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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ON HOLD - Tomales Bay Winter Shorebird Survey

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ON HOLD - Tomales Bay Winter Shorebird Survey

Feb 1 2021 - 10:45am to 12:15pm
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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ON HOLD - Tomales Bay Winter Shorebird Survey

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ON HOLD - Tomales Bay Winter Shorebird Survey

Feb 15 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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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Rotary Club of West Marin with Sasha Berleman

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Rotary Club of West Marin with Sasha Berleman

Feb 17 2021 - 8:30am
Zoom Video Conference

Sasha Berleman from Audubon Canyon Ranch and the Fire Forward program will speak at Rotary Club of West Marin on February 17, 8:30am zoom (email [email protected] for zoom invite). 

Imagine a North Bay that lives harmoniously with fire and understands its critical role in tending our cherished and beautiful open spaces. Fire Forward, a program of Audubon Canyon Ranch, brings a unique blend of science-based program design and community organizing to our region as it seeks to become a model of fire-adapted communities tending fire-adapted landscapes.

More information at egret.org/fire-forward.



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