The Pacific Flyway: A Winter Birding Adventure in California

Flock to California this winter to witness millions of feathered friends making their way along their migratory route. Learn about three ecosystems, and spot over 100 bird species!
Program No. 23939RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Each winter, millions of birds navigate the Pacific Flyway, one of four major migratory bird routes in the Americas. Shorebirds, waterfowl, and raptors depend on California as a winter haven or as a critical stopover on their migration journey. Traverse the Sunshine State from the Great Central Valley to the Pacific Ocean on the tail of species like the black oystercatcher and the red-necked grebe. Learn how locals worked with conservationists to make the region more bird-friendly, and witness how land use and bird species differ between three diverse ecosystems!
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Set out on birding adventures along Point Reyes National Seashore, where more birds are spotted than in anywhere else in the U.S. National Park System.
  • Witness flocks of birds by the thousands as you learn about three diverse ecosystems: freshwater wetlands and farm fields, brackish wetlands and saltwater lagoons.
  • Learn how the Suisun Wildlife Center rescues and releases birds and small mammals, and meet some live raptors up close.

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