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Tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area 45211 Co Rd 32B, Davis, CA

Guided in-person tours of local wetlands: Yolo Basin Foundation offers monthly tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and the City of Davis Wetlands. The tours are appropriate for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts and birders. These are driving tours on … Read more


Oh No, Not Gulls!

Red Barn Classroom at Bear Valley Visitors Center Highway 1 At Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

All birders have experienced that feeling of overwhelming frustration when trying to identify gulls. But this does not have to be the case. In this class, you will focus on developing a system for approaching gull identification in an enjoyable … Read more

$70 – $80

Volunteer Opportunity: Winter Solstice Self-Guided BioBlitz Event

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Alviso Environmental Education Center 1751 Grand Blvd, Alviso

Interested in a volunteer opportunity you can do on your own? Are you looking for an activity you can do safely with your family for the holiday season? Want to find a new way to celebrate the start of the … Read more


Winter Solstice Saunter

Mount Diablo State Park 96 Mitchell Canyon Road Clayton, CA

You’ll search for signs of the season, including mistletoe, Christmas berry, and those natural tree ornaments, “apple galls” and “California pears”. The trail passes under Foothill and Coulter pines, two gnarly conifer species that will never replace Douglas fir as … Read more


Down For the Count: Exploring Bird Diversity at Point Reyes

Bear Valley Picnic Area 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station

For over fifty years the Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has been an annual tradition monitoring the winter populations of over two hundred species of birds here. Point Reyes National Seashore and adjoining areas rank in the top ten … Read more

$70 – $80

Solstice Sea Star Search

Multiple Bay Area Locations!

Together with the Nature Conservancy, the California Academy of Sciences is launching a short campaign to gather observations of sea stars along our coast — the Solstice Sea Star Search! The goal is to search and hopefully find any sea stars … Read more


Winter Wonderland Walk

Sunol Regional Wilderness (Visitor Center) 1895 Geary Rd, Sunol, CA

The winter season is a wondrous time in the wilderness! Join this one-mile round trip (easy with about 300ft elevation gain) and discover what animals and plants do to prepare for cold months as we warm up with apple cider … Read more


Earthquake Walk

Los Trancos Preserve CA

Start your New Year with a jolt and join docent naturalists Stephen Buckhout and Lyle Rice for a fun and educational hike (appr. 2 miles) along the active but usually quiet San Andreas Fault. You'll stop to discuss the wonders … Read more


Explorer Hike: Winter Waterfowl

Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Study Area

Embark on a birding expedition with Docent Naturalists Kate Bauer, Mary Brunkhorst, and Dennis Smith to look for waterfowl and other birds. You'll enjoy the salt air and bay views as you leisurely walk (appr. 4 miles) the Bay, Levee, … Read more


U.C. California Naturalist Certification Winter & Spring 2023

Online Zoom

Stewards is pleased to host the UC California Naturalist Certification Program. This 9 week, 50+ hour class will introduce you to the wonders the Sonoma Coast and engage you in the stewardship of California’s natural communities. Through the University of … Read more