Bird Photography Field Trip with Shubha and Bruce
California Fall Challenge In-Person Event (Covid-modified style)
Date: Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Join this easy field trip with Bruce Paton and Shubha Tuljapurkar, SFBBO Board members and bird photographers, to visit a local Silicon Valley reserve rich in both numbers and diversity of birds (recent eBird count of 276 species!), at the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto. Participants will visit several distinct settings that give opportunities to observe a range of species and behaviors and talk about specific photography techniques to capture images of interest in bird behaviors. At the start of the walk, please let us know your level of birding and photography experiences so we can team up accordingly and have a fun filled morning. Participants can submit their photos from the day to the Bird Photo Big Day to help increase our collective species count.
This field trip is part of SFBBO's 2022 California Fall Challenge (CFC) Bird Photo Big Day. This activity is a fundraiser, so we hope that, in addition to registering, you will consider giving generously for birds and help us continue conserving them for many decades to come.
While SFBBO welcomes support from everyone, the field trip will be limited to 10 participants. This field trip is recommended for adults and children 12 and older.
All volunteers and participants will be asked to please follow SFBBO's Covid-19 Prevention Policy protocols:
- Wear a well-fitting mask at all times during the event
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who are not in your household
- HEALTH CHECK - prior to the event all participants will be asked to sign and return a liability waiver and to do a self-health assessment at home and fill out a form asking if they are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms and if they or anyone they live with have Covid-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19. If you answer yes to any of these, we hope you can still support the California Fall Challenge but ask you to please stay home.
Please also reference the CDC's guidelines.
2022 CFC T-Shirt: A donation of $70 or more is eligible to receive our 2022 CFC T-Shirt. This year's shirt was designed by Anqi Chen and showcases Bushtits, a species we often see at our Coyote Creek Field Station. The estimated value of the shirt ($20) is not tax-deductible. If you are making a donation at this level and would like a shirt, please write to [email protected] and let us know what style and size you would like - we have women's and unisex styles in small, medium, large, XL, and (in unisex only) XXL. The draft 2022 CFC T-Shirt artwork is pictured at left!
You can register for Bruce and Shubha's event and make a donation below. Click here to donate a different amount. Donations (but not field trip registrations) can also be made by check to San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, 524 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035 (please include a note that lets us know you want your donation to support Bruce and Shubha's fundraising team). We'll send directions, the liability waiver, and the health self-assessment form a few days before the event. Questions? Please contact [email protected].
The California Fall Challenge is SFBBO's biggest annual fundraising campaign. Our goal for this year's CFC is to raise $45,000 by Oct. 30th to support our bird conservation work throughout the year and we hope you will participate by making a donation today to help us reach our goal! The Oct. 1st Bird Photo Big Day is a bird-a-thon where people from 10 Bay Area counties work together to take photos of as many bird species as possible in 24 hours. Photos will be shared on a group Facebook page and the event also includes a fun photo contest. We designed these walks to build excitement for the event and for birds and hope they inspire people to donate generously and get their friends and family involved as well.
Continue the Challenge! More fun California Fall Challenge activities are scheduled for September and October, including our Band-a-Thon, our online Silent Auction, and our various "Give Back" opportunities to buy bird-themed items from businesses that donate part of the proceeds to SFBBO. Thank you for supporting SFBBO!