Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Sequoia Audubon Sponsored Field Trips

Matt Hofeditz photo by Linda Vott
Visitors and guests are welcome!

  • All trips are open and suitable for beginners unless specifically marked.

  • Trips marked as Beginner's Trips include advice on binoculars and telescopes, and a short open-ended discussion on birding and the environment.

  • It is always a good idea to check with the field trip LEADER for confirmation on trips beyond the immediate area in case of last minute changes.

  • Note that some trips require reservations, see the individual descriptions for requirements.

  • Further information may be obtained from the listed Trip LEADER or from

  • A description for the event icons can be found at the bottom of the page.

  • This listing also includes trips and events not sponsored by Sequoia Audubon Society - listed for your information, only.

  • All phone numbers are for Area Code 650, unless otherwise stated.

Matt Hofeditz at Redwood Shores; photo by Linda Votteri

Note: All phone numbers are for Area Code 650, unless otherwise stated.


Weekday Walks and Field Trips with Donna Pomeroy on the First Wednesday of every month to some places we may not normally bird and usually in San Mateo County. For all trips carpooling is preferred. Contact Donna to arrange if a carpool location is not already suggested. Rain cancels trips.

Trip details found in dated listings below.

Leader: Donna Pomeroy


Don't forget to check Other Activities for field trips of interest not sponsored by SAS.

Field TripEnid Pearson Arastradero Preserve
Saturday, August 23,   8:00am - 12:00pm

Arastradero is a wonderful park with rolling hills, oak trees and meadowland. We will look for Bluebirds, Swallows, Lazuli Bunting, Acorn Woodpeckers and several hawk species. Golden Eagle is also possible here. We will walk 2-4 miles at a birders pace. It can get hot here so bring water. 

Directions: take highway 280 south. Exit Page Mill Rd and go west (right). Turn right on Arastradero Rd. The parking lot will be on the right.

Leader: Ginny Marshall

Field TripfeeCoyote Point County Park
Wednesday, September 3,   9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We will meet at the parking lot by the yacht club for a leisurely stroll around Coyote Point Park looking at the abundant shorebirds and hopefully, some fall migrants. With such a variety of habitats at Coyote Point, we should be able to see quite a number of species. There is an admission charge to the park of $6 or free for seniors.

Directions: Exit Peninsula Ave from Hwy 101and follow the signs to the park.

Leader: Donna Pomeroy

Field TripMoss Landing/Elkhorn Slough
Wednesday, September 10,  8:30am – 3:00pm - whole day trip

This trip will explore some of Monterey County's best fall birding hotspots.  We will plan to bird at Moss Landing, Moon Glow Dairy, Zmudowsky State Beach, and other spots as we have time.  Plan to have lunch with the group at a great local seafood restaurant.

Directions: Contact the leader to reserve a space and for carpooling and directions info.

Leader: Leslie Flint

Field TripSeabirds of San Mateo County
Sunday, September 14, 8:00am

Join Sequoia Audubon Society for a field trip to Pigeon Point to view seabirds. This is the companion field trip to the Sept. 11 presentation by Alvaro Jaramillo. Binoculars and spotting scopes advised if you have them. SAS will have a scope if you don't.  Dress in layers. It can be quite cool and breezy along the coast. Heavy rain cancels.  

Directions: Take Hwy 1 south from Half Moon Bay for 20 miles.  Turn right at the lighthouse and drive to the end of the road to the parking area.

Leader: Mark Kudrav

Contact: Malia DeFelice

Field TripEdgewood County Park
Sunday, September 14,   8:00am - hike will last 3-4 hours

Explore this gem of a park with Susie Hons. Hike through oak woodlands and natural meadows. Look for California Thrasher, Wrentit, Oak Titmouse and Western Bluebird year round. Hike 3-5 miles with some hills.

Directions: Take 280 to Edgewood Rd. in Woodside. Go east down Edgewood to the park entrance on the right. Meet at the Nature Center.

Leader: Susie Hons

Field TripfeeBluff Walk and Sweetwood Group Camp, Half Moon Bay
Saturday, September 27,   9:00 am – Noon

This approximately 2.5 mi. loop walk will take us through Sweetwood Group Camp and along blufftop trails that overlook Dunes State Beach and Venice State Beach.
Frenchman's Creek mouth and Pilarcitos Creek mouth will also be visited during our walk.

Beginning Birders Welcome!

Directions: Meet at the restrooms at Venice Beach State Park. Park at Venice State Beach for a $10 day use fee (which can be used at any State Beach that day)  or there is free street parking at the north end of Pilarcitos Ave., at Wave Ave. and on adjacent streets. If opting for free parking, park, then walk towards the beach, where you will intersect with the paved coastal trail. Head north along the paved trail to the meet-up location at Venice State Beach.

Leaders:  Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward

Additional Field Trips will be added as the information becomes available.

Legend of Field Trip Symbols

Field Trip Wildlife Viewing

fee Fee required for part or all of this event

out of area trip Trip beyond local area, perhaps including an overnight stay

volunteer opportunity Volunteer Opportunity

beginner and family walk Beginner/Family walk

nature walk or viewing Nature Walk or Viewing

pelagic trip Pelagic (Ocean) Trip

motor tour Motor Tour

wheelchair accessible Wheelchair Accessible

(not an official Sequoia Audubon event)


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