Beginners Birding Walk:BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars!) 

Bohemia Ecological preserve, Occidental

Saturday, August 24 8:30am-1:00pm



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Join us for a morning of beginner’s birding at Bohemia Ecological Preserve. Please note: This is not a hike, but a slow walk (includes considerable incline). We will meander through the property slowly, looking for and observing all the birds we encounter. However, for those with mobility issues, please be aware that we will be walking up a steep gravel road and around uneven terrain. This is a birding walk geared toward beginners and the bird-curious, but all skill levels are welcome. We will share tips on using binoculars and field guides, teach techniques for locating birds, point out bird vocalizations, and share bird ID field marks for some of the common summer and year-round species. We want to inspire participants to get out and appreciate the bird world!


Location: Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 6773 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, CA 95465

What to bring:

  • This is a BYOB event- Bring your own binoculars!
  • Comfortable shoes for hiking, and warm clothes for warm weather
  • Snacks and a water bottle

Details and what to expect:

  • Group size is limited, so register as soon as possible! You will be placed on a waiting list if the event is full. 
  • This hike will be led by amazing Bohemia volunteer docents, Teresa and Miles Tuffli. Check out their bird adventures here:
  • Birders of all levels are welcome; however, this walk is geared especially toward those who are beginners or brand new to birding.
  • This outing is family-friendly,  and kids are welcome to participate
  • What if it's raining? Any steady rainfall beyond sprinkles will call for cancellation. If in doubt please call (707) 544-7284 (then press 1) after 6:30 AM on the day of the outing. If there is no special message the event is on!                                                         


For any other questions or concerns, or if you would like to register over the phone, please contact Jesica Rodriguez by calling 707-544-7284 #107, or by emailing

To register, click here!