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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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!

 

Field TripfeeSaturday May 25
Coyote Point Recreation Area, San Mateo (8:00 – 11:30)

Join us for a leisurely stroll around Coyote Point Park. 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: Troy Pittock  Register: https://bit.ly/3Tq5NAO

Field TripTuesday, May 28
Lower La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve, La Honda (8:00 – 11:00)

Easy, mostly level 2-3 mile walk in scrub, grassland, and a small forest. We'll look for resident grassland species including Wild Turkey, California Quail, and raptors. A primitive restroom is available, water is not.

Directions: Take SR 84 to La Honda, turn north on Sears Ranch Rd (opposite Apple Jack's bar) and follow it to the preserve parking lot, 900 Sears Ranch Rd.

Leader:Donna Pomeroy, dpom@ comcast.net  Register: https://bit.ly/4caJhn8

Field TripSunday, June 2
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. Our 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 then right on Sunrise Dr and park along the shoulder.

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

Field Tripbeginner and family walk Saturday, June 8
Mori Point, Pacifica (9:00 – 11:00)

Beginner and family-friendly bird walk on accessible level trails through coastal scrub, lagoon, salt marsh, beach, and ocean rocks. We will look for sparrows, finches, gulls, wading birds, seabirds, and more! Most of the walking is flat, with a slight incline toward the beach. However, the optional walk up to the elevated bluff is short but moderately steep and less accessible. Restroom and port-a-potty at the trailhead.

Directions: From SR 1 south of Sharp Park Rd, turn right on Mori Point Rd and follow it west to the parking area (798 Bradford Way) in Pacifica. Limited parking with nearby street parking.

Leader: Emily Kim  Register: https://bit.ly/3PamsWA

Field Tripmotor tourout of area trip  Thursday, June 13 - Sunday, June 16
Sierra Valley for Beginning and Intermediate Birders

Sierra Valley is a year-round birding paradise. In summer it is home to breeding songbirds, waders, and waterbirds. Sierra Valley's habitats support the Sierra Nevada's greatest diversity and abundance of birds. We will also spend some time in the Yuba Pass area. Our trip leader, J.R. Blair, is the former Director of the San Francisco State University, Sierra Nevada Field Campus. The trip will commence at 1:00 PM on Thurs, June 13 at the Field Campus in Sierra City and end about 12 PM on Sun, June 16. Our days will begin at 8:30 am. Participants are responsible for their own food, lodging, and transportation. Carpooling may be an option. Limit 10 people. Accompanied young birders welcome.

Directions: to be provided.

Email fieldtrips@sequoia-audubon.org for reservation requests.

Field TripSunday, June 16
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. Migrating breeding birds will be arriving. 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.com  Register: https://bit.ly/4a7jXMD

Field TripfeeThursday, June 20
Filoli Historic House and Garden, 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 1⁄2 mile, turn left into the property. Park under the oaks on the left side of the lot and look for the leader there.

Leader: Kimberlie Moutoux, kimberliemoutoux@gmail.com Register: https://bit.ly/4caQdAo

Field TripfeeSunday, June 23
Coyote Point Recreation Area, San Mateo (8:00 – 11:30)

Join us for a leisurely stroll around Coyote Point Park. 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: Doug Brown  Register: https://bit.ly/3Ta2dcX

If you'd like to help with SAS field trips, submitting content, co-leading, or volunteering to help with logistics 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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