Novato, California

104 Vintage Way, Suite A-7
Novato, CA 94945
Between Sports Basement and Pier 1

 (415) 893-0500

Open Today Until 6:00 pm

Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Michael & Jack Gedney, Shih-Po Hsu Franchise Store Owners

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Upcoming Events

Each month we host free local bird walks and talks on natural history subjects in our Novato store. Check back regularly for details on additional events, or visit our Nature in Novato blog for our full listing of current nature walks and other events hosted by ourselves and other local organizations. 


Seminar: Ducks & Other Swimming Birds

November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am to 10:45 am at Wild Birds Unlimited

Earlier in fall, we hosted a seminar on our local shorebirds - the sandpipers, plovers, and so on that run along the shore or wade in the shallows. Now, as we move into winter, we'll be covering the swimming birds: ducks, geese, swans, grebes, and a smattering of rails and cormorants. If you'd like to learn how to see and identify more birds in local ponds and wetlands this winter, this is the talk for you. In this in-store presentation, we'll present an overview of our different waterbird families (what is a grebe anyways?), give some helpful tips for identification, then move on to a brisk tour of about 25 of our most notable local ducks and other swimming waterbirds, discussing life history highlights, local sites in which to find them, and how to identify the potentially tricky ones.

See more details and reserve your space by visiting the event page now.

San Rafael Bay Trail Bird Walk

December 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am to 11:30 am at Starkweather Shoreline Park

Join guest leader Rich Cimino from Yellowbilled Tours and Jack from Wild Birds Unlimited for this walk on San Rafael's Bay Trail. This is some of our closest access to the immediate bayshore, giving us a chance to see shorebirds, gulls, and a wide variety of ducks and grebes. Species that favor open, deep water like ruddy ducks, canvasbacks, bufflehead, and the larger Clark's and western grebes can often be seen here. For more on the birds found here, check out the eBird Hotspot. Bring binoculars (and a spotting scope if you have one!); we will have a few extra loaner pairs of binos and a few scopes to share. The trail is level and easy walking (mostly paved) and extends about 1.5 miles to the north (3 miles round trip). 

See more details and reserve your space by visiting the event page now.


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