Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Please join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, take part in naturalist training or dig in with other volunteers to assist our land management team. Reservations are required for most events in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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CANCELLED - Tomales Bay Winter Shorebird Survey

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CANCELLED - Tomales Bay Winter Shorebird Survey

Jan 19 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm
Tomales Bay

Note: Due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, ACR's Shorebird surveys for the 2021 season are on hold until further notice.

Tracking seasonal populations

Since 1989, Audubon Canyon Ranch has been monitoring seasonal populations of shorebirds on Tomales Bay. Three baywide counts are completed within each early-winter and late winter census period, and an additional baywide count is conducted each Augustto record peak numbers of fallmigrants. 

We have divided Tomales Bay into 15 shorebird count areas, which are covered simultaneously by teams of qualified volunteer field observers. Each count requires 60-90 minutes to complete. Some counts are coordinated to coincide closely with counts conducted by other investigators in other areas.

We use the Tomales Bay shorebird survey data in quantitative assessments of species status, distribution, and trends (e.g.,  Kelly 2001, Kelly and Stallcup 2003), habitat values (Kelly 2001), and progress in local wetlands restoration (Kelly and Condeso 2017).

The results provide information for regional planning and are made available to other investigators through electronic data access (e.g., California Avian Data Center).

Get involved

For more information on becoming involved with this volunteer effort, contact the Cypress Grove Research Center at 415.663.8203.

Photo: Nils Warnock



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SOLD OUT – Last House Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Fishel

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SOLD OUT – Last House Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Fishel

Jan 23 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Zoom Video Conference

Learning from M.F.K. Fisher's Last House: What Fisher's writing and design choices teach us about making our homes a sanctuary for creative work, good food, and creating joy.

Led by author Elizabeth Fishel with guest speaker Kennedy Golden.

About the workshop: During this two-hour online introduction to Fisher's life and legacy, you will be inspired by a virtual tour of the house she designed on the magnificent Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, CA. She lived there for her last 20 years and produced 18 iconic books there. Her younger daughter, Kennedy Golden, will join us to discuss Fisher's beloved nooks and crannies for writing, rest, socializing, and appreciating the Sonoma landscape. We will use short guided exercises, photos, discussion and sharing to reflect on our lives during sheltering-in-place and come away with new ideas for transforming our homes and creative practices.

About the Instructor: Elizabeth Fishel is a widely published journalist and the author of five nonfiction books about womens' lives and family relationships, among them, Sisters, Reunion, and Getting to 30: A Parent's Guide to the 20-Something Years (co-written with Jeffrey Arnett). She leads the Friday Writers' groups in Oakland, CA and has given workshops on creativity at UC Berkeley, the Mesa Refuge, and Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. She has been doing research for a project about creativity in the second half of life and the transformational role of houses in the lives of literary women.

About the Guest Speaker: Kennedy Golden was born in Southern California. She returned to her home state after traveling and living with her mother, M.F.K. Fisher in France and Switzerland, and spending college years in New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. After nearly 45 years working at Mills College from which she retired as Associate Dean of Students, she is happily spending retirement creating the home she desires, and experimenting with cooking in ways not possible while working.

CLICK HERE for details and to add your name to the waitlist (event is currently sold out). 



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