Calendar: Field Trips
Join one of our many free field trips led by an experienced leader. You do not have to be a member to participate, although we are sure you will want to join us to support these popular activities.
Unless specified, advance registration for field trips is not required. Please contact the field trip leader if you have questions. Bring binoculars, field guides, layered clothing, snack, and fluids.
Field trip leaders - please use this participant sign-in sheet (PDF).
City of Sunnyvale Landfill
Wednesday August 5 12:00 PM (One hour)
Leader: Freddy Howell and Allen Royer. Birding geared toward beginners. Bring binoculars; loaners also available. An RSVP is NOT required, but you can contact the landfill coordinator, Silviana Ruiz, for directions or more details at (408-730-7545). Rain cancels.
Directions: Donald M. Somers Water Pollution Control Plant, junction of Borregas and Caribbean. Meet at Trailhead at north end.
Ano Nuevo State Reserve
Saturday August 8 8:30 AM (Half Day)
Cost: Parking fee of $10 per car
Leader: Bob Reiling: (408) 253-7527. Highlights: Possible birds include Bank Swallow, Marbled Murrelet and early returning shorebirds.
Difficulty Level: Plan on a 3-4 mile walk (half of it in sand), fog, bright sun and wind.
Notes: Bring a scope, lunch, liquids, and dress in layers.
Directions: The entrance is along Hwy 1 about 30 miles south of Half Moon Bay or 20 miles north of Santa Cruz. Meet at the far (south) end of the parking lot.
Saturday August 15 8:00 AM
Leader: Nick Yatsko: (408) 891-3187. Half day. This trip is recommended for beginning birders but all are encouraged to attend. Bring your spotting scope and a friend.
Directions: From Hwy 101 in Mt. View take San Antonio Rd. north to Terminal Way parking area. Meet at the entrance nearest San Antonio Rd.
"Early Bird" Shorebird walk - for families and children
Saturday October 17 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Location: Charleston Slough in Mountain View.
As a part of our 23rd Annual Wildlife Education Day, come join us on this kids-and-families field trip to explore the wonders of the San Francisco Bay Lands. Led by experienced birders, this is a great opportunity to learn about the birds that live in our diminishing wetlands. Afterwards, we encourage all participants to join us at McClellan Ranch for the 23rd Annual Wildlife Education Day!
Binoculars and field guides available for use upon request. RSVP is required. Call (408) 252-3740 or email [email?protected]
Directions: To get to Charleston Slough from the South Bay, take 101 N (or 85 N to 101 N) to Mountain View. Exit San Antonio Rd., and go RIGHT off the freeway towards the Bay. Follow San Antonio until it dead ends at Terminal Blvd. Park in the available spaces and meet at the trailhead on the corner of San Antonio and Terminal.
From the North Bay: Take 101 S to Mountain View. Exit San Antonio Rd. NORTH, and go towards the Bay. Follow San Antonio until it dead ends at Terminal Blvd. Park in the available spaces and meet at the trailhead on the corner of San Antonio and Terminal.