invited to a participatory field trip. We all benefit when anyone shares their observations, knowledge and enthusiasm.  There should be large birds that can be seen without binoculars, including migratory and winter water birds. We will likely ... Read more

Event CANCELED for Holidays-North Lake, Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park, North Lake Chain of Lakes Dr E & John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco, CA

In partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, volunteers support habitat for local and migrating birds at North Lake in Golden Gate Park. Remove invasive plants and maintain gardens. Long term goal is to add more local SF native plants that provide food and cover for the many birds at this site. Advance registration ... Read more

Garretson Point/Arrowhead Marsh (MLK Shoreline)

This is a great place to see at least some of the birds fairly close up, and a rewarding place to bird for both beginners and experienced folks.  It’s a great place for families, as they can easily leave the trip at any time the kids (or adults) have had enough for the day. Bring ... Read more