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

American Avocet adult male. Photo by Richard Pavek

American Avocet adult male. Photo by Richard Pavek.

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:

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

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