Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Marin Audubon does not anticipate offering field trips during the remaining months of 2020.
During this time, we encourage you to learn more about bird identification and behavior by participating in our Wednesday evening Zoom Webinars featuring different bird families commonly wintering in the Bay Area.
Marin Audubon kindly asks, should members visit birding locations on their own, to please practice social distancing and wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
We will reassess the COVID-19 situation in January and possibly resume our field trip program at that time. Please see the Field Trips page for a lineup of upcoming webinars.
Birding in Marin Field Trip Series
Birding in Marin Now in Its Seventh Year, by Jim White
Marin Audubon is happy to offer Season No. 7 of our Birding in Marin field trips, birding spectacular natural areas in Marin County. These field trips begin at 8:30 AM on the third Saturday of each month, celebrate nature with an emphasis on birds, and are free. We have a goal each year of identifying 200 species and make an effort to share each sighting with all participants. Throughout the first six years we observed 246 species.
In order to provide better coverage of the areas we visit, we are adding a second field trip in September and instituting an early birding opportunity at 7:30 AM on each field trip day near the trip starting location. A corollary of the proverb, “the early bird gets the worm,” is “the early birder sees the bird.”
Our schedule for 2020 is included below:
|2020 BIRDING IN MARIN FIELD TRIPS|
|DATE||TRIP LOCATION||7:30 AM STARTING LOCATION|
|January 18||Bolinas, Duxberry Reef||Stinson Beach|
|February 15||Nicasio||Roy’s Redwoods|
|March 21||Mt. Tam, Corte Madera Marsh – CANCELED||Mt. Tam Summit – CANCELED|
|April 18||Mt. Burdell – CANCELED||North of San Marin Drive – CANCELED|
|May 16||Muir Beach – CANCELED||Miwok Trail – CANCELED|
|June 20||Big Rock, Las Gallinas – CANCELED||Big Rock – CANCELED|
|July 18||Bear Valley, Five Brooks – CANCELED||Olema Marsh – CANCELED|
|August 15||Limantour – CANCELED||Sky Trail head, Limantour Road – CANCELED|
|September 5||Abbotts Lagoon – CANCELED||Inverness Tennis Courts – CANCELED|
|September 19||Drake Beach, Fish Docks – CANCELED||Drakes Corner – CANCELED|
|October 17||Rodeo Lagoon, Hawk Hill – CANCELED||Rodeo Beachv- CANCELED|
|November 21||Las Gallinas, Hamilton – CANCELED||Civic Center Pond – CANCELED|
|December 5||Bahia, Rush Creek, Deer Island – CANCELED||Cemetery Marsh – CANCELED|