This trip includes visits to a wide variety of habitats, from coastal marshes to oak woodlands, where we’ll seek out a diverse assortment of songbirds, shorebirds and seabirds, from migrating Sooty Shearwaters off Monterey Bay to inland California specialties like the California Thrasher and Yellow-billed Magpie.
- Trip Leader: Candace Larson & Mary Coolidge
- Fee: $1,395 members / $1,595 non-members
- Deposit: $700 required to secure your place
- Single supplement: $400
Notes on Accessibility: This trip will include a combination of van-based birding, short walks on well-graded trails, and some hikes on uneven ground (1-4 miles), including occasional steep stretches.
Mary has served on Portland Audubon's Conservation team since 2008, and currently coordinates three of Audubon's hazard campaigns: Bird Safe, Lights Out, and Get the Lead Out. These advocacy and education campaigns raise awareness about important threats to bird survivorship, from urban areas to wild landscapes. Mary also works at the Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation in the Oregon Zoo’s California Condor propagation program, one of 5 breeding facilities in the U.S. and Baja working to recover this critically endangered species.
Candace is an avid birder, mycology geek, and native plant enthusiast, with a passion for the diverse ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Candace leads domestic and international ecotours with a focus on bird biology and habitat preservation. She also works as a Field Biologist in Portland Audubon’s Conservation program, helping statewide partners meet their avian conservation goals.