- Registration is first-come, first served ONLY. Choose from available hikes.
- Please include parent(s) and up to four children in the number of attendees drop down.
- When filling in info, the first name should be one of the parent's names. If an additional parent or guardian will be on site, that info will be added at the bottom of the registration form, along with all the youth names.
Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) in collaboration with the National Park Service and Sonoma Birding invite families with children ages 3-18 to the 7th annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) on Sunday, January 29th at Point Reyes National Seashore's Red Barn. Gather your fledglings for this half-day event celebrating nature, parks, education and outdoor family fun. The event brings together all the basic elements to introduce the next generation of stewards to birding, the importance of birds in the ecosystem, and the annual tradition of bird counts. The park is an ideal location for birding with 490 bird species or 54% of all North American birds recorded here, which also make it a perfect outdoor classroom for you and your brood to learn more about the fascinating world of birds.
Naturalists will lead groups in the field to identify and count birds. Youth ages 3-6 are invited to join our Budding Birders* group with a range of activities and a bird discovery walk around the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Young Birders, ages 7-18, will participate in the official count and venture out to various locations within the park to identify and count birds. All teams will record and share their findings in a short report during the Tabulation Celebration. The event will conclude with a live bird showcase presented by The Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma County. All children must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. Event occurs rain or shine.
A suggested donation of $10.00 per family.
*Budding Birders ages 3-6 can register and participate with an older sibling age 7-18 in any group, but please note these hikes are longer and more remote.
What to Bring & Wear
Participants should dress in layers, wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring rain gear. Sunscreen is also encouraged. Limited refreshments will be provided, but families should bring a picnic lunch. Optional items include: extra dry clothes, socks and shoes, cameras, binoculars and bird guides. Loaner binoculars will be available.
This is a zero-waste event.
Have questions about the Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids)? Contact Point Reyes National Seashore Association