Welcome!

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

Join me for my Birding by Ear Fall classes at Golden Gate Audubon Society. The six week course runs September 28 – November 4.  Field trips are scheduled for Tilden Park, Coyote Hills, Valle Vista, Mitchell Canyon, Sibley Volcanic, and Five Brooks. Field trips are subject to change. This session is currently full.

GGAS Birding Hot Spot Vollmer Peak.  For my Birding by ear classes, each spring I schedule Dawn Chorus walks on Vollmer Peak, Tilden Regional Park.  Read my article to get an idea about birding on this lovely trail.

Take a look at the course from The Cornell Lab on How to Identify Bird Songs.

A female Nuttall’s Woodpecker give the “Kweek” call at the beginning of this movie (Red-breasted Nuthatch singing in the background). Recorded in Orinda, CA on 19 March 2017.

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

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