top of page

California in Fall - Birding Tour

Tour Overview:

If you want to experience the thrill of fall migration on the West Coast, then this is the tour for you! California is an amazing birding destination, and our ten-day adventure is designed to showcase a wide sample of the state’s extensive avifauna. We’ll scour tidal mudflats and marshes on San Francisco Bay, walk through oak woodlands and chaparral in the Diablo Range, explore alpine elevations in the Sierra, venture into sagebrush at Mono Lake, and head offshore to experience California’s pelagic bounty. We’ll try to see as many species as possible on this birding-focused tour, and we’ll make extra special effort to find regional specialties like Ridgway’s Rail, Yellow-billed Magpie, California Thrasher, Lawrence’s Goldfinch, Bell’s Sparrow, Mountain Quail, Greater Sage-Grouse, California Condor, Tricolored Blackbird, and California Towhee. The pelagic will afford opportunity for albatrosses, shearwaters, skuas, jaegers, and alcids, and the ever-present possibility of Asian vagrants will add intrigue to our daily outings. With fantastic weather and loads of beautiful birds, this trip promises to maximize your California birding experience.