Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Sequoia Audubon Field Trips

SAS Field Trip
September 25, 2021 — First field trip at Pillar Point Harbor (in almost 2 years)

Pre-registration is required for all field trips!

Because of the pandemic, we have made some changes to our field trip protocols and may need to make more changes in the future to respond to future public health orders, or other changes in conditions.

The full protocols and full descriptions can be found on the front page of the October 2021 Newsletter. Please read the full protocols in the newsletter. Very briefly they are:

  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. Social distancing: SAS requests all field trip participants be mindful of the CDC recommendations on field trips and take it as the responsibility of each participant to consciously try to adhere to social distance recommendations as much as practicable, as the COVID-19 virus omicron variant is known to be easier to transmit between people than other strains of the virus.
  5. 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. SAS now cancels field trips if the Air Quality Index is 150 or more at the location.

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


August 2021, San Mateo County COVID Update

Registration required for all field trips. See description for links &/or restrictions.

Field TripSunday, August 14, 2022
Sunrise Dr, Woodside (8:30 – 11:30am)

We will look for birds in an area of willows, oak and buckeye trees along a small creek and in second-growth redwoods.

We are likely to see both year-round resident birds, and summer visitors preparing to migrate. Our approximately 2.5-mile walk will take us by tributaries of Alambique Creek to a historic logging bridge. Most of the route is on paved or unpaved roads of slight to moderate grade. Typical woodland hazards such as ticks, poison oak, and yellowjackets are present in the area. 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 (La Honda Road) headed west from I-280 to the intersection with Skywood Way. Turn right on Skywood Way and follow it to the intersection with Sunrise Drive. Turn right onto Sunrise Drive and park alongside the right shoulder (In area near 100 Sunrise Dr, Woodside, CA 94062 on GPS). Air Quality Index over 150 cancels.

Leader: Christin New, e-mail: Co-leader Donna Pomeroy.


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Thank you! Doug Pomeroy, SAS FIeld Trip Chair

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


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