Waterbird Festival

Visit us on January 21st 2017 for the 4th Annual Waterbird Festival!



Celebrate scaups, scoters, cormorants and more! Visit Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary for naturalist-led bird walks, exclusive field trips, and fun bird-themed activities. Bring a pair of binoculars or use our spotting scopes to see the waterbirds that call Richardson Bay home.

These are just some of the things that are planned:

  • Peter Pyle Gull identification bird walk
  • John Muir 'Jack' Laws sketching class
  • Rich Cimino's Birding Basics
  • Bird walks on Audubon Center grounds and Blackie's Pasture
  • Offsite field trips with Bay Area Audubon chapters.
  • Bay boat trip on the Outer Limits.
  • Kayak & paddleboard trip on Richardson Bay/Aramburu Isle
  • Photo exhibit of Audubon Magazine's 2016 Photography Award winners
  • Expert speakers, including John Kelly (Audubon Canyon Ranch) and Wendy Schackwitz (Napa-Solano Audubon Society)
  • Beach walk with Bay Shore Studies docents
  • Native plant walk
  • Food truck

Check back often for festival updates.


CURRENT SCHEDULE (subject to change):

Offsite Field Trips:

8:00am - 9:30am      Piper Park (Larkspur) birding w/ Rich Cimino * (RSVP)
9:00am - 12:00pm    MLK Regional Shoreline (East Bay) w/Golden Gate
                                     Audubon Society * (RSVP)
9:00am - 12:00pm:   **CANCELLED** Coyote Hills Regional Park (Fremont)
                                     w/Golden Gate Audubon Society 
* (RSVP)
9:00am - 12:00pm    Peña Adobe/Lagoon Valley Park (Vacaville) birding
                                     w/ Napa-Solano Audubon Society * (RSVP)
10:00am - 11:30am  **CANCELLED** Audubon Canyon Ranch, Martin
                                     Griffin Preserve (Bolinas) * 
10:00am - 12:00pm  BYO Kayak/paddleboard trip * (RSVP)  
11:00am - 2:00pm    Bay boat tour on the Outer Limits * (RSVP) ($)

Audubon Center Events:

10:00am - 4:00pm     Spotting scopes on Lyford House patio
10:15am - 11:30am   Bird walk on Richardson Bay Audubon Center
                                      grounds (RSVP)
10:30am – 12:00pm  Bird walk on Richardson Bay Audubon Center
                                      grounds (RSVP)
10:30am - 12:00pm   Birding Basics w/ Rich Cimino (RSVP)
10:30am - 3:30pm     Photo exhibit: winners of 2016 Audubon 
                                      Photography Awards
10:30am - 3:30pm     Lyford House open house
10:30am - 12:00pm   John Muir "Jack" Laws sketching class (RSVP)
11:00am - 12:30pm   Bilingual (English/Español) bird walk/observación
                                      de aves con WildCare (RSVP)
12:00pm - 2:00pm     Gull identification walk w/ Peter Pyle (RSVP) ($)
1:00pm - 3:00pm       Speaker Series (RBACS Blue Classroom)
                    - 1:00pm Wendy Schackwitz (Napa-Solano 
                                     Audubon Society): Big Year
2:00pm  John Kelly, PhD. (Audubon Canyon Ranch): 
                                     Waterbirds in Tomales Bay

1:30pm - 3:00pm       Beach Discovery Walk w/ Bay Shore Studies
                                      docents (RSVP)
2:30pm - 3:30pm       Native plant walk w/ Courtney Gutman

* - Offsite field trip.
RSVP - requires registration
($) - Event requires paid registration


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