www.thefilemyrs.com > Birding > California 2005

Organized by Connie Goldman, Bert Filemyr
Participants - Ann Scott,
Art McMorris
With cameo appearances by
Nick Haass
, Eric Pilotte,
Jane Henderson and Bob Cohen

Depart Philadelphia on Tuesday October 4, 2005
Return to Philadelphia on Thursday October 13, 2005

View from Hawk Hill

Post Trip Reports

Trip Images by Bert Filemyr
Trip Images by Art McMorris

Trip Report by Connie Goldman

Species List

Reports from the Road
Report 1
Report 2
Report 3
Report 4
Report 5
Report 6
Report 7
Report 8

Report 9
Report 10

Click Here for a map of the general trip area.

The Trip

Night in
Distance from previous night
1 Tuesday October 4

Fly to SFO
Pick up rental van
Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds

- Birding Las Gallinas
Comfort Inn
125 miles (from SFO)
2 Wednesday October 5

Sacramento NWR
Yolo Farmlands
Yolo County Park
Cosumnes River Preserve

- Birds of Sacramento NWR
- Birding Yolo Farmlands
- Birding in Yolo County
- Birding Cosumnes River Preserve
- Cosumnes River Preserve Site Guide

Comfort Inn
140 miles
3 Thursday October 6
Lake Del Valle Regional Park / Mines Road
Moss Landing State Park
Elkhorn Slough
Moon Glow Dairy

- Birds of Mines Road
- Birding Del Puerto Canyon and Mines Road
- Birding Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing
- Birding Moon Glow Dairy

Red Roof Inn - Watsonville
97 miles
4 Friday October 7

Andrew Molera State Park
Big Sur River Area
Point Lobos State Reserve
Point Pinos
Moss Landing State Park
Pajerno River Mouth

- Birding Point Lobos
- Condor Reintroduction
- Condors in Monterey County
- Birding Big Sur River Mouth
- Birding Point Pinos

Red Roof Inn - Watsonville (30 minutes from dock)
5 Saturday October 8

Monterey Pelagic (joined by Nick Haass and Eric Pilotte)
We (Bert, Connie, Art, Ann, Nick and Eric) had dinner with Jane Henderson and Bob Cohen

Red Roof Inn - Watsonville (30 minutes from dock)

6 Sunday October 9
Monterey Pelagic (joined by Nick Haass and Eric Pilotte)
Drive to Bodega Bay (180 miles, 4 hours)
Bodega Bay
Bodega Harbor Inn
181 miles
7 Monday October 10
Bodega Bay Pelagic
- Birding Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay
Bodega Harbor Inn
8 Tuesday October 11
Tomales Bay State Park
Point Reyes National Seashore
Schnellenberg Park
- Point Reyes Checklist
- Birding in Point Reyes
Best Western - Placerville
136 miles from Point Reyes
9 Wednesday October 12
Sly Park
Crystal Basin
- Birding Crystal Basin
Ramada Inn - Vallejo
130 miles from Crystal Basin
10 Thursday October 13
Dawn birding at Benicia State Park with Eric Pilotte
Drive to Airport (44 miles)
Fly to PHL

Home Sweet Home

Sunrise / Sunset (San Francisco 10/4/05)

Begin civil twilight 6:42 a.m.
Sunrise 7:08 a.m.
Sunset 6:48 p.m.
End civil twilight 7:14 p.m.

Current Weather Conditions / Forecasts

Point Reyes Area
Monterey area
Bodega Bay area

Monterey Bay sea buoy
Bodega Bay sea buoy