Join this birding tradition at any of these half day family friendly outdoor birding celebration! This is geared to youngsters ages 8-16. A participating adult per child is required. Some of these nature organizations will have separate activities for younger children ages 4-7. Learn more from the sponsoring organizations by clicking on the link. Volunteers assistance is always appreciated. Happy Holidays! - Watch a fun example of a CBC4Kids - KIDS VIDEO
Sat. Dec. 12, 2015 (8:30 am -12:30 pm)
Marin - CBC4Kids - Sign up
Sat. Dec 19th, 2015 (8:30 am -12:30 pm)
Napa County - CBC4Kids - Sign up
Sat. Jan. 2nd, 2016 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Petaluma - Madrone Audubon - CBC4Kids - Sign up
Sun. Jan 3rd, 2016 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Sonoma Valley - CBC4Kids - 707-939-8007 - Sign up
Sat. Jan 9, 2016 (10:00 am-3:00 pm)
Point Reyes - CBC4Kids - Sign up
Sat. Jan. 9, 2016 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Sacramento - Audubon CBC4Kids - Sign up
Sat. Jan. 16, 2016 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Santa Rosa - Mayacamas - CBC4Kids - Sign up
Wednesday - December 30, 2015 - Dawn to Dusk.
Celebrate Sonoma's Good Nature! Great birding in Sonoma Valley for the 116th CBC. All levels of birders are welcomed!
For information and sign up contact - Eugene and Nancy Hunn - email@example.com
April 2014 - Darren Peterie and Tom Rusert, co-founders of Sonoma Birding based in Sonoma CA, received the 36th annual John Muir "Conservationists of the Year" Award. The award was presented at the 100th Anniversary celebration of both Muir's birthday & his enduring legacy. In the history of public wilderness preservation, Muir's achievements are unmatched. He was the founder of the Sierra Club in 1892 and "Father of our National Parks". The conservation awards were presented at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California.
Sonoma Valley Sun
The map and tour was first created in 2008 by Tom Rusert of Sonoma Birding as a "outdoor classroom" for community education. The walking tour highlights the abundance of unique trees in this arboretum that represent a wide range of countries. Historic monuments are highlighted and a list of some of the amazing urban birds recorded in this habitat is included. Special thanks to Scott Summers, cartographer and designer and Carolina Kestel designer. The tour map is also available at Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau on the plaza.
Join the movement across North America!
In the USA - Here is the Playbook to guide you. Assistance - USA CBC4Kids email contact
In Canada - Bird Studies Canada Information - http://birdscanada.org/volunteer/cbc4kids/ Assistance - firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media - Group Facebook: click here - Twitter: #CBC4Kids
Here are the results by area for Sonoma Valley. This year we have two birds never recorded in the eight year event: the Eastern Phoebe and the Red-naped Sapsucker. Rare bird forms will be submitted to National Audubon. - Unofficial Results
A great variety for all levels of birders with driving directions and helpful descriptions...all within 30 minutes of the historic Sonoma Plaza. Birding Maps
Sonoma Birding's hands-on binocular boot camp hosted over 260 youngsters plus their parents, helping to “unleash the inner citizen scientist”. Parents and kids were taught basic binocular skills so they could enjoy bird watching and the more adventurous sport of birding. Many were preparing for the upcoming Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) offered in the Bay Area.
Sonoma Birding, Sonoma Land Trust and USF&W Service partnered to install three new burrowing owl artificial habitats at the SLT Bay Center. There are a total of 10 dual entry units installed at Sears Point in Southern Sonoma. The objective for Sonoma Valley and surronds is to expand a sustainable and safe wintering habitat for the BUOW. Press articles on past installation in Sonoma Valley - 1st Article, 2nd Article
We welcome tax deductible contributions. Send to Sonoma Birding, P.O. Box 1621, Sonoma, CA 95476