Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 18, 2018

Waterbird Festival 1/27/18

Waterbird Festival
January 27th, 2018
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
10:00 AM to 3:30PM
Celebrate scaups, scoters, cormorants and more at the Waterbird Festival. Join us 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.

There’s so much to see and do at the festival.  Check out the events below and RSVP today!

Review the event schedule below and then click here to register.


7:30 to 9:00 AMMorning Bird Walk with Rich Cimino
Piper Park in Larkspur, Limited Space Available

9:00 to 11:00 AM –  Bird Walk with Golden Gate Audubon Society
Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, Limited Space Available

10:30 to 1:30 PMBoat Trip in Richardson Bay with Outer Limits
Limited Space Available, $55 per person

At Richardson Bay Audubon Center – 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

  • Spotting Scopes on Lyford Porch
  •  Lyford House Open House
  • Art Exhibition in Lyford House

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Waterbird and Gull Identification with Peter Pyle Workshop
Limited Space Available, $20 per person

10:30 to 11:30 AM – Audubon Staff Led Bird Walks
Limited Space Available

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Birding Basics Class (Family and Youth Friendly) with Rich Cimino
Limited Space Available

Beginning at 11:00 AM Food truck, beer garden, and bluegrass music from Blue Summit!

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Exhibitors on Lyford Porch

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Bilingual (Spanish) Bird Walk with WildCare
Limited Space Available

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM — Nature Journaling with John Muir Laws
Limited Space Available

12:30 to 1:30 PM – Native Plant Nursery Work – Family-friendly and youth oriented

Festival Speaker Series – (Located in Blue Classroom)

1:00 – 1:40 PM Max Tarjan – Waterbird Program Director
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Overview of SFBBO Waterbird Program
1:45 – 2:25 PM Heather Robinson – Scientist, Farallon Institute Seabird Monitoring on Alcatraz Island
2:30 – 3:15 PM Bob Lewis, Bay Area Birder and Lecturer Supper for Sandpipers – Where and How Shorebirds Dine

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