Private Tours

Point Reyes National Seashore, adjacent habitats and ranchlands around Tomales Bay, have been justly described as one of the best birding areas in the country. Your stay in this special landscape on the Pacific Coast can include a full or multi-day birding excursion led by one of the most experienced and enthusiastic birding guides in California. David's excursions on the famous northern California coast are an exceptional introduction to the wonderful world of birding. David compiled the Point Reyes Peninsula Christmas Bird Count for twenty years and has extensive knowledge of species occurrence. In addition to birding forays, our outings will include an interpretation of the natural and human history of the area, wildflowers, trees, geology, whales, climate, and butterflies. If you have an interest, David will incorporate that into your birding tour.
Many people spend a day with David learning the region and getting a crash course on the area’s natural and human history. With David's advice you can plan the rest of your stay at your favorite spots or areas you did not have time for. Locations visited in the Point Reyes area will be determined by weather, seasonal distribution of bird species and participants' interests. Most birding trips will consist of a series of short walks with little difficulty. Many aspects of bird identification and behavior will be covered. Remember, you don't have to be a "birder" to enjoy an excursion to Point Reyes area. There is so much more nature here.

Picture yourself on the magical California coast, in the alpine meadows of the Sierra or another of the state’s stunning ecosystems.

Focus on birds and/or natural history

Explorations in California

California is a land of extremes, which includes the continent’s deepest valley and lofty peaks. The list of birds observed in the state is only exceeded by one other, Texas. David has many years of experience leading trips in the desert, mountains, wetlands and other varied habitats of this rich area. Private birding tours can be arranged in places such as the Salton Sea, Mojave Desert, Mono Lake, Yosemite, Klamath Basin, Morro Bay and the Central Valley in addition to numerous San Francisco Bay Area locations. If you have target species that are of interest to you, please contact David to discuss your unique itinerary