Joaquin Miller Park (Oakland)

We will meet at the bottom of the Woodminster Cascade (the series of fountains)  for a walk through the forest of Joaquin Miller Park. Expect our resident breeding birds and migrating birds if we're lucky!  This walk will be moderately strenuous with elevation gain on both stairs and trails. Leader: Megan Jankowski, mindfuldocumentation@gmail.com, (415) 515-0732 ... Read more

Introduction to Point Reyes (Point Reyes)

Curious about birding Point Reyes but unsure of where to go? Join ranger Carlo Arreglo and explore some of the park's birding "hotspots."  Birdwatchers of all levels are welcome. We'll start at the Bear Valley area then drive towards the Outer Point with possible stops at Drakes Beach, A, B, and C ranches, the lighthouse ... Read more

Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park (SF)

All are welcomed on this easy-paced trip around Stow Lake in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. We will go around the lake, about one mile. The path is flat and paved, with many benches spaced along the way. Accessible bathrooms and parking are behind the boat house. Afterwards you have the option of exploring Strawberry ... Read more

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park (Bridle and Stream Trails)

Special target birds include California Quail, Wilson’s Warbler, Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Pacific Wren. This is a great trip for those who want to start learning to identify birds by sound, as several of the birds that make their homes here or arrive for the summer have distinctive songs and calls. (I’ll email some suggested birds ... 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

Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park (Oakland)

Come see what's happening at Lake Merritt as spring winds toward summer. Most of the winter migrants will be gone, but we have a chance to see some laggards, plus some local residents in the family-growth business.... MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS WALK.  Leader: Hilary Powers, hilary@salamanderfeltworks.com, Lyla Arum, lyla.arum@gmail.com This trip is free but advance ... Read more

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

Jewel Lake (Berkeley)

All shapes, sizes are welcome, though LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks are especially invited to this participatory field trip. We all benefit when anyone shares their observations, knowledge and enthusiasm!  Binoculars help, so let Rachel know in advance if you’d like a loaner pair. We'll explore 1-2 miles on flat terrain from the parking lot to ... Read more

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

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park (Stream Trail)

This is a shorter trip with less walking than our usual field trips at this location.  We will enjoy quality time, what Malcolm Margolis calls “deep hanging out,” but will finish before it gets really hot and the park gets very crowded on Memorial Day Weekend. Special target birds include California Quail, Wilson’s Warbler, Pacific-slope ... Read more

Salesforce Park

Please join us in Salesforce Park. We will take a leisurely birdwalk through the park and encounter common and not so common year round residents and migrant birds throughout the year. This trip is especially good for beginners as we often have very close views of the birds and can really closely study their distinguishing ... Read more