UC Campus Events

Campus Bird Search

There’s more to the main U.C. campus than libraries and lecture halls! Find and learn about some of the birds that make Cal their home. We’ll focus on the Eucalyptus Grove/Grinnell Natural Area around Strawberry Creek. Species we hope to find include chickadees, warblers, sparrows, towhees, and perhaps Hermit Thrush. Beginners are warmly welcome.

Sunday October 17
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Bring binoculars if you have them. If not, we will have some pairs to share. This trip requires a relatively small amount of walking; no stairs, but part of it is on grass or unpaved, uneven ground.

Trip is limited to 20 participants; advance registration required. Click here to register, starting on October 10th. Meeting place and directions will be emailed to registered participants.

Bird Chalk Art

Chalk Art Warbler

Calling all artists, doodlers, sketchers, and folks of all ages who just want to have fun with chalk! Join us to create sidewalk chalk drawings of Bay Area birds. We’ll provide the chalk and some photos of local birds for (optional) reference; you provide the imagination and busy hands!

Sunday, October 17
Noon to 4 p.m.

Meet at the plaza in front of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Valley Life Sciences Building) on the U.C. Berkeley campus between 12 and 4 p.m. We’ll be drawing there and on another nearby plaza.

Click here for a Google Maps link or here for a printable map of the meeting spot. The closest BART stop is Downtown Berkeley.

All are welcome; no experience needed! 

Falcon Fun

Learn about the Peregrine Falcon pair that nest each spring on the Campanile! Play a fun falcon game. Watch a live video feed from Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands, where Allen Fish of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory will answer your questions about the annual autumn hawk migration and count.

Sunday, October 17
Noon to 4 p.m.

Plaza near the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Click here for a Google Maps link or here for a printable map.

Ornithological Treasures

U.C. Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology has one of the country’s largest collections of bird specimens and skeletons, dating back to 1836! Meet MVZ staff and get close-up views of some of these scientific treasures.

Sunday, October 17
Noon to 4 p.m.

Plaza near the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Click here for a Google Maps link or here for a printable map.