College Classes & Birding Slideshows

Learn about my Diablo Valley College and Merritt College adult natural history and birding classes, noting:

  1. My upcoming Merritt College (Oakland, CA) classes:
    including in 2018: “Waterbirds of Central CA & the San Francisco Bay Area (BIOL 48N, March 21 – April 28, 2018), as well as Raptors of the San Francisco Bay Area and Bird Song Ecology and Identifying Birds By Ear
  2. My current Diablo Valley College class — Nature Study & Conservation/CA Natural Communities — occurs as BioSc 126 and runs through May 22, 2016.


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Please note titles and descriptions of my public slide show presentations (that I’ve performed in more than 20 states) appear below, including Warblers of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Watch for more details here regarding dates for the lectures and field trips, or visit Then, please feel free to register for one of my classes by accessing the Merritt College class catalog or Diablo Valley College class catalog.


Bird Songing: The Ecology of Birds’ Songs and Identifying Them By Ear
: Threatened Beauties (slide show)
Wood-Warblers of the Bay Area

Wood-Warblers of the West Coast & California

The Miracle of Migration: The Amazing Nomadic Lives of Birds & Other Animals
(slide show and/or workshop/class)

Learn the location of planets and about the lives of birds and animals at my Nature Watch Calendar and Phenology Calendar for the northern California/Marin County area (near San Francisco) and other similar latitudes in the West.

(E-Mail me your nature notes.)