Discover the
Beauty of Birds

Birding and natural history classes, field reports, essays and tours around the Bay Area, California and the West with Ted Pierce.

Welcome to Birding with Ted!

Voted Best Avian Educator by the Editors of the East Bay Express, Ted Pierce shares his philosophy about birding and life. Ted teaches how to enjoy bird watching in a collegial and fun manner. The goal isn't to build up the competitive "life list" of species seen; rather it is a way to learn about the environment and to sharpen one's observation skills. At this website, you can explore Ted's upcoming tours, classes, field reports and nature essays. Look for periodic updates.

Please visit our brand new "Ornithomania" blog!

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Make sure you visit the blog to keep up with news of Ted's birding trips around California and the U.S.

New interactive Calendar of Tours & Classes!

Tour and class dates are viewable in a calendar or list format. Clicking on a tour will take to you a more detailed description and pricing information. You can still find upcoming tours, trips & classes on the tours and classes pages.





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Upcoming Tours
Bolinas Tour
Sat. Sept. 23, 10am-4pm
Beaches, Boardwalks, Surf and Shorelines: A Birder’s Tour of Santa Cruz

With its many parks, rocky cliffs and dramatic coastline, this Coney Island of the West is also a favorite spot for birds. Its many wild areas include ocean headlands and inlets, beaches and redwood forests. We will try to sample as many habitats as possible ..... Read more

Bolinas Tour
Oct. 26-29 (Thurs.-Sun.)
Klamath Basin Weekend Tour, Northern California/Oregon Border

In the fall of each year, migrating wildfowl, shorebirds and raptors by the millions pass through the great complex of wildlife refuges at the California-Oregon border known as the Klamath Basin. ..... Read more

Sat. Nov. 18, 10am-4pm
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, Merced

In the winter they host hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, Sandhill cranes, shorebirds and raptors. Hawks of all kinds, from Red-tails and harriers to kites and falcons, are commonly seen...
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