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

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 stroll, which will focus on observing resident and migrant birds. This trip 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

Tilden Nature Area (Berkeley)

A gentle stroll to Jewel Lake and back on a wide dirt trail past the ponds in the meadow. A few benches along the way. Come along for a short while or the whole time. Leader: Alan Kaplan: LNKPLN67@gmail.com, landline (510) 526-7609 for messages This trip is free but advance registration is required. Registration will ... Read more

Blake Garden (Kensington)

Fall is a great time to see resident and overwintering birds at the Blake Garden when many broad-leafed trees are bare. The Blake Garden is a public garden and landscape laboratory. In 1957, the Blake Estate was deeded to the UC Berkeley’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. With nearly 1500 plant species and ... Read more