A practical guide to bird watching in Sonoma County, California
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Calendars, events, birding groups, and other resources


Calendar of Madrone Audubon Society field trips

Calendar of Redwood Region Ornithological Society field trips

Sonoma Birding calendar of events


our neighbors, in Marin County

Marin Audubon Society calendar of events

Upcoming Events/Classes in the Bay Area

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County (regional) birding groups and other resources

Madrone Audubon Society

Post Office Box 1911

Santa Rosa, California 95402 USA

Calendar of Madrone Audubon Society field trips

Calendar of RROS field trips

Gordon Beebe’s Website about bird song--I Heard a Bird

San Francisco Bay Wildlife--A wide-ranging site about wildlife in the San Francisco Bay Area

An io group (formerly hosted as a Yahoo group). Join to receive e-mail notifications of sightings and other bird-related reports from members.


A Yahoo group. Join to receive e-mail notifications of gull sightings and other gull-related reports from members.

Sonoma Birding

Post Office Box 1621

Sonoma, California 95476 USA

Sonoma Birding calendar of events

The Songbird Hospital of Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
Dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of native passerines

P.O. Box 475

Santa Rosa


Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Fall/winter hours are 9AM-5PM

Shearwater Journeys

P.O. Box 190

Hollister, California, 95024 USA

(831) 637-8527

Pelagic birding tours. Based south of San Francisco Bay. Trips head out to look for ocean birds from Monterey and Half Moon Bay, but also from Bodega Bay.

North Bay Rare Bird Alert phone line

Call for reports of recent rare bird sightings in the area

(415) 681-7422


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