Central California: Yosemite to Monterey

  1. 2017
    Friday, September 1, 2017 to Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Tour Duration: 
    12 days
    Tour Price:
     $5,375 CAD, $3,895 USD
    Single Supplement:
     $1,250 CAD, $900 USD
    Tour Starts/Ends: 
    San Francisco
    Guide: 
    Number of Persons Limit: 
    12
Highlights

• Relatively easy and productive birding among the most scenically impressive and diverse of areas

• Exciting and productive pelagic, with potential for exceptional sightings

• Lots of mammals, from Sea Otters and great whales to Tule Elk and sea-lions!

 

Overview

Endemics, world-class pelagic, towering redwoods and Yosemite!

Our California birding tour will take you from the towering coast redwoods to world-class pelagic birding, from rocky ocean shorelines and productive marshes and mudflats to the magnificant high mountain scenery of the Sierra Nevada.

Pelagic boatrides out into Monterey Bay are among the most exciting in the world, for the cool California Current brings nutrient rich waters close to land and provide feeding grounds for many North Pacific species and large numbers of migrants from the Southern Hemisphere. Add to this a rich landbird fauna, including several endemics and great numbers of shorebirds migrating south from northern breeding grounds, at Point Reyes National Seashore, Mono Lake and world-famous Yosemite National Park, plus the chance to see once again a California Condor soaring majestically in the wild, and we have a superb and spectacular tour.

Central California also hosts a remarkable array of mammals, from sea otters to Tule Elk. Dramatic landscapes, superb pelagic birding and exciting birds and mammals on land make for a very enjoyable California birding tour.


Itinerary View Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to overnight hotel in San Francisco

Day 2: Point Reyes National Seashore

Day 3: Transfer to Sierra Nevada

Day 4: Mono Lake

Days 5 - 6: Yosemite

Day 7: Transfer to Monterey

Days 8 – 10: Monterey

Day 11: Return to San Francisco

Day 12: Departure

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