Discover the
Beauty of Birds

Birding and natural history classes, field reports, essays and tours around the Bay Area, California and the West with Ted Pierce.

Welcome to Birding with Ted!

Voted Best Avian Educator by the Editors of the East Bay Express, Ted Pierce shares his philosophy about birding and life. Ted teaches how to enjoy bird watching in a collegial and fun manner. The goal isn't to build up the competitive "life list" of species seen; rather it is a way to learn about the environment and to sharpen one's observation skills. At this website, you can explore Ted's upcoming tours, classes, field reports and nature essays. Look for periodic updates.


Please visit the "Ornithomania" blog!

Make sure you visit the blog to keep up with news of Ted's birding trips around California and the U.S.






Upcoming Tours 2022 NEW!
Bolinas Tour
Sat. Feb. 5, 9am-12pm 
Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont

This large regional park in Fremont (East Bay, north of San Jose) has everything: extensive cat-tail marshes, grasslands, hills and woodlands.... Read more

Bolinas Tour
Sat. Jan. 22, 10am-4pm
The Birds of Lake Solano, Winters & Putah Creek

This day tour highlights everal beautiful Sacramento Valley locations, including Winters, Putah Creek and nearby Lake Solano.... Read more

Mon-Thurs, Dec. 27-30
Birds of the Salton Sea and Anza-Borrego Desert Preserve

The immense Salton Sea, located in the Imperial Valley of southern California, is a winter magnet for thousands of migratory birds of all kinds, including ducks, rails, egrets, pelicans, ibis, cranes, geese, gulls and raptors. Over 400 species have been recorded around the sea .... Read more