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

Alameda Creek-Coyote Hills Bike Ride

Ride with us along Alameda Creek to Coyote Hills looking for waterbirds, raptors and passerines. We'll cycle about 15 mostly flat miles, including a short distance on urban streets and possibly some packed dirt/gravel paths at Coyote Hills.  Bring binoculars and water, and wear layers.  Please bring snacks AND lunch, since there is no food ... Read more

Fort Mason (San Francisco)

Meet in front of the Community Garden to explore several different habitats in this compact part of GGNRA. This will be the beginning of winter, which means all our wintering species should be present, and the species count can be as high as 50.  We'll explore Aquatic Park for Red-Breasted Mergansers and other ducks, grebes ... Read more

Hilltop Lake Park (Richmond)

Join me for an easy stroll (about a mile) around Hilltop Lake in Richmond to look for ducks and woodpeckers, passerines and raptors.. Freshwater pond surrounded by willows, cattails, and native and ornamental trees and shrubs. Check out ebird bar chart for this location at Please bring binoculars. There is no bathroom at this ... Read more

Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park (Oakland)

Come see the winter migrants before the high season starts to wind down! Perhaps the second Tufted Duck of the year, reported in the lake's Laney Channel, will drift over for a visit.... MASKS REQUIRED FOR THIS FIELD TRIP Leader: Ruth Tobey,, (510) 717-3264; Hilary Powers, This trip is free but advance registration ... 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

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

Albany Shoreline

As winter closes and migration stirring begins, let's see who's still hanging out or stopping in on the Albany shoreline!  Waterbirds and shorebirds may already be in breeding plumage, and there's still hope for that adorable but elusive Burrowing Owl!  Returning birders, newcomers and all levels of experience welcome!  For a sense of how this ... Read more

Salesforce Park

Please join us in Salesforce Park.  We will take a leisurely stroll 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

Heron’s Head Park (SF)

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)

Today’s topic: Nice to Sparrows!: Margaret Morse Nice and Song Sparrow Studies. She was the first woman president of a major American ornithologist society, and the Wilson Ornithological Society’s award for “lifetime contributions to ornithology” is named for her. She studied song development in birds and language development in her own children. And she introduced ... Read more