Birding

Birding

Alcatraz Waterbirds Tour
Birding
Pier 33
Join Corny Foster, waterbird docent, to learn about the amazing bird communities on Alcatraz!
Alcatraz Waterbirds Tour
Birding
Pier 33
Join Corny Foster, waterbird docent, to learn about the amazing bird communities on Alcatraz!
On the lookout for hawks passing by
volunteer
Join the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory! Every autumn, the Golden Gate has more hawks, kites, eagles, falcons, vultures, ospreys, and harriers overhead than can be seen anywhere else in the Pacific States. GGRO volunteers have worked for more than three decades to track the populations of these birds of prey...
Colors of sunset wash over Sutro Baths
Hiking
  • Biking
The most gorgeous view possible of this location occurs during sunset. The rocky shore is even more dramatic when the surf is rough against it and the sun a warm orange-pink. The short path, beginning in the parking lot of Lands Ends Lookout off Point Lobos Street, will lead you...
View over Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
Hiking
  • Birding
Ditch the summer fog in San Francisco for the sunny peaks of our Golden Gate National Parks in Marin County. Have some fun in the sun on this moderate eight-mile hike and finish it off with a frothy pint at the local "English" inn! Along the way, you'll see newly...
Crissy Field activities
Hiking
  • Biking
Restored in 2001, Crissy Field wasted no time in becoming a San Francisco icon and a gem of the Parks Conservancy. The former military airfield now sports a clean, smooth promenade with views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, and the North and East Bays. It’s the perfect spot for taking...
Women’s Dipsea Hike
Hiking
  • Birding
Stretching from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, the famed Dipsea Trail is for hikers looking for a challenge. It begins in Mill Valley, climbs over a Mt. Tam ridge, passes through Muir Woods , and descends to Stinson Beach . When funding is available, the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative plans to...
Aerial view of the former Mill Valley Air Force Station atop West Peak
Hiking
  • Birding
For a look at the old Air Force station, start at the Mountain Theater overflow lot and cross Ridgecrest to start on the Rock Spring-Lagunitas Fire Road. Continue to Potrero Meadow and on to Rifle Camp. From there, cross the dry creek to the Arturo Trail and hike up to...
Visitors explore the Cataract Trail
Hiking
  • Birding
Located on the mountain’s wild northern slope, this hike starts on Cataract Trail, passes the Laurel Dell picnic area, then veers on to the High Marsh Trail and on to peaceful Potrero Meadows via the Kent Trail. The loop finishes with the Benstein Trail. With varied terrain, terrific views, places...
Hikers pause to enjoy the beauty of the Bootjack Trail
Hiking
  • Birding
This climb up the steep slopes of Mt. Tam reveals beautiful vistas of the Bay Area and the Pacific Ocean. The redwoods of Muir Woods gradually give way to Douglas fir, bay laurel, and tanoak as the trail wends upward. From the Bootjack Campground, established in the early 1920s, continue...