Raptor Sightings
Red Hill Trail via Pomo Canyon 
Saturday September 16th, 10am to 2pm 

A group of people walk up a dirt path towards a tree-covered hill.



The fall migration is beginning soon! You're invited to join LandPaths and extraordinary naturalist and longtime friend of LandPaths "Duck" Dave Barry for a raptor sighting hike near the Sonoma Coast. At the top of Red Hill trail, we're hoping to see just a few of the four billion birds that a flying south this time of year. The day will be filled with beautiful sights of the Russian River, Sonoma Coast, and if were lucky, a few neat birds! We will be hiking and looking for birds all day with a lunch break at the top of Red Hill. 


  • We will ask you to sign a waiver of liability

  • You will receive a confirmation email upon registration.

  • There is no potable water on the property

  • We ask that you leave your pets at home for this event.

  • Big thank you to LandPaths longtime volunteer Dave Barry for leading this hike and sharing his vast knowledge on the natural world. 


About a 5 mile loop with an elevation gain of roughly 1,000 feet. This hike is modeately challenging with a good portion of the trail being exposed with little tree cover. 

About the area:

Red Hill is a peak in the coastal subrange of California's North Coast Range. The North Coast Mountains are divided into two major regions. The high peaks such as South Yolla Bolly, Snow Mountain and the Mayacama Mountains form the inland divide between the coast and the Central Valley while a long chain of coastal peaks and subranges line the actual coast. The western drainages of the North Coast Range are dominated by the Eel River and the Russian River. Red Hill anchors the southern gate of the Russian River estuary. It is composed of sediment although numerous serpentine rocks protrude from the slopes of the mountain.Two county high points, Cobb Mountain and Mount Saint Helena dot the horizon. The Russian River canyon and estuary are visible to the north, along with the Austin Creek drainage, Bodega Head, and Point Reyes are visible to the south. With the Pacific Ocean stretching out to the western horizon.

What to bring: 

  • Bottle of water, snacks, and lunch for the day

  • Comfortable clothing to protect from the sun (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)

  • Comfortable walking/hiking shoes (that can get dirty)

  • Binoculars 

Where we will meet you: 

Shell beach parking lot, Sonoma Coast State Park 

Highway 1 and Shell Beach Rd
Jenner, CA 95450


Our staff is certified in the minimum of CPR and First Aid, and they have training and years of experience working in outdoor spaces. All staff has had their backgrounds checked through fingerprinting.

Additional details:

Ticket Pricing:

Donation price of your choice from $5 to $40 you can get up to four tickets for one donation. Payment due upon registration. Refunds only if cancellations are received at least 48 hours in advance. 

If you are not able to make a donation please contact Roxy at, we can make accomodations for you. Your contribution makes events like these possible! 


If you have accessibility questions, please call or email us with any questions or concerns you may have.

Same-day cancellations:
Please call 707-544-7284 (then press 1) after 7 am the morning of the day if you wish to confirm. If you don't hear a cancellation notice in the highlighted voicemail, the day hasn't been canceled.

How to sign up: 

Click here! 

Do you need help registering?

  • call Roxy at 707-544-7284 ext 103 or

  • email her at

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