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.

Field Reports

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Mono Lake

Eastern Sierras, Yosemite and Mono Lake Area

Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt

Upcoming Tours 2019 NEW!
Bolinas Tour
Sat. Nov. 2,  9am-12pm 
Las Gallinas Wetlands, San Rafael

At Las Gallinas hundreds of acres of grasslands, ponds and marshes extend around a small water treatment facility. In the distance, the marshes are surrounded by the beautiful hills of Marin. ..... Read more

Bolinas Tour
Sat. Dec. 14, 10am-4pm
Birds of Bodega Bay and Sonoma Coast

Scenic Bodega Bay, nestled on the Sonoma coast west of Sebastopol, is one of our most exciting Bay Area birding locations in the winter. In recognition of its migration hot-spot status, it has been designated as an IBA (Important Bird Area) by the American Bird Conservancy. .... Read more

Fri-Sunday, Nov. 8-10
A Birder’s Tour of Santa Cruz: Beaches to Redwoods, Shorebirds to Songbirds

Santa Cruz, located just south of San Jose, is known for its beaches, amusement park, surfers and university. But with its dramatic coastline and many parks, this college town is also known for its great birding, especially in the fall and winter. Among the ocean headlands, beaches and forests you can find many ducks, raptors, shorebirds, grebes, pelicans and songbirds. .... Read more