For students of my birding classes and everyone interested in learning more about the birds and bird sounds in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Thanks to everyone who joined me on the evening walks through MDIA this summer at Mitchell Canyon to see Common Poorwills.  Listen to the two poorwills we saw and heard calling, side by side on the August 19 hike.

Golden Gate Audubon Society – Birding by Ear – Join my this fall for a study of bird sounds we might hear in fall! Field trip locations will include Tilden Regional Park, Coyote Hills RP, Diablo Foothills RP, Miller Knox / Richmond Shoreline and Five Brook, Point Reyes NS, Marin Co. The fall session is currently full.

April bird sounds recorded at Diablo Foothills – downloadable from SoundCloud

Cooper’s Hawk “Whaa” call.   Recorded 23 December 2015 at Diablo Foothills Regional Park, Walnut Creek.

The Official California Checklist by the California Bird Records Committee – Follows the new AOU changes!

Burrowing Owls - July 2013







Birding by Ear – Ten Tips on how to start birding by ear