Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Sequoia Audubon Field Trips

SAS Field Trip
Filoli Field Trip


Pre-registration is required for all field trips!

  1. Advance registration and field trip size limit: SAS is currently requiring RSVPs for all field trips and is limiting the trip size. We are using Eventbrite as our reservation platform. Please no drop-ins.
  2. COVID Vaccination Required to Participate: SAS field trips are open to individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
  3. Participants required to sign liability waivers to participate: SAS is now using a electronic Waiver and Photographic Release Form that is sent to participants about a week before the event that is easily signed on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  4. Trip cancellations: If the weather is bad enough that you don't want to go on a field trip that day, chances are your trip leader doesn't want to go either! Field trips will typically be cancelled for heavy rain, but not for light mist.
  5. Please note that rain or Air Quality Index over 150 cancels, unless otherwise stated. Bring binoculars, water, snacks, sunscreen, and dress in layers as weather can change.

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

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eBird/GBBC Data Entry Best Practices document

Please note that rain or Air Quality Index over 150 cancels, unless otherwise state. Bring binoculars, water, snacks, sunscreen, and dress in layers as weather can change.


Pre-registration is required for all field trips!

>>> Registration links will be added when available <<<

Field TripThursday, July 11 NEW LISTING
Historic Union Cemetery, Redwood City (9:30 - 10:30)

Just added! "Mini pop-up" outing for beginners to discover our year-round resident birds and learn about our conservation efforts through Sequoia's Cavity Nesters Recovery Program.

Leader: Christin New, new.a.christin@gmail.com Register: https://bit.ly/3RYnNRX

Field TripSunday, July 21
Burleigh Murray State Park, Half Moon Bay (7:45 – 12:00)

This is a leisurely 3-4 hour walk of ~3 miles in this bird-rich gem on a level, gravel, former ranch road leading to the historic barn. There are pit toilets along the trail.

Directions: Take SR1 south from Half Moon Bay and then turn east on Higgins Canyon Rd. Due to limited parking, we will carpool up to the park. Meet at the lower parking lot for the Johnston House at 110 Higgins Canyon Rd.

Leader: Ginny Marshall, ginnybirder@gmail Register: https://bit.ly/3VI5anm

Field Tripbeginner and family walk Saturday, August 10
Palo Alto Baylands for Beginners/Families, Palo Alto (10:00 – 12:00)

Meet in the parking lot for the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, 2775 Embarcadero Rd. for a leisurely walk on level trails where we will explore this San Francisco Bay treasure. We should see a variety of shorebirds, waterbirds, and spring migrants. Loaner binoculars available.

Leader: JR Blair, jrblair20@gmail.com Register: https://bit.ly/4b0uERj

Field TripfeeFriday, August 16
Filoli, Woodside (9:30 – 12:00)

Join us for a 2-2.5 mile moderate walk on the Filoli Gardens and Estate trail. Habitats include mixed oak, redwood, madrone woodlands, riparian corridor, and historic horse pastures. Restrooms are available.

Directions: from Hwy 280, exit at Edgewood Rd and head west. At the T intersection, turn right onto Canada Rd. In ½ mile, turn left into the property. Park under the oaks on the left side of the lot and look for the leader there. Entrance fee.

Leader: Kimberlie Moutoux, kimberliemoutoux@gmail.com Register: https://bit.ly/3XvaoEa

Field Tripbeginner and family walk Saturday, September 7
Bedwell Bayfront Park (10:00 – 12:00)

Beginner and family-friendly bird walk on fairly level trails exploring the upland and wetland areas of the park. Raptors, egrets, and LBBs (little brown birds) can be seen. Loaner binoculars available.

Directions: From US 101, take Marsh Road east (SR84 East), then continue straight into the park. Meet in the parking lot near the restrooms.

Leader:  JR Blair, jrblair20@gmail.com Register: https://bit.ly/3VKQ1C0

Field TripSunday, September 8
Still Creek, Woodside (8:30 – 11:00)

Our ~2.5-mile hike will take us by tributaries of Alambique Creek to a historic logging bridge. The route has paved and unpaved roads of slight to moderate grade. There is no water or restroom at the parking area, although there is a pit toilet about 1/3 of the way along the walk.

Directions: Take Hwy 84 West, turn right on Skywood Way. Continue straight on Still Creek Rd. Once under redwoods (approx. 1/8 mile down the road), park along one side of curb.

Leader:  Christin New new.a.christin@gmail.com  Register: https://bit.ly/3z3Dtwz

Field TripfeeMonday, September 9
Filoli, Woodside (9:30 – 12:00)

Join us for a 2-2.5 mile moderate walk on the Filoli Gardens and Estate trail. Habitats include mixed oak, redwood, madrone woodlands, riparian corridor, and historic horse pastures. Restrooms are available.

Directions: from Hwy 280, exit at Edgewood Rd and head west. At the T intersection, turn right onto Canada Rd. In ½ mile, turn left into the property. Park under the oaks on the left side of the lot and look for the leader there. Entrance fee.

Leader: Kimberlie Moutoux, kimberliemoutoux@gmail.com Register: https://bit.ly/45njpkE

Field Tripbeginner and family walk Saturday, September 14
Nob Hill Pond, Redwood Shores (10:00 – 12:00)

A beginner and family-friendly bird walk in an excellent area to view a variety of ducks and waterbirds. Time permitting, we may check some other birding sites nearby. Restrooms are available in the nearby shopping center.

Directions: From US 101, take the Redwood Shores Parkway exit east. Turn right at the second traffic signal on Twin Dolphin Dr. Meet in the parking lot past the east end of Twin Dolphin Dr (follow the road to the left of the hotel parking lot.)

Leader: JR Blair: jrblair20@gmail.com Register: https://bit.ly/3Vl11o9

Field TripfeeWednesday, September 18
Coyote Point Recreational Area, San Mateo (8:00 – 11:00)

Meet us for a leisurely stroll around Coyote Point. With the large variety of habitats at Coyote Point, we should see a number of species. With luck we may see the resident Harlequin Duck. Restrooms available.

Directions: Exit Peninsula Ave. from US 101 and follow the signs. 1701 Coyote Point Drive. Meet near the yacht club. $6 admission charge.

Leader: Donna Pomeroy dpom@comcast.net Register: https://bit.ly/3yYhPd8

Consider sharing your enthusiasm for birds by becoming a field trip leader or co-leader. One doesn't have to be an expert; we'll train you and provide support to make it an enjoyable experience for all! Or if you know of some other areas that would be good for outings, please email fieldtrips@sequoia-audubon.org

Additional outings will be added as they become available. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for last-minute opportunities!

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

 

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