Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Sequoia Audubon Field Trips

SAS Field Trip
Sweetwood Group Camp, Half Moon Bay. Trip led by Malia DeFelice & Chris Hayward (on the far right.) Photo by Malia DeFelice


Visitors and guests are welcome!

  • All trips are open and suitable for beginners unless specifically marked.

  • Trips marked as Beginner's Trips include advice on binoculars and telescopes, and a short open-ended discussion on birding and the environment.

  • It is always a good idea to check with the field trip LEADER for confirmation on trips beyond the immediate area in case of last minute changes.

  • Note that some trips require reservations, see the individual descriptions for requirements.

  • Further information may be obtained from the listed Trip LEADER or from fieldtrips@sequoia-audubon.org.

  • A description for the event icons can be found at the bottom of the page.

  • This listing also includes trips and events not sponsored by Sequoia Audubon Society - listed for your information, only.

Note: All phone numbers are for Area Code 650, unless otherwise stated.

Recurring Activities

Field TripFIRST WEDNESDAYS

Weekday Walks and Field Trips with Donna Pomeroy on the First Wednesday of every month to some places we may not normally bird and usually in San Mateo County. For all trips carpooling is preferred. Contact Donna to arrange if a carpool location is not already suggested. Rain cancels trips.

Trip details found in dated listings below.

Leader: Donna Pomeroy dpom@comcast.net

2018

Don't forget to check Other Activities for field trips of interest not sponsored by SAS.

Field Tripbeginner and family walk Beginner / Refresher Bird Walk, Bedwell Bayfront Park
Saturday, November 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm

All are welcome to join Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park and Sequoia Audubon Society for a 1-2 hour beginner/refresher bird walk. If you are an educator who is bringing your class - or sending students on their own - we're very happy to have you! We do ask that you let us know in advance so we can ensure we have adequate leadership to enrich your students' experience. We should see wintering ducks and shorebirds, perhaps egrets, a raptor (hawk) or two, and some LBBs (little brown birds). Bring binoculars if you have them: if not, we'll share ours with you.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot by restrooms at Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road, Menlo Park. Heavy rain cancels.

For more information: Chris MacIntosh Contact: chrismac@alumni.upenn.edu or phone 650-839-1523.

Field TripEdgewood County Preserve from Education Center
Sunday, November 11, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Explore this gem of a park while hiking 3-6 miles through oak woodlands, some hills and natural meadows. Look for California Thrasher, Wrentit, Oak Titmouse & Western Bluebird year-round.

Directions: Take 280 to Edgewood Rd. in Woodside. Go east down Edgewood to the park entrance on the right. Meet at the Education Center.

Leader: Susie Hons Contact: susieturtlewings@mac.com.

Field Trip"Slow birding" Coyote Point and Seal Point Park — RSVP REQUIRED
Saturday, November 17, 8:00am - 11:00am

Coyote Point and the Bay Trail to Seal Point Park is a great area for winter birding. Most of the species of ducks, grebes, gulls, shorebirds, sparrows, and raptors that occur along the Bay in winter can be found here. We will take our time, walking slowly along the flat Bay Trail between Seal Point Park and Coyote Point, round trip distance about 2 miles. We will park at Seal Point Park. We will visit as the tide lowers, and there is a chance of seeing a great variety of species in a morning here! The trip is suitable for beginner and experienced birders alike.

Join leader Casey Girard to explore this fantastic winter birding location!

Please contact Casey at casey.girard@gmail.com for more information.

Field TripMillbrae Bayfront Park
Wednesday, December 5, 9:30am -11:30am

Millbrae Bayfront Park is one of the best locations in San Mateo County to look for the endangered Ridgway's Rail. As high tide approaches at 10:30, we will have a very good chance to see this normally elusive bird out in the open. This is also an excellent location to view the large number of ducks and shorebirds that use this part of San Francisco Bay as wintering grounds. Meet at the free public parking for the Marriott Hotel.

Directions: Bayfront Park is located at the corner of Millbrae Avenue and Old Bayshore Hwy. Take US 101 to the Millbrae exit, and go east. Where Millbrae Avenue ends, turn right onto Old Bayshore Hwy. Take your next available left (a turn lane is provided) into the Marriott Hotel's parking lot, and bear left. There are a handful of spaces here set aside for Bayfront Park or look for street parking on one of the side streets to the west of Bayshore.

Leader: Donna Pomeroy Contact: dpom@comcast.net

Field Tripbeginner and family walk Beginner / Refresher Bird Walk, Bedwell Bayfront Park
Saturday, December 8, 10:00am - 12:00pm

All are welcome to join Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park and Sequoia Audubon Society for a 1-2 hour beginner/refresher bird walk. If you are an educator who is bringing your class - or sending students on their own - we're very happy to have you! We do ask that you let us know in advance so we can ensure we have adequate leadership to enrich your students' experience. We should see wintering ducks and shorebirds, perhaps egrets, a raptor (hawk) or two, and some LBBs (little brown birds). Bring binoculars if you have them: if not, we'll share ours with you.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot by restrooms at Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road, Menlo Park. Heavy rain cancels.

For more information: Chris MacIntosh Contact: chrismac@alumni.upenn.edu or phone 650-839-1523.

Additional Field Trips will be added as the information becomes available.

Legend of Field Trip Symbols

Field Trip Wildlife Viewing

fee Fee required for part or all of this event

out of area trip Trip beyond local area, perhaps including an overnight stay

volunteer opportunity Volunteer Opportunity

beginner and family walk Beginner/Family walk

nature walk or viewing Nature Walk or Viewing

pelagic trip Pelagic (Ocean) Trip

motor tour Motor Tour. May include car pooling.

wheelchair accessible Wheelchair Accessible

bicycle Birding by Bicycle

 

2018 S.A.S.