Elsie Roemer & Crab Cove (Alameda)

This trip to Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary and Crab Cove is timed with the tides, so that feeding shorebirds are close in. The millions of shorebirds that winter on San Francisco Bay make it a state and global Important Bird Area. It is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and is also designated ... Read more

Fort Mason (San Francisco)

Meet in front of the Fort Mason Community Garden to explore several different habitats in this compact part of GGNRA. Although fall migration will be almost done, there could still be  flycatchers, vireos, warblers and sparrows coming through.  The garden should have a variety of land birds, and there may still be flycatchers, vireos and ... Read more

Berkeley Bird Festival Field Trips

On Sunday October 17, the Golden Gate Audubon in collaboration with the California Institute for Culture, Art and Nature will host the inaugural Berkeley Bird Festival. In addition to family friendly activities, bird-chalk art, bird-themed performances and conservation educational opportunities, we will also be offering eight guided field trips throughout the day in the greater ... Read more

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (Oakland)

Explore the Oakland shoreline with a focus on wintering shorebirds, ducks, grebes and gulls. The trip will mostly take place on flat surfaced paths. Children are welcome. Please, no dogs. Results from our observations will be reported on eBird (an online database for bird observations). Include your email when you sign in on-site if you ... Read more

Alameda Creek-Coyote Hills Bike Ride

Ride with us along Alameda Creek to Coyote Hills looking for waterbirds, raptors and passerines.  Due to drought the creek and main marsh may be drier and waterbird numbers lower than usual, but we also usually see a good assortment of passerines and raptors on this trip. We'll cycle a maximum of 20 mostly flat ... Read more

Albany Bulb

Explore one of the most exciting and diverse areas for birds in the East Bay on a 2 to 4.5 hour tour (depending on time of year and how many birds are present!) of the Albany Bulb. Situated directly across the Bay from the Golden Gate, the waterfront gives great views of an important stopover ... Read more

Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park (Oakland)

This is the real start of the winter season at Lake Merritt and we have a good chance of seeing most of the arctic and subarctic migrant ducks and grebes, plus assorted warblers and sparrows. There'll be enough repetition for newcomers to develop solid understanding of the regular avian residents, along with enough to see ... Read more

Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve (San Francisco)

We’ll cover about two miles with significant climbing on mostly well-graded trails with some rocky spots and exposed roots (sutrostewards.org/trail-map) in the UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve. The preserve is a 61-acre remnant of more than 2000 acres of eucalyptus trees planted by Adolf Sutro. We will be looking and listening for birds and ... Read more

Middle Harbor Shoreline (Oakland)

Join us for a walk along the Oakland shoreline focusing on wintering shorebirds, ducks, grebes and gulls. We will begin a bit after high tide. Walking is mostly 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 ... Read more

Recurring Event Salesforce Park Bird Walk

Salesforce Park Bird Walk

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

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

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