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 3 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.
Saturday August 13 8:00 AM (Half Day)
Leader: Nick Yatso: (408) 247-5499 Notes: All are encouraged to attend but birding will be geared toward the beginning birder.
Directions: Meet at Terminal Way at the end of San Antonio Rd. north off Hwy 101 in Mountain View.
Ano Nuevo State Reserve
Sunday August 14 8:30 AM (Half Day)
Leader: Stephen Berlyant, (415) 420-3680. Highlights: Possible birds include Bank Swallow, Marbled Murrelet, Black Swift and early returning shorebirds. Difficulty: 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 as the weather can be variable. There is a $10 per car parking fee, meet at the far (south) end of the parking lot. Lunch Optional.
Directions: The entrance is along Hwy 1 about 30 miles south of Half Moon Bay or 20 miles north of Santa Cruz.