Ornithology
Field Trips, Fall 2018 (Tentative)
9 AM to 12 Noon


  September 23 (Sunday) - POINT REYES. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and head north on Hwy 101 to Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Go west through the towns of Kentfield, Ross, San Anselmo, and Fairfax to Olema. Turn right on Hwy 1 and then left, still on Sir Francis Drake through Inverness. Continue west out toward Point Reyes and turn left at the sign for Drake's Beach Visitors' Center. Meet in the parking area at the center. Travel time about 1½ hour

October. 13 (Saturday) - LAKE MERCED. Take Sunset Blvd. south all the way to the end and meet at the large parking circle at the north end of the lake. Travel time about 25 minutes. Note change in location!

October 27 (Saturday) - STOW LAKE - Golden Gate Park. Meet at the parking area for the boathouse at 8:30am (Note meeting time change)

November 25 rescheduled. Was Nov. 11 (Sunday) - COYOTE POINT. Take Hwy 101 south to San Mateo. Take the Poplar Avenue exit, turn right onto Humboldt Street, turn right onto Peninsula. Peninsula becomes Coyote Point Drive and enters the park. Inside the park follow the signs to CuriOdyssey. (CuriOdyssey was formerly known as Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education and is labeled as such on the website's detailed map.) Admission to the park is $5 but if you tell the attendant you are going to the yacht club you may not have to pay. Meet in the museum parking lot next to the rest rooms at 8:30am (Note meeting time change and date change). Travel time 30 minutes.

December 2 (Sunday) rescheduled. Was December 1 (Saturday) - LAS GALLINAS SEWER PONDS. From Highway 101 exit Lucas Valley Road/Smith Ranch Road. Drive east about 0.7 mile on Smith Ranch Road, then at the McInnis Park entrance, turn left to remain on Smith Ranch Road. Drive on Smith Ranch Road about 0.8 mile, to the signed trailhead at the end of the road. Travel time 45 minutes.

January 5 (Saturday) rescheduled. Was December 9 (Sunday) - SEAL ROCKS AND SUTRO PARK. Take Geary Blvd west; stay right on Point Lobos Ave. Just before you get to the Cliff House, turn right into the new paved parking lot overlooking the old Sutro Baths. Travel time 20 minutes.

We expect all trips to be held as scheduled regardless of weather, but please check this web page before leaving for possible last minute changes. . Estimated times are roughly from the John Adams Campus. Each site has been chosen to provide high species diversity in areas in, or close to, San Francisco. Lists of birds seen on past trips to these areas are available online. Please bring binoculars and scopes if you have them. Please keep valuables secure or leave them home. Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots. Avoid sunglasses if possible. Participation is at your own risk.

Trips are open only to registered class members. Guests may attend by permission of the instructor. Cost is $10 per trip. All fees must be paid in ADVANCE of the start of the trip.