Point Blue offers on-site explorations of our cutting-edge field studies and projects.  These walks are a way for our members and the public to learn first-hand about the work we are doing, interact with our staff, and become ambassadors for ecosystem conservation.

Some of our walks are member-exclusive.  If you are not a member, you can join  when you sign up.  Members can bring non-member friends for $25 per person, age 17 and under free.  Check out the schedule below.

Just about all of our walks require sign-up.  Unless otherwise noted in the walk description below, contact Alison Romano, Membership Manager, at aromano@pointblue.org or 707-781-2555 ext. 320 to sign up for walks.  Please let Alison know all the names of the attendees who would like to sign up.  Most walks will have a maximum sign-up limit of 15-20 people and a minimum sign-up of 5.   

To determine if a Point Blue walk is canceled, please call (707) 781-2555, ext 355. RAIN CANCELS.

Point Blue urges birders and wildlife watchers to act responsibly while viewing birds and other wildlife. Please heed restrictions on access to land, respect nesting birds, and avoid disturbing birds and other wildlife while you are viewing them. For more information you can review the American Birding Association's code of ethics.

 

2014 Walk Schedule*

*Walks subject to change dependent upon weather, staff availability and unforseeable circumstances.  If you sign up for a walk you will be notified of any changes.  Check back regularly and also check the hotline above.

August

Sunday, August 3, 2014: Education, Restoration and Bird Adaptations, Pickleweed Park, San Rafael, CA, 9-11am.  Join Point Blue Educators as we walk along the San Rafael shoreline on the Jean and John Starkweather Trail.  Learn about Point Blue's education and habitat restoration programs in this community as we explore birds in several Bay Area habitats including tidal salt marsh and parts of the San Rafael Bay. 

Learn more about our education work at Pickleweed Park.

Members only walk. Become a member of Point Blue to attend.
Sign up required by Tuesday, 7/29/14. Contact Alison Romano, Membership Manager, at aromano@pointblue.org or 707-781-2555 ext. 320 to sign up.

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September

Saturday, September 6, 2014: World Shorebirds Day Walk.  Walk time and location coming soon, but will be in the SF Bay area. Visit the World Shorebirds Day official website to learn more about the event.

Public walk. Consider becoming a member of Point Blue to attend all of our monthly walks.
Sign up required by Tuesday, 9/2/14. There will be a 15 person maximum. Contact Alison Romano, Membership Manager, at aromano@pointblue.org or 707-781-2555 ext. 320 to sign up.

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October

Sunday, October 5, 2014: Mist-netting and More at our Palomarin Field Station, southern end of Point Reyes National Seashore, 9-11am.  Join Point Blue educators and intern biologists at one of our founding field-sites and the longest running North American bird banding study west of the Mississippi.  See science in action and songbirds up close as you learn about the many ways we collect the information that drives our climate-smart conservation work. Meet some of our intern biologists and learn how we train the next generation of conservation scientists.

Learn more about our work at our Palomarin Field Station.

Members only walkBecome a member of Point Blue to attend.
Sign up required by Tuesday, 9/30/14. Contact Alison Romano, Membership Manager, at aromano@pointblue.org or 707-781-2555 ext. 320 to sign up.

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November

Saturday, November 1, 2014: Partnering with Private Landowners for a Healthy Future, Chico, CA, 9-11am.  About 50% of future viable habitat for birds and other wildlife in California will be on private lands. Join Point Blue's Working Lands Director, Wendell Gilgert to learn about our exciting and innovative Partner Biologist Program which aims to build relationships with private ranchers and work toward ensuring a healthy future together.  Meet in the oak woodland foothills of the Sierra Nevada and learn how the program is catalyzing partnerships to keep habitats like these healthy.  

Learn more about our work on California's Private Rangelands.

Members only walk. Become a member of Point Blue to attend.
Sign up required by Tuesday, 10/28/14. Contact Alison Romano, Membership Manager, at aromano@pointblue.org or 707-781-2555 ext. 320 to sign up.

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December

Sunday, December 7, 2014: Winter Waterbirds of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, 9am-1pm.  Join Point Blue ecologists in the wetlands of the San Francisco Bay Delta at Staten Island and the Cosumnes River Preserve to learn about our long-term involvement in monitoring and guiding habitat management for wintering waterbirds.  The Delta is vitally important for California's water supply, agricultural activities and wildlife.  A large proportion of the state's Pacific Flyway migratory water birds rely on the region's agricultural fields and wetlands and astonishing numbers of waterbirds can be viewed in the winter months.  There are a number of challenges this area faces now with drought, increasing demands for water with an increasing human population, and the effects of climate change.  Come learn how Point Blue is using science to help guide management for ecosystem resilience using birds as indicators.  Meeting location to be announced, upon sign-up. 

Learn more about our work with wetland waterbirds.

Members only walk. Become a member of Point Blue to attend.
Sign up required by Tuesday, 12/2/14. Contact Alison Romano, Membership Manager, at aromano@pointblue.org or 707-781-2555 ext. 320 to sign up.

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