|Northern California Family Vacations
Anytime of the Year
We provide trip planning, bird guide services, the services of our Outdoor
Instructors, and other travel support during anytime of the year to Northern
California focused on San Francisco and Monterey.These costs can be shared if
other families join you during your trip (if you so desire).
Please Note: Some of these services are based upon the availability of local bird
guides and upon the availability of the Outdoor Instructors.
|Why Northern California for birding and a family
For birders with children, Northern California is a great birding and family
vacation destination. With the help of Nestling Tours to plan and support this
vacation, most birders can add significantly to their life list, and the whole
family can enjoy other fun, interesting, and worthwhile vacation activities.
For birding, Northern California is one of the few places in the United States
where mountains, marshland, deep forest, open ocean and arid grassland
exist within a short drive of one another. Because of its location, you can find
birds that nest above the Arctic Circle and migrate south in the same area as
birds that breed in Mexico and migrate north! In addition, California’s
endemics can be found in this area including Yellow-billed Magpie,
California Towhee, and California Thrasher. Shearwater Journey’s pelagic
trips provide the best access anywhere in the country for Pacific coast pelagic
birds. Most birders add at least 10 lifers on their first Pacific pelagic trips,
and an August trip (for example) often includes Black-footed Albatross, Pink-
footed Shearwater, Buller’s Shearwater, Rhinocerous Auklet, Cassin’s
Auklet, Red Phalarope, 2 and sometimes 3 Jaeger species, a few rarities,
sometimes mega-rarities, whales, and other marine mammals. With Point
Reyes to the north and with Monterey to the south, starting a trip in San
Francisco gives you quick access to two of the best birding spots along the
Pacific Coast. Adding a few days of guided birding to your trip through
Nestling Tours to find a few more target birds (such as Black Turnstone,
Wandering Tattler, Surfbird, White-tailed Kite, White-headed Woodpecker,
Pacific-slope Flycatcher, and Golden-crowned Sparrow), and a trip to
Northern California becomes a great birding vacation.
Nestling Tours offers three services to support your Northern California
vacation during most anytime of the year.
With the help of Nestling Tours, you can easily enjoy a great birding and
family vacation in Northern California.
|Custom Northern California Trip Planner
What do you want from your birding and family
vacation in Northern California? Click on each
link below and help us learn more.
Note and Instructions: You do not have to fill in all of this
information, but it will help us learn more about your birding
and family vacation needs. From here, we can develop an
itinerary which will help you find the birds you most want to
see and which includes other vacation activities which your
whole family will equally enjoy.
For information about the
the price of these services, click here.
For more information, contact us at
1-888-203-7464 or by email at