Bike and Bird, Coyote Point Park to Foster City

Join us for a ride from Coyote Point Recreation Area southward on the Bay Trail. We will bike ~ 15 miles on a flat, paved trail along open water, marshes, sloughs, small sandy beaches and some residential streets. We’ll look for ducks and passerines, shorebirds, Black Skimmers, possibly Red Knots, and raptors. See e-Bird list: ... Read more

Pier 94 (SF, Eastern Waterfront)

Pier 94, San Francisco 480 Amador Way, San Francisco, CA

Volunteers will help with a variety of activities at Pier 94 on San Francisco's eastern waterfront, including planting native plants and removing invasive non-native plants along the Wetlands shoreline and Uplands. Detailed meeting spot and directions will be emailed to registered participants. Wear closed-toe shoes, and bring and wear Covid mask. Bring your own gloves ... Read more

SF Botanical Garden

Slowly stroll around the S.F. Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, exploring the many birds that thrive amidst several micro-habitats with more than 8,000 kinds of plants. This trip is oriented towards helping beginning birders develop their skills, and recurs on the first Sunday of each month. Entry to the Garden is free before 9 ... Read more

Blake Garden (Kensington)

Spring has sprung! The Magnolia trees in Blake Garden are blooming. Come bird the garden with us to observe bird species arriving from their wintering grounds. The garden is full of bird chatter now as birds stake out their claim for the coming breeding season. If you are a regular visitor to the garden you ... 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

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park (Bridle and Stream Trails)

Face masks recommended, and required for anyone not fully vaccinated and boosted. 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 to ... Read more


Valle Vista EBMUD Watershed Moraga, CA

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

Lafayette Community Center

This trail features a variety of mature trees and grassy hillsides alongside a stretch of riparian habitat. Raptors, nuthatches, and woodpeckers are sighted regularly, along with a variety of sparrows. This is a dirt trail, wide in most areas, mostly level although there are some elevation changes. There are no areas to sit along this ... Read more

Aquatic Park (Berkeley)

All shapes and sizes are welcome though 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 discover land birds by sight ... Read more

Heron’s Head Accessible Birding Trip

All are welcome to join this accessible outing to see shorebirds, ducks, and other birds that visit Heron's Head this time of year. Bring binoculars and, if you have one, a scope. For those who wish to venture further, there is an option to follow the accessible path that leads to India Basin, just south ... Read more

Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve (San Francisco)

The UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve is a 61-acre remnant of more than 2000 acres of eucalyptus trees planted by Adolf Sutro in the late 1800s. UCSF has instituted a long term management plan for the OSP with the initial phase focused on removing dead and dying trees to improve fire safety. The Sutro ... 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