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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Spend your days searching the world famous Monterey area for birds and your evenings with special guests from Hidden Valley's talented faculty. According to Wildbird magazine, the Monterey Bay is one of the top 10 birding spots, and this field-based class is designed to locate the greatest number of bird species possible at birding spots in the Monterey Bay area. Sighting possibilities include the California Thrasher, California Quail, Anna's Hummingbird, Wrentit, Townsend's Warbler, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Brandt's and Pelagic Cormorants, Black Oystercatcher, Marbled Murrelet, and Tricolored Blackbird.


• Embark on a boat excursion along the Elkhorn Slough, an estuary and protected reserve that is home to more than 340 species of birds.
• Spot Black-crowned Night-Herons and Black Oystercatchers during a field trip to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.
• Enjoy an afternoon at Garland Park where you can look for White-tailed Kites.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to 1.5 miles with stops. Participants should be able to embark a boat for field trip.

Coordinated by Hidden Valley Institute.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips


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